Home Visiting Model
The Home & Community-Based Early Intervention
program follows many of the practices described in the book by Dr. Robin McWilliam, "Routines-Based Early Intervention: Supporting Young Children and Their Families". The book is one of the first comprehensive approaches to early intervention using recommended and evidence-based practices.
The approach strongly supports "caregiver"-delivered interventions versus strictly "professional"-delivered interventions. In the professional-delivered approach, children receive one or two hours of service a week from the professional, and that's where the intervention ends. The caregiver-delivered approach is based on the fact that very young children do not learn in "lessons" or "sessions." Instead, they learn throughout every day. Therefore, if professionals teach parents or other caregivers how to work with their child, the child can receive significant daily intervention.