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VLE Session 2: Opening Doors with Families Using the Routines-Based Interview

Thu September 8, 2016: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

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CE Credits are no longer available for this event.

This is session 2 of 4 of the Virtual Learning Event hosted by the MFLN Family Development Concentration Area.

During this 1.5 hour webinar, participants will learn about the Routines-Based Interview (RBI), which provides families with opportunities to tell their stories. Through the RBI process, professionals learn about a family’s typical day and help family members identify and enhance natural learning opportunities. Families use these learning opportunities to address their priorities for their child with special needs. Participants also will learn how to help family members build their resiliency. The RBI provides families the opportunity to tell their stories. Finally, participants will learn how to promote advocacy by facilitating discussions whereby families identify priorities on which they want to work.

Participant Objectives

In this 90-minute webinar participants will learn:

  • How to use the Routines-Based Interview to support family strengths
  • Strategies to help build resiliency in family members
  • Ways to promote advocacy through identifying the priorities of the family through engaged discussions with a family

Presenter Information

Robin McWilliam, Ph.D., is an experienced researcher, administrator, early interventionist, teacher, parent, and writer. He has been a full professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dr. McWilliam developed the Routines-Based Model, which serves young children with disabilities and their families. Dr. McWilliam’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 provides consultation, training, and technical assistance across the United States and in some countries overseas related to providing early intervention in natural environments and the Engagement Classroom Model. His Routines-Based Interview (RBI) is a widely used method of assessing families’ needs and developing individualized family service plan (IFSP) outcomes and individualized education program (IEP) goals.

This presentation is not endorsed by the Department of Defense and the information, as well as any opinions or views, contained herein are solely that of the presenter.

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Additional Resources Document

Additional Resource: Family-guided Routines for Early Intervention from F.A.C.E.T.S.

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