Project TaCTICS
children with instructorTaCTICS:
  • Provides "how to" information to family members, SLP's, OT's, PT's, early interventionists, and administrators
  • Demonstrates meaningful family participation and decision-making through out the early intervention
  • Offers strategies for effective interdisciplinary and interagency collaboration including use of teams for primary service provider (PSP) implementation
  • Builds on research that identifies the relevance of the child/family's daily routines as a context for assessment-intervention
  • Utilizes routines to embrace the uniqueness of each child's program of functional and developmentally appropriate skills embedded within typical family activities
  • Incorporates evidence based intervention matched to child and family outcomes


The TaCTICS outreach model built on the Southeast Kansas Birth to Three model demonstration project and the training content and procedures validated in subsequent outreach training projects (1993-1998). TaCTICS collaborated with the Family guided Approaches to Early intervention Training and Services (FACETS) project in Outreach Training. The experiences with direct service provision and training provide the foundation for the "next-generation" of practice. Family Guided Routines Bases Intervention (FGRBI) continued the development of the model with a series of single subject research studies and Facilitating Administrative Change Toward Infant/Toddler Community Services (FACTICS) is designed to assist with program implementation.


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TaCTICS Modules

The TaCTICS training model consists of four discrete, replicable, and interacting components:

  1. Routines Based Assessment in Natural Environments

  2. Linking Assessment to Intervention through Team Planning

  3. Using Daily Routines as a Context for Intervention

  4. Involving Careprovider in Teaching/Learning

These modules have been developed to enable programs and personnel to move to the "next step" of implementation for Family-guided Routine Based Intervention in Natural Environments, addressing the needs to involve careproviders, identification of routines for families, appropriate intervention strategies, and working across disciplines and agencies to form a cohesive plan with the family. Materials used to support the implementation of each module are provided