ERIC Number: ED512325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Working with Families of Young Children with Special Needs
McWilliam, R. A., Ed.
This user-friendly book presents research-based best practices for serving families of children with special needs from birth to age 6. Expert contributors demonstrate how early intervention and early childhood special education can effectively address a wide range of family concerns, which in turn optimizes children's development and learning. Tightly edited, the volume offers indispensable tools for assessing families; identifying and capitalizing on their strengths; providing information, support, and coaching; collaborating with parents and teachers to address children's functional needs in the context of everyday routines; and coordinating care. Over a dozen reproducible checklists and forms help professionals immediately implement the techniques and strategies described. Following an introduction by R.A. McWilliam, this book contains the following: (1) Identifying Families' Supports and Other Resources (Lee Ann Jung); (2) Assessing Families' Needs with the Routines-Based Interview (R.A. McWilliam); (3) Community-Based Everyday Child Learning Opportunities (Carl J. Dunst, Melinda Raab, Carol M. Trivette, and Jennifer Swanson); (4) Coordinating Services with Families (Mary Beth Bruder); (5) Talking to Families (P.J. McWilliam); (6) Working with Families from Diverse Backgrounds (Marci J. Hanson and Eleanor W. Lynch); (7) A Primary-Coach Approach to Teaming and Supporting Families in Early Childhood Intervention (M'Lisa L. Shelden and Dathan D. Rush); (8) Support-Based Home Visiting (R.A. McWilliam); and (9) Helping Families Address Challenging Behavior and Promote Social Development (Lise Fox).
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Social Development, Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Parent Participation, Family Role, Family School Relationship, Child Development, Coaching (Performance), Check Lists, Educational Strategies, Family Needs, Educational Opportunities, Behavior Problems, Best Practices
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Counselors; Teachers
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