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ERIC Number: ED512325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 265
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6062-3539-3
Working with Families of Young Children with Special Needs
McWilliam, R. A., Ed.
Guilford Publications
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).
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Counselors; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A