Two models have emerged from McWilliam's work, one for early intervention in natural environments and one for classroom organization and teaching. The former has been known as the five-component model, the FACINATE model, the McWilliam model, the EINE model, and, with the publication of the eponymous book, routines-based early intervention (RBEI). Most recently, McWilliam has used Routines-Based Model (RBM) to describe both models together. Components of the model can be found in many states and local programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities and their families across the U.S. and in selected places overseas. The Routines-Based Interview (RBI) has been the practice most commonly implemented, with inclusion as a mandated or optional practice in many states for development of the individualized family service plan. In the past few years, McWilliam has worked with a number of entities not just to train practitioners but to engage in strategic planning, when they have indicated an interest in adopting the RBM. He has had deep or long-time engagement with the following entities.
We are pleased to announce a new series featuring updates of the Routines-Based Model worldwide.
The purpose of these symposium is to exchange experiences and ideas about implementation of the Routines-Based Model (RBM). Different places have concentrated on different aspects of the model, and we can all learn from and inspire each other. We would like to showcase what each country is doing with the model.
Each session will be 2 hours long with an opportunity for questions and suggestions. The sessions will start with an overview of how services are provided in the featured country and any cultural adaptations made for implementation of the model. People will then describe what they have been doing to implement the model, including what components of the model they have focused on and the scale of the implementation. Presenters might refer to helpful resources available at www.eieio.ua.edu/materials. Successes will be celebrated, and challenges explored. Each country will conclude with their next steps, leaving time for questions and discussion.
Featuring presentations by Spain, Singapore, Paraguay, Taiwan, Portugal, Canada, Poland, New Zealand, USA, and Australia
Meeting ID: 724 216 6412
Spain kicks us off on July 16th at 9:00 a.m. Central U.S., 16:00 Spain. See flyer!
Sessions are open to the public!
McWilliam has developed a method for stakeholders, leadership teams, or implementation teams to develop a timeline for implementation of the Routines-Based Model. He facilitates implementation-planning meetings or coaches facilitators, via distance learning.