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LSP (all-in-one manual and tool)
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How can home visiting programs measure outcomes for families at risk?

Use the LSP evaluation tool to track child and family progress

LSP logoThe Life Skills Progression™ (LSP™) tool measures a parent’s ability to achieve and maintain a healthy and satisfying life for families. LSP describes individual parent and infant/toddler progress
using 43 individual categories of life skills that reflect the

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array of basic skills needed to live and parent well. It also tracks important infant developmental and regulatory outcomes.

The LSP can be used to document the incremental parent/child life skills outcomes that are required by funding sources and administrators.











At a glance

What is it?

A broad-based parent/child outcome tool to track progress of high-risk, low-income parents and their children

What age range does it target?

Families with children from birth to 3 years

What are the components?

The all-in-one LSP includes information on the tool’s development and field testing, instructions on use, data entry form, cumulative score sheet, and the photocopiable tool itself

What areas does it examine?

LSP includes Parent Scales that look at

  • relationships
  • education and employment
  • health and medical care
  • mental health and substance use/abuse
  • basic essentials

and Infant Scales that look at the areas of

  • communication
  • gross motor
  • fine motor
  • problem solving
  • personal-social
  • social-emotional
  • regulation
  • breast feeding

Who completes it?

An experienced professional familiar with the family

How long does it take to complete?

About 5–10 minutes

How often is it conducted?

Initially when working with a family (within the first two visits), then every 6 months, and at closure

What does the instrument tell you?

Generating a comprehensive portrait of the behaviors, attitudes, and skills of parents and children, LSP helps professionals establish baseline client profiles, identify strengths and needs, plan interventions, and monitor progress and outcomes to show interventions are working