AWWA Inclusion Experts Series – 1st 2020
3 October, 2020
The fourth AIES, held virtually for the first time, drew close to 800 participants from preschools, mainstream schools, early intervention centres, special schools, allied health professionals, social service agency partners and ministries. This session was facilitated by Mr Manoj Pathnapuram, Deputy Director, Allied Health Professional Group (Operations) & Youth Disability at AWWA.
Dr. McWilliam is a professor of early childhood special education at The University of Alabama, where he founded and directs the Evidence-based International Early Intervention Office (EIEIO), in the Department of Special Education and Multiple Abilities. With colleagues, he created the Routines-Based Model for Early Intervention (Birth to Five; RBM), a comprehensive system for supporting caregivers of young children with disabilities. Dr. McWilliam has written over 80 peer-reviewed articles and 8 books and has presented in over 20 countries.
Ms Cami Stevenson is an administrator in the Multnomah Early Childhood Program, an early intervention program for children birth to five years of age, in Portland, Oregon, USA. She is the associate director of the Routines-Based Model (RBM) Enterprise, which runs various training, material-development, and consultation activities to promote children’s engagement and family empowerment. She works in partnership with Dr. Robin McWilliam to advance the RBM, with specific responsibility for logistics and management of the many materials associated with the model.
– Basic information on conducting Routines-Based Interviews with families and teachers to help families decide on child and family goals.
– Learn about incidental teaching as a default method to address skills in all areas of child functioning and with children with all kinds of disabilities.
– Understand how to organise classroom space, schedules, and adult roles and responsibilities, according to the Engagement Classroom Model.
– Introduction to resources to assess children’s engagement, independence, and social relationships and to intervene in these foundations of learning.
You may view a recording of the webinar here.
A copy of the presentation slides from the webinar can be downloaded here.