H . O . P . E
HELPING families of children with disabilities take OWNERSHIP of their children's future through PRACTICAL PARENTING to produce EXCEPTIONAL results
The H.O.P.E. model is a multifaceted tool that I have developed to assist families of children with disabilities for planning and outcome management. The primary objective of the plan is to equip families with tools, resources, and skills that support sound decision-making specific to your family's unique circumstances (your culture, values, religion, social situations, etc.).
The five domains of the H.O.P.E. model are to Assess, Plan, Act, Evaluate, and Sustain/Grow.
The process begins with assessing the needs and strengths of the family as a unit and as individuals. Strengths are the individual’s assets: areas of life where they are doing well or have an interest or ability. Needs are areas where an individual requires help, development, or intervention. During this phase, we also look at relationship dynamics, learning styles, and other relevant factors.
Planning provides overall direction on the path that leads from where things are now to where we hope they will be. It’s important that a family develops a clear vision and objectives in the form of a parenting plan and an education plan.
The parenting plan and the education plan are used as a guide to creating SMART goals - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely. We’ll create strategies and actions outlined in a step-by-step process that is prioritized based on need and impact.
Once the action plan has been implemented, we will track the outcomes and evaluate them in order to monitor what is happening. We can then make adjustments as necessary so that you continue making progress towards your desired outcomes.
As goals are achieved, tools and support are provided to maintain growth. Additionally, the steps can be repeated as often as needed to address issues as they arise or to support continued growth and development.