Family-Centered Practices

The Early Intervention Series: Family-Centered Practices is an awareness level module designed to introduce practitioners to capacity-building family-centered practices. Family-centered practices are operationalized in early intervention through the use of natural learning environment practices, capacity-building family support practices, and a coaching interaction style.


  • Understand the characteristics of family-centered practices.
  • Recognize and describe the benefits of relational help-giving strategies.
  • Recognize and describe the benefits of participatory help-giving strategies.