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Routines-based Early Intervention
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A proven model for family-centred intervention in natural environments, routines-based intervention is the approach thousands of professionals trust to improve the lives of young children and families. Now there's a definitive guide to this highly respected, theoretically sound model -- straight from the leading authority on routines-based intervention. Putting the wisdom and strategies from his popular workshops into book form for the first time, Robin McWilliam gives professionals a detailed framework for early intervention that addresses families' individual needs and helps children participate in daily routines. With the step-by-step guidance on each part of the routines-based intervention model, professionals in Part C programs will reach their key goals during visits to homes and child care settings.
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Dr. McWilliam is the Siskin Endowed Chair of Research in Early Childhood Education, Development, and Intervention at Siskin Childrena (TM)s Institute. He is also a professor of education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and an adjoint professor of special education at Vanderbilt University. He has formerly been a professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a senior scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and a professor of education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. McWilliama (TM)s research centers on infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with and without disabilities, with a specific focus on child engagement, service delivery models, and collaboration with families. He has provided consultation, training, and technical assistance across the United States and in some countries overseas on providing early intervention in natural environments and on the Engagement Classroom Model. His Routines-Based Interview (RBI) is a widely used method of assessing familiesa (TM) needs and developing individualized family service plan (IFSP) outcomes and individualized education program (IEP) goals.

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"A very practical, very timely, and very authoritative text with just the right perspectives on families, young children and evidence-based practices. It is a useful guidebook and I recommend it highly." --Glen Dunlap, Ph.D. "A very practical, very timely, and very authoritative text with just the right perspectives on families, young children and evidence-based practices. It is a useful guidebook and I recommend it highly." --Glen Dunlap, Ph.D. "As a longstanding contributor to the early intervention literature, R. A. McWilliam continues to provide the field with contemporary and evidence-informed information to enhance services for young children at risk for developmental delays. His most recent book will be an excellent resource for practitioners and researchers alike." --William H. Brown, Ph.D."University of South Carolina" (03/22/2010) "An excellent way for staff to connect with families and learn what is important to them. Our families feel heard, valued and connected . . . It has been a positive experience and we look forward to expanding the process in our county." --Debbie Ashley, M.Ed."EI Coordinator, Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services, Cincinnati, Ohio" (03/16/2010) "Will make a significant contribution to the delivery of effective early intervention for infants, toddlers, young children, and their families. A must-have book for all interventionists who want to make a difference in families' and children's lives." --Mary Beth Bruder, Ph.D."University of Connecticut, A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service" (03/11/2010) "Information gained from the RBI leads to more functional goal writing, to a different focus for determining service delivery and toward a changed view of the role of any provider interacting with the child and family." --Sue Bainter"Education Specialist, Early Childhood Office Nebraska Department of Education" (03/03/2010) "Robin McWilliam's Routines Based Interview (RBI) was the new set of tools I needed to effectively and efficiently support young children with disabilities so that they could become more independent, better communicators, and reach higher levels of engagement." --Goettl Terri"Early Childhood Special Education, Master Teacher, Eau Claire Area School District, Eau Claire, WI" (03/03/2010)

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