Embedding Intervention Strategies within Everyday Family Routines

  • Shubha KashinathEmail author
  • Betty Yu
Part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series book series (ACPS)


Legislative mandates and professional consensus support the use of daily routines and activities as contexts for embedding social communicative interventions for young children with autism. This chapter outlines research-based and systematic procedures for therapists to collaborate with families to address social communication goals for children with autism in naturally occurring and preferred routines and activities. We will describe information-gathering strategies that are family-centered and culturally responsive. We will also share tools for collaborative planning to assist families in identifying and prioritizing goals. Evidence-based consultative strategies will be shared which facilitate parents’ implementation of naturalistic intervention strategies with their young children with autism.


Routine-based intervention Autism Coaching Social communication Natural environments 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.California State University, East Bay, Department of Communicative Sciences and DisordersHaywardUSA
  2. 2.San Francisco State University, Department of Special Education & Communicative DisordersSan FranciscoUSA

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