Family Guided Routines Based Intervention (FGRBI)
and Caregiver Coaching
Family Guided Routines Based Intervention (FGRBI) is an ongoing research endeavor that focuses on developing and validating an early intervention approach that incorporates the Part C of IDEA mandates and the recommended evidence-based practices for supports and services for young children with special needs and their families. Caregiver coaching research documents strategies that facilitate the implementation of FGRBI by caregivers with their children in everyday routines and activities. Together, FGRBI and Caregiver Coaching offer strategies for early intervention professionals across disciplines to support development of child and family outcomes.
FGRBI and Caregiver Coaching aim to:
translate evidence-based practices into procedures that will be effective, efficient, and capacity building for multidisciplinary team members,
develop a better understanding of the factors that contribute to effective natural environments intervention for children and their families,
investigate strategies for providers to use to facilitate caregiver's interactions with their children that promote participation in their everyday routines and activities, and
explore professional development on caregiver coaching in collaboration with local community and national Part C programs to ensure “real world" results and applications.