You are already doing lots of things to help your child develop throughout the day. In this approach, professionals want to know what it is you’re already doing and thinking about.
That way, professionals can make sure they brainstorm with you ways that fit into your everyday life and the kinds of things you’re looking for from EI.
Together, you and your EI professional will identify a lot of ways you help your child develop throughout the day, and then create a plan on ways to help your child develop even more. To do this…
- Your professional will watch you and your child do what you normally do in your everyday life.
- Next, you and your professional will have a conversation about those ways you helped your child develop.
- Then, you and your professional will create a plan based on what was seen and discussed. This plan will identify specific ways to meet your priorities. Most of these ways are things you are already doing.
You and your professional will use that plan in your home visits.