Services in the Natural Environment:
Young children learn from their family and from their interactions and play throughout their day in their everyday routines and activities.
Intervention is provided in everyday family and community activity settings which provide children educational learning experiences and opportunities that strengthen and promote child competence and development. Educational activities are practiced in a variety of family and community settings.
Benefits of providing services within the family’s natural routines are that:
- The parent will know how they can assist their child's development and learning throughout the day/week/month within their daily learning opportunities
- The parent will understand what is working for the parent and child throughout the day and where are the struggles
- The parent will understand which natural daily routines can be learning opportunities
- Parents and interventionists work together with the child in the intervention activity and will discuss and demonstrate what are the next steps for the child's development
- Parents will identify what information and support may be helpful
- Together the service providers and parents will talk about how to make the most of opportunities that already occur during their day
- Services will strengthen what is already happening in everyday activities and ways parents are helping their child learn
- Participation and interaction in daily routines facilitates child growth and development across developmental domains
Intervention is provided by a Transdisciplinary team highly qualified in the fields of early childhood special education, child development, speech and language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, hearing, vision, assistive technology.