DISCOVER HOW TO Recognize red flags for autism spectrum disorder. Help children build a foundation for learning to interact, communicate, and participate in routines. Strengthen skills that are especially challenging for children with autism, such as regulation, flexibility, and social communication. Support families on the journey from pursuing a diagnosis to accessing services. Implement concepts and teaching strategies based on applied behavior analysis (ABA). Address common challenges that occur during daily routines and activities. Monitor progress to ensure that the strategies are helping children reach their IFSP goals. Promote children's participation across settings: in homes, preschools, and other community settings
The trusted core disability textbook gets a comprehensive update in this second edition, now thoroughly revised to include all the critical topics today's professionals need to know about as they work with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Brought to you by a new team of world-renowned experts and contributors, this volume fully prepares future educators, social workers, researchers, and clinicians to provide the best services and supports to children and adults across the life span. Tomorrow's professionals will discover what to do and how to do it as they prepare for their important work, and they'll refer to this user-friendly compendium year after year for information, insights, and answers. A cornerstone text for any course focused on intellectual and developmental disabilities—and an essential reference for every in-service professional's library.
How do responsive adult–child interactions influence early language development? How do a child's language skills develop in tandem with social-emotional development, executive function, and literacy? What are effective ways to help parents support their child's development? Uncover the answers to these questions in this fascinating book, which draws on current research to examine connections between language, social-emotional, and literacy development and profiles effective programs that support this development.
The parenting-focused model in this book shows home visitors how to put parents and other caregivers confidently in charge of guiding and supporting their young children's development. Home visitors and other early childhood professionals will learn the ABCs of facilitating developmental parenting:
Targeting 80 skills in 6 key developmental domains for children birth to three, this reader-friendly guide gives professionals dozens of ready-to-use ideas for helping families and caregivers embed learning opportunities in their everyday routines. Early interventionists will turn to this book again and again for strategies that enhance child development, strengthen attachment, and help children with developmental delays participate fully in family life.
A collection of fun, simple games that can improve the lives of children with ASD or other SPDs. Games can be played by parents or teachers and with individual children or groups. Games are designed to make children more comfortable in social situations and to develop motor and language skills. Also included are a variety of interactive games to play in water, whether in a backyard kiddie pool, community swimming pool, or lake. All the games are easy-to-do, utilizing common, inexpensive materials, and include several variations and modifications.
You'll start with a comprehensive, reader-friendly overview of early growth and learning across developmental domains, with special emphasis on the components of emotional development and the environmental factors that influence it. Then you'll learn the guiding principles for nurturing social emotional development, aligned with the positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) framework and the Pyramid Model. Concrete examples of specific, research based strategies help you put the principles into action and improve child outcomes in both center- and home-based settings.
Based on the most up-to-date research in medical, clinical, and psycho-educational practice with children from birth to 3 years old, this fundamental text details the ways in which specialists across disciplines can best support young children with medical and developmental concerns. A highly valuable resource for: Professionals working with infants and young children and their families; Students who intend to work with infants and young children and their families; Parents of children with developmental disabilities or other special needs
Drawing on her lifelong research, Dr. Lieberman addresses commonly asked questions and issues. Why, for example, is “no” often the favorite response of the toddler? How should parents deal with the anger they might feel when their toddler is being aggressively stubborn? Why does a crying toddler run to his mother for a hug only to push himself vigorously away as soon as she begins to embrace him? This updated edition also addresses twenty-first century concerns such as how to handle screen time on devices and parenting in a post-internet world.
Comprehensively exploring the development of psychiatric disorders in 2- to 6-year-olds, this authoritative handbook has been thoroughly revised to incorporate important scientific and clinical advances. Leading researchers examine how behavioral and emotional problems emerge and can be treated effectively during this period of rapid developmental and brain changes. Current knowledge is presented on conduct disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, autism spectrum disorder, attachment disorders, and sleep disorders in very young children. The volume reviews a range of interventions for preschoolers and their caregivers--including clear descriptions of clinical techniques--and discusses the strengths and limitations of the empirical evidence base.
An essential resource for all professionals who work with families of infants, this valuable handbook serves as a parent educator's guide to coaching and supporting new parents. Describes innovative teaching techniques, along with practical and effective strategies that are field-tested, science-based, and can be applied immediately. Includes information on important topics such as postpartum depression, tummy time, breastfeeding, Safe to Sleep, and coping with crying
A proven model for family-centered intervention in natural environments, routines-based intervention is the approach thousands of professionals trust to improve the lives of young children and families. Now there's a definitive guide to this highly respected, theoretically sound model-straight from the leading authority on routines-based intervention.
Putting the wisdom and strategies from his popular workshops into book form for the first time, Robin McWilliam gives professionals a detailed framework for early intervention that addresses families' individual needs and helps children participate in daily routines. With the step-by-step guidance on each part of the routines-based intervention model, professionals in Part C programs will reach their key goals during visits to homes and child care settings
Home visits with at-risk families present unique, complex challenges that professionals must be ready to address with skill and sensitivity. The problem-solving framework in this practical guide will help home visitors manage even the most difficult on-the-job challenges—and support and empower vulnerable families of children birth to 3.
Developed by celebrated early education expert Betty Bardige, the second edition of this warm and wise book takes you on a fascinating tour through six stages in a child's language development—starting with baby babbles and ending with kindergarten literacy skills. You'll get critical new research and updates in every chapter, plus an invaluable toolbox of downloadable resources that help you put the strategies into practice. A must-have for all early childhood professionals and parents, this book is your guide to playful, engaging talk that supercharges young minds and sets the stage for school success.
Trauma-Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators guides child care providers and early educators working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary aged children to understand trauma as well as its impact on young children’s brains, behavior, learning, and development. The book introduces a range of trauma-informed teaching and family engagement strategies that readers can use in their early childhood programs to create strength-based environments that support children’s health, healing, and resiliency. Supervisors and coaches will learn a range of powerful trauma-informed practices that they can use to support workforce development and enhance their quality improvement initiatives.
Practical, research-based guidance to: Recognize indicators of mental health problems in very young children, including emotional dysregulation and behavioral and developmental changes; Promote parents' and caregivers' mental health through direct and indirect supports, including regular mental health screening, community partnerships with mental health providers, and parent education. Build on child and family strengths and mitigate risk factors such as poverty and violence. Strengthen parent child relationships and interactions through play and effective caregiving routines. Maintain their own mental health, building positive relationships with co-workers and reducing the effects of compassion fatigue and secondary stress. Participate in reflective supervision to sharpen their ability to think critically and solve problems. Conduct sound program evaluation that includes the input of families, staff, and the surrounding culture and community. Work effectively with outside mental health consultants when child and family needs extend beyond the program's scope.
With a strong emphasis on family resilience, this book gets preservice and in-service professionals ready to work with a broad range of families with diverse structures, backgrounds, and circumstances. Advance strong parent child attachment and interactions. Match services and supports with each family's desired goals and outcomes. Support families of children with disabilities. Address risk factors such as poverty, addiction, and violence.
Giving babies a "voice" helps parents understand their baby's unique strengths and needs. This observational tool and handbook, complete with beautiful four-color photographs by a Pulitzer prize-winning photographer, gives professionals a systematic way to help parents respond with confidence to their baby's individual needs—and build positive parent–professional relationships in the process.
Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.