A brief and silly summary of lessons learned by the Robbinsdale Early Intervention team from participation in the Family-Guided Routines Based Intervention Innovation supported by the Minnesota Centers of Excellence for Young Children with Disabilities.
What is Family-Guided Routines Based Intervention?
Family Guided Routines Based Intervention (FGBRI) is an approach to early intervention which incorporates developmentally appropriate skill building into daily routines in the child’s natural environment. FGRBI focuses on supporting and coaching the child’s caregivers, building their confidence and competence.
Embedded intervention/intentional within routines is identifying times and activities when intervention procedures designed for teaching a child’s IEP/IFSP outcomes are intentionally implemented in the context of ongoing (naturally occurring) activities, routines and transitions in the home, classroom and center or community (Woods). Essential elements of FGRBI: family centered, individualized, culturally responsive services and supports; family selected everyday routines, activities, places; embedded evidence-based instruction on functional outcomes; team-based collaboration, parent/caregiver implemented; and coaching as the primary service provider.