The framework of in-home intervention is composed of many factors that affect the effectiveness and quality of services to families and their infants with disabilities. These factors includes taking into account the characteristics of the child and the needs of the family; modeling techniques and coaching; sharing information and resources; and providing emotional support for the parents child and members of the extended family.
In the video components of the framework are demonstrated through home visits with two separate families of differing cultural backgrounds and family compositions. The video also includes examples of early-intervention home-visiting approaches that reflect a variety of routine-based family-centered strategies and activities used by two interventionists for children with different learning needs.
An essential theme of the video is that early intervention in-home services offer the opportunity to create a partnership between the family and the home visitor that empowers parents tounderstand and support their child's development advocate for appropriate services and learn to incorporate teaching and learning into their daily activities in order to enhance the healthy development of their child and of their family for years to come.
Available As: Closed Captioned DVD format
Running Time: 16 minutes Closed captioned
Written and directed By: M. Diane Klein Ph.D CCS-SLP.
Executive Producer Deborah Chen Ph.D. . Together Klein and Chen are Co-Directors of PLAI Outreach Projects and INNOVATIONS Projects which address working with infants and young children with complex needs. Proceeds donated to Centro de Ninos y Padres Early Intervention Program.