Bruder, M. B. (2010). Coordinating services with families. (external website) In. R. A. McWilliam (Ed.), Working with families of young children with special needs, (93+). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Click this link for a lengthy excerpt from the chapter above which includes information about service coordination in early intervention.
Bruder, M. B., & Dunst, C. J. (2008). Factors related to the scope of early intervention service coordinator practices. Infants & Young Children, 21(3), (external website, pdf) 176-185.
The study investigated the influence of the model of service coordination, the length and frequency of service coordination contacts, and the helpgiving practices used by service coordinators on service coordination practices, such as IFSP oversight, coordination with other services, provision of information to families, etc.
Dunst, C. J., & Bruder, M. B. (2006). Early intervention service coordination models and service coordination practices. (external website, pdf) Journal of Early Intervention, 28(3), 155-165.
This article presents information about three different models of service coordination (dedicated and independent, dedicated but not independent, and blended) and nine different service coordination practices. Strengths and limitations of the different models are discussed.