- McWilliam, R. A. (2003). RBI Report Form. Center for Child Development, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.
- Scale for Teacher's Assessment of Routines Engagement (STARE)
- McWilliam, R. A. (2000). Scale for Assessment of Teachers' Impressions of Routines Engagement (SATIRE). FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Casey, A. M., Freund, P. J., & McWilliam, R. A. (2004). Vanderbilt Ecological Congruence of Teaching Opportunities in Routines (VECTOR): Classroom Version. Vanderbilt Center for Child Development, Nashville, TN.
- Scott, S., & McWilliam, R. A. (2000). Scale for Assessment of Family Enjoyment within Routines (SAFER). Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- RBI Report Form
- RBI Implementation Checklist
- The Routines-Based Interview™ (RBI) is a clinical, semi-structured interview designed to
- Establish a positive relationship with the family,
- Obtain a rich and thick description of child and family functioning, and
- Result in a list of outcomes/goals chosen by the interviewee.
- It has been used in both IFSP and IEP development.
- A parent or other adult functioning in loco parentis is always interviewed.
- If the child is cared for by someone else for > 15 hours a week (e.g., in a classroom program), that person is also interviewed.
- The interview assesses
- The child’s engagement, independence, and social relationships within everyday routines;
- The family’s satisfaction with home routines; and
- The teacher’s perception of the goodness of fit of classroom routines with the child’s interests and abilities.
- The RBI can be used to obtain a narrative description of the child’s functioning in cognitive, motor, adaptive, communication, and social skills; it does not result in a developmental score.
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Family Research Program, Faculty Pilot Studies, “Routines-Based Interview to Plan Interventions and Measure Family Quality of Life.” (1 year)
Consultation, Training, and Technical Assistance Opportunities
CTTA on the Routines-Based Interview is available. Contact Robin McWilliam. A demonstration is recommended, in which case the local agency needs to recruit a family and a back-up family.
- No bigger discrepancy between popularity and evidence exists among our topics than in the RBI. It is very popular and we have pitiably little data on its efficacy.
- The pilot study we have conducted needs to be replicated with more interviewers and families.
- Variations in methods for conducting the interviews need to be studied systematically.