Distance Mentoring Model​ for Iowa's Early ACCESS System

Iowa Distance Mentoring Model for Early ACCESS (IA-DMM) is a collaborative project between the Iowa Department of Education and Florida State University. Local, state and national personnel are joining together to design, implement and evaluate an innovative personnel development approach to improve outcomes for young children and their families. The purpose of this website is to share information and resources with the Early ACCESS Implementation Teams and EI providers engaged in the professional development sequence on family guided early intervention within the child/family’s daily routines and activities. Click below to watch a brief video about how Early ACCESS uses FGRBI.


Online Learning

Add to your knowledge on the What’s, When’s, Where’s, and Why’s of routines-based intervention by clicking on this interactive Getting into the Routine module.

Family Guided Routines Based Intervention (FGRBI) is an early intervention approach in which caregivers embed opportunities for teaching and learning in their everyday routines and activities with their child. This FGRBI Overview Module provides a brief overview of this approach.

Writing outcomes that support embedded intervention promotes the child’s participation throughout the day in meaningful routines and activities. It also necessitates re-thinking how early intervention outcomes are written for the IFSP. This introductory module on writing outcomes provides the background and some steps for beginning the process. To learn more about writing outcomes, please watch the Outcomes Module and reference the Outcomes Handout.

Video Illustrations of Family Guided Routines Based Intervention in Iowa's Early ACCESS System

The videos on the FGRBI website can be used to promote recommended early intervention practices. They were produced in partnership with families and providers in Iowa to illustrate Family Guided Routines Based Intervention (FGRBI) practices.