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Events: Low Incidence Affinity Group (Online PLC Session)

Topic: Journal Article Discussion - Active Implementation Frameworks for Program Success

Date: Monday, May 21, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Mountain / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Pacific

Facilitators
Jennifer Coffey, PhD, OSEP Project Officer, SPDG Program Lead

Description/Other Details
Dr. Coffey facilitated a discussion framed around the recent article “Active Implementation Frameworks for Program Success: How to Use Implementation Science to Improve Outcomes for Children.”

Participants were asked to think about a set practices or program you’re currently implementing for students with significant disabilities, and consider how the program or set of practices would look like when applying the frameworks outlined in the article.

Materials/Resources

Active Implementation Frameworks for Program Success: How to Use Implementation Science to Improve Outcomes for Children (PDF, 2012, Allison Metz, LEah Bartley, NIRN, Zero to Three)

Abstract Over the past decade the science related to developing and identifying evidence-based programs and practices for children and families has improved significantly. However, the science related to implementing these programs in early childhood settings has lagged far behind. This article outlines how the science of implementation and the use of evidence-based Active Implementation Frameworks (Fixsen, Naoom, Blase, Friedman, & Wallace, 2005) can close the research-to-practice gap in early childhood and ensure sustainable program success. Four implementation frameworks include: Implementation stages; Implementation Drivers; Policy–Practice Feedback Loops; and Organized, Expert Implementation Support. The authors provide examples and discuss implications for early childhood settings.