Parent-Implemented Intervention (PII) is an EBP that involves coaching parents or family members to deliver an intervention to their toddler within daily routines that promotes the toddler’s target skills/behaviors (Dubay et al., 2019). In early intervention, PII is often combined with naturalistic intervention strategies, which is how it will be presented in this module. PII is effective with toddlers because the interventions are implemented within the toddler’s natural environment and routines by a trusted parent or family member so that target skills/behaviors are more easily generalized. PII can be used to increase target skills/behaviors of toddlers in the domains of adaptive, cognitive, communication, motor, play and social. It has also shown effectiveness in reducing interfering behaviors.
The AFIRM for Toddler modules are designed for early intervention providers working with caregivers (families and childcare providers) of toddlers.