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Valluzzi, Janet L.; Brown, Sharan E.; Dailey, Barbara – Infants and Young Children, 1997
Addresses responding to a child with special health care needs with a life-threatening medical emergency, including an equipment malfunction, when it occurs in community settings. Collaborative development of portable individualized emergency response plans is discussed, and illustrative care scenarios, a sample plan, and policy recommendations…
Descriptors: Accidents, Child Health, Cooperative Planning, Emergency Programs
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Gatty, Janice C. – Infants and Young Children, 1996
This article discusses principles for intervention with young children who have hearing impairments. It covers the nature of hearing loss; diagnosis and types of hearing impairments; sensory aids; and benefits and limitations of different approaches including the auditory-verbal, auditory-oral, cued speech, total communication, American Sign…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Aural Learning, Bilingual Education, Clinical Diagnosis
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Thomas, Jean M.; Tidmarsh, Lee – Infants and Young Children, 1997
Young children with hyperactive and disruptive behavior problems have a variety of risk factors, including environmental, constitutional/maturational, and interactional concerns. Following a description of general principles of intervention, three case studies illustrate use of the "Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Classification
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Long, Toby; Huang, Larke; Woodbridge, Michelle; Woolverton, Maria; Minkel, Jean – Infants and Young Children, 2003
This article uses an outcome-driven model within a family-centered, interdisciplinary team philosophy to develop a 10-step framework to help service providers fit assistive technology (AT) services to the needs of infants and toddlers. Criteria for determining appropriate AT interventions are offered, as is the critical information needed for…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Decision Making, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Snyder, Patricia; McWilliam, P. J. – Infants and Young Children, 2003
Discussion of the case method of instruction (CMI) in early intervention personnel preparation offers information on selecting quality cases, preparing for case discussion, facilitating case discussion, and evaluating learner outcomes. Strategies described were field-tested and validated with 128 early intervention instructors who participated in…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Disabilities, Early Intervention, Infants
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Roizen, Nancy J. – Infants and Young Children, 1997
Discusses the critical role of the early interventionist in working with young children with Down syndrome and their families. Reviews physical problems that the children may have, including growth and dental problems, medical disorders, and medical problems that need monitoring. (CR)
Descriptors: Child Development, Downs Syndrome, Early Intervention, Hearing Impairments
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Gowen, Jean W.; Nebrig, Judith B. – Infants and Young Children, 1997
Discusses factors associated with the development of secure and insecure mother-infant attachments and reviews results from intervention studies designed to promote secure attachment. Presents recommendations for early interventions to promote secure attachment that can be carried out by practitioners in a variety of settings. (CR)
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Child Rearing, Early Intervention, Emotional Disturbances
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DesRosiers, Fabiana S.; Busch-Rossnagel, Nancy A. – Infants and Young Children, 1997
Describes aspects of self-concept that develop in toddlerhood: (1) self-recognition; (2) self-representation; (3) self-description; (4) self-assertion; (5) self-evaluation; and (6) self-regulation. Intervention ideas for children with special needs are presented based on three dimensions of the socializing environment: provision of inanimate…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Emotional Development, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence
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Brown, Sharan E. – Infants and Young Children, 2003
This article explores the responsibility of early childhood educators to advocate for young children as both individuals and family members, reviewing legal and administrative guidance under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and exploring possible conflicts between family and professional opinions of the child's best interests. The…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Child Welfare, Childrens Rights, Disabilities
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Glass, Penny – Infants and Young Children, 2002
This article summarizes the early development of the visual system within the context of the other sensory systems and preterm birth and relates this information to early intervention. Retinopathy of prematurely, ocular defects, cortical visual impairment and potential impact of the neonatal intensive care unit environment are discussed. (Contains…
Descriptors: Child Development, Developmental Stages, Early Intervention, Infants
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Rush, Dathan D.; Shelden, M'Lisa L.; Hanft, Barbara E. – Infants and Young Children, 2003
Coaching in early childhood is an interactive process to promote a parent's or other care provider's ability to support a child's participation in everyday experiences and interactions with family members and peers across settings. This article provides guidelines for early childhood professionals serving young children with disabilities and their…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Individualized Instruction
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Hepburn, Susan L. – Infants and Young Children, 2003
This article first reviews the literature regarding temperament and outcomes for children with developmental disabilities and explores methods for integrating temperament information into early intervention practice. It proposes that children with developmental disabilities who present extreme scores in specific domains of temperament may benefit…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Personality Development
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Erwin, Elizabeth J.; Brown, Fredda – Infants and Young Children, 2003
This article discusses self-determination for young children and provides a framework for looking at self-determination across routines in a variety of early childhood settings. A self-monitoring set of questions is presented to help practitioners and families in examining contextual and multiple factors, specifically: (1) the child's current…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Self Determination
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Roizen, Nancy J. – Infants and Young Children, 2003
This article describes medical problems that occur more frequently in young children with Down syndrome. These include common cardiac, hearing, and vision problems and less common thyroid and celiac diseases. Guidelines for preventing dental and obesity problems are followed by suggestions to early interventionists for watching for leukemia, neck…
Descriptors: Diseases, Down Syndrome, Early Childhood Education, Early Identification
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Deal, Angela G.; And Others – Infants and Young Children, 1989
This approach to developing Individualized Family Support Plans for families of handicapped children is derived from a needs-based family systems model of assessment and intervention. The process and format are designed to be both flexible and functional in order to be continually responsive to the concerns and needs expressed by families. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Family Counseling, Family Programs, Intervention
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