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The Natural Environment II: Uncovering Deeper Responsibilities within Relationship-Based Services

Pilkington, Kristine Ovland OTR; Malinowski, Marya MA

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Providing a transdisciplinary early intervention program in natural environments through relationship-based services traverses a fluid and dynamic course. During the first phase of this process, programs integrate natural environment principles into service delivery. As this is accomplished, new responsibilities emerge through recognition that relationships exist beyond daily interactions with infants, toddlers, and their families. Identifying and exploring these relationships enables providers to support the new level of service delivery required in everyday routines, relationships, activities, places, and partnerships.

Director of Children's Programs, Sojourn Services, Inc., Santa Maria, California (Pilkington)

Early Start Program Manager, Sojourn Services, Inc., Santa Maria, California (Malinowski)

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.