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Welcome to Ask the Expert, a special feature here in the Neighborhood where we ask an Early Start expert to share their knowledge on a certain topic with our members. Our expert this month is Monica Mathur-Kalluri, an Early Childhood Development Specialist with the WestEd Center for Prevention & Early Intervention and the National Center for Systemic Improvement. Last month, we asked Monica all about Routines-Based Early Intervention. After taking a short break for the holidays, we are ready to share what she had to say! Read on to find out more about Routines-Based Early Intervention.
What is Routines-Based Early Intervention?
Monica: Routines-Based Early Intervention is a model that focuses on supporting family functioning in existing, meaningful, everyday routines. Robin McWilliam developed this model, although some of the components are shared with other family-centered models.
The Routines-Based Early Intervention model includes 5 components:
(1) Understanding a family’s