Skip to main content
NCDB Logo

You are a group member!

Please login.

You must first login before joining this group.

Login or Make a Profile

EBP - Preparing Tailored Program Materials

Early Identification and Referral

EBP - Preparing Tailored Program Materials

Early Identification and Referral

This page was last updated on May 2, 2017 at 7:27 am

180 views

Evidenced-Based Practice: Using concise, graphic written materials that describe the services the referral source and the child being referred will receive from your program

What It Looks Like:

1. Message Framing

  • Identify target audience (be as specific as possible)
  • Identify desired or expected benefit to targeted audience
  • Prepare a positive, gain-framed message (focused on benefits of program/positive consequences to the children being referred)

2. Material Preparation

  • Personalize written materials for targeted audience
  • Describe reasons and benefits for making referrals
  • Include guidance for how to make referrals

3. Intervention

  • Identify ways printed materials will be disseminated and used to promote referrals
  • Use the printed materials as part of outreach to targeted system(s)
  • Provide tailored feedback to referral sources

Things to Think About:

  • Have you identified specific points you want your materials to make?
  • Is each point relevant to the audience (system) you’re targeting? For example, are there points you want to make in materials distributed to families that might be different than points you want to make to speech pathologists?
  • Are you clear about the benefits of referral to your project?
  • Does the message include the benefits of technical assistance from your project?
  • Do you use language/data that connects to the audience you’re targeting? (e.g. “Pediatricians now generally recognize the importance of early intervention”, “More than 85% of children with vision and hearing loss have additional disabilities”)
  • Have you provided specifics about how to make a referral? Is there anything you can do to make the referral process easier?
  • Are written materials integrated into project outreach activities?
  • Have you thought about what kind of feedback would be most useful to the system you’re targeting? Have you thought of ways to provide different feedback to different sources?

Adapted from TRACE Endpoints, Dec 2006


More About the Practices:

Please login.

You must first login before posting your comments here.

Login or Make a Profile

0 Comments

NCDB : The Research Institute : Western Oregon University : 345 N. Monmouth Ave. : Monmouth, OR 97361
Contact Us: 800-438-9376 | info@nationaldb.org

Tour This Page Website Help
Help for this page

Help Guides & Tutorials