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ERIC Number: ED491762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 256
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5576-6736-5
An Activity-Based Approach to Early Intervention. Third Edition
Pretti-Frontczak, Kristie; Bricker, Diane
Brookes Publishing Company
How can early childhood professionals seamlessly link assessment, goal development, intervention, and evaluation for children from birth to age 5--while developing individualized IEP/IFSP goals, creating multiple and varied learning opportunities, and working as a team? The third edition of this highly respected resource has the answers. A classic text for preservice professionals and a user-friendly guide for in-service practitioners, this book offers a systematic method for assessing young children and helping them reach their goals. The reader will find thorough, research-based information on activity-based intervention (ABI)--an approach already trusted by thousands of professionals--and the strategies needed to use it effectively. Procedures for implementing ABI are even clearer with this revised third edition. Using experiences with families and feedback from professionals, the authors have refined this guide with practical updates such as a new chapter on empirical support for ABI, coverage of important issues in the field, new research findings, and more ready-to-use sample forms and vignettes. Whether a student or a practitioner, this comprehensive guide to ABI fully prepares the reader to make the most of learning opportunities, work as a team with other professionals and families, and help young children reach their goals. This book contains the following chapters: (1) Evolution of Activity-Based Intervention; (2) Description of Activity-Based Intervention; (3) Activity-Based Intervention and a Linked System; (4) Organizational Structure of an Activity-Based Approach; (5) Application of Activity-Based Intervention; (6) Activity-Based Intervention and the Team; and (7) Issues Associated with the Use of an Activity-Based Approach. The following are appended: (1) Linking Assessment and Goal Development; and (2) Reproducible Forms. [This book was published by Brookes Publishing Company.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Students; Practitioners
Language: English
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