PIWI: PDF OnlyPIWI Enhancing Parent-Child Interaction as a Foundation for Early InterventionMcCollum, Jeanette A. PhD1; Gooler, Felicia MA2; Appl, Dolores J. MA3; Yates, Tweety J. PhD4Author Information 1Principal Investigator PIWI Projects Department of Special Education University of Illinois Champaign, Illinois 2Coordinator of Reviews CLAS Project Department of Special Education University of Illinois Champaign, Illinois 3Assistant Professor Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, Pennsylvania 4Project Director PIWI Replicability Project Department of Special Education University of Illinois Champaign, Illinois The activities described in this article were partially supported by grants H029K60102 and H024D60042 from the Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education, The first author, Eva Thorp (George Mason University), and Lynne Rowan (Kent State University) originally developed PIWI. Further information about PIWI is available from the first author. Infants & Young Children: July 2001 - Volume 14 - Issue 1 - p 34-45 Free Abstract Every early intervention model is based on a set of principles that reflects assumptions about how children develop and learn. Parent-child interaction offers an especially powerful focus and context for early intervention by providing an opportunity to support the experiences of the two members of this interaction dyad. This article describes one model for enhancing developmental opportunities for the child by expanding on and strengthening the parent-child relationship in a group environment. ©2001Aspen Publishers, Inc.