Effective Early Intervention

In this important volume, Guralnick organizes and analyzes the most current research and developments in early intervention through the lens of the DSA.

Effective Early Intervention

After decades of rapid evolution and groundbreaking research, the field of early intervention can be understood within a common framework: the Developmental Systems Approach (DSA). Created by a highly influential leader in the field, Michael Guralnick, this evidence-based, relationship-oriented, family-centered framework focuses on strengthening the quality of key family patterns of interaction that influence a child's development. The overall integration of developmental science, our knowledge of risk and disability, intervention science, and practice provides the structure for the DSA. In this important volume, Guralnick organizes and analyzes the most current research and developments in early intervention through the lens of the DSA. Starting with a clear explanation of the foundations of early intervention, the book then applies the DSA to four vulnerable populations: children at risk due to biological factors, specifically preterm birth, children at environmental risk, children with developmental delays, and children with autism spectrum disorder. Readers will discover how the DSA can guide the development of effective services and supports for diverse young children and families, and they (TM)ll come away with insights on how to use this framework to improve early intervention programs in their own communities. An invaluable reference for early childhood researchers, faculty, and policy makers, this forward-thinking book is the key to establishing inclusive community-based early intervention systems that nurture each family's strengths and promote child development. READERS WILL: Understand the developmental science that applies to all children Learn how child development is influenced by three critical family patterns of interaction--parent-child transactions, family-orchestrated child experiences, and parent promotion of child health and safety Explore the influence of family resources as well as child-specific risk and protective factors on a child (TM)s health and development in the context of early intervention Discover ways to select interventions that are most effective for children and families based on intervention science and the DSA conceptual framework Learn the fundamentals of applying the DSA framework to designing and implementing inclusive community-based systems of early intervention

Effective Early Childhood Education

Bronfenbrenner's early plea for contextsensitive intervention programs is at the
heart of the present book. The lessons learned from the first generation
intervention programs led to recommendations for two changes in basic
intervention ...

Effective Early Childhood Education

This work examines international strategies of early education and literacy for disadvantaged children, from a cross-cultural perspective. It brings together theoretical insights, the results of empirical research, and experiences with early educational intervention programmes.

Enhancing the Well being of Children and Families through Effective Interventions

The remainder of this chapter will highlight findings regarding overall
effectiveness, as well as some guiding principles for best practice. Early
childhood intervention studies have consistently resulted in modest but positive
outcomes, ...

Enhancing the Well being of Children and Families through Effective Interventions

Services for families and children are rightfully the focus of intense scrutiny and debate, and there is a clear need to establish a knowledge of which services work well. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of research evidence from the UK and USA on the effectiveness of selected child welfare interventions. It addresses the challenges of measuring effectiveness in child welfare and explains the policy context for child welfare service delivery. Leading international contributors summarize the evidence of effectiveness in each core area, and consider the impact on children's development, parenting capacity and the wider community. Critically, the book also draws out the implications of the evidence for policy, practice and service delivery as well as for future research. This book is essential reading for policy makers, practitioners and commissioners of services in child welfare as well as students and researchers.

The Early Intervention Workbook

WHY IT'S A MUST-HAVE: Identifies and focuses on the best of today's most successful evidence-based intervention approaches Helps professionals deliver high-quality services in natural environments Hard-to-find guidance on actual ...

The Early Intervention Workbook

Discover the 7 key principles and associated practices for effective early intervention services, and start putting them into action today. This easy-to-use, fillable workbook reveals not only what every EI professional should be doing in their practice, but also how to do it, with practical tips, activities, and strategies they can use to improve their work with children and families right away. Based on specific recommendations from a workgroup of today's top researchers, this comprehensive resource walks readers through every key step of the early intervention journey with children birth to 3, from the crucial first meeting with a family to the child's transition out of intervention. Perfect for group training sessions or independent study, it's a great workbook to fill in, learn from, and then keep close at hand as a quick and easy reminder of best practices. This resource identifies and focuses on the best of today's most successful evidence-based intervention approaches. It walks readers explicitly through every step of effective early intervention, and the interactive workbook format makes it easy to learn and reinforce recommended practices. Practical materials include: sample scripts that model skillful interactions, helpful quick-reference checklists, engaging "Give It a Go" activities, realistic vignettes, and an in-depth family case study that lets readers practice identifying effective and ineffective practices; and much more.

Success in Early Intervention

The components of such early childhood interventions would be similar to the
eight principles of effective early childhood programs displayed in Figure 28 .
Based on the findings in this study , as well as on previous research ( see Barnett
 ...

Success in Early Intervention

This book is a valuable source of information on the long-term effects of early intervention programs on the education of children living in economically disadvantaged areas and in other contexts. Early intervention programs such as Head Start enjoy popular and legislative support, but until now, policymakers and practitioners have lacked hard data on the long-term consequences of such locally and federally mandated efforts. Success in Early Intervention focuses on the Child-Parent Center (CPC) program in Chicago, the second oldest (after Head Start) federally funded early childhood intervention program. Begun in 1967, the program currently operates out of twenty-four centers, which are located in proximity to the elementary schools they serve. The CPC program?s unique features include mandatory parental involvement and a single, sustained educational system that spans preschool through the third grade. Central to this study is a 1986 cohort of nearly twelve hundred CPC children and a comparison group of low income children whose subsequent activities, challenges, and achievements are followed through the age of fifteen. The lives of these children amply demonstrate the positive long-term educational and social consequences of the CPC program.

Directory of Selected Early Childhood Programs

Approach : The project will address ( a ) the effect of hearing loss on very young
children and their families and ( b ) the need for effective early intervention
programming to address the effects of hearing loss and for the effective transfer of
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Directory of Selected Early Childhood Programs


Learning Disabilities and Early Intervention Strategies

There is evidence that if children receive effective instruction early and
intensively , they can often make large gains in general academic achievement .
Indeed , in early intervention and prevention studies supported by the NICHD
and OSEP ...

Learning Disabilities and Early Intervention Strategies


Early Intervention Every Day

Every interventionist needs this practical sourcebook, packed with research-based strategies for helping parents and caregivers take a consistent, active role in supporting young children's development.

Early Intervention Every Day

Every interventionist needs this practical sourcebook, packed with research-based strategies for helping parents and caregivers take a consistent, active role in supporting young children?s development.

Early Childhood Leadership in Action

Relationships with all stakeholders in the early childhood context—children,
families, colleagues and other professionals—that are trusting, respectful and
reciprocal are fundamental to effective early childhood education and leadership.

Early Childhood Leadership in Action

Leadership is a core skill required by all early childhood educators, whatever position they hold - whether leading their own ethical and professional practice or leading others. From understanding ethical frameworks to managing change, and from quality assurance to working with teams, families and the wider community, the most effective early childhood leaders act with confidence, flexibility and creativity. In this book early childhood researchers Elizabeth Stamopoulos and Lennie Barblett provide a new model for leadership. Recognising that leadership is both an individual and collective endeavour, multi-layered and multidimensional, the authors have distilled core tasks of leadership that are explored in detail in each chapter: *Understanding and conceptualising theories of leadership *Leading in times of change * Advocating for high quality pedagogy and practice *Developing strong communication skills * Leading through digital technology and media * Developing effective teams * Building positive relationships with families and the wider community * Embedding Indigenous perspectives * Embracing evidence-based research And * Leading ethical practice. Featuring the perspectives of leaders from diverse settings, together with reflection exercises and discussion questions throughout, this is an essential book for both pre-service and in-service early childhood educators. 'The authors...are commended for their commitment to shining a light on a wide range of research, theories and issues concerned with leadership and the early childhood profession. ' -- from the foreword by Catharine Hydon and Dr Anne Kennedy

Essential Elements in Early Intervention Visual Impairment and Multiple Disabilities Second Edition

Providing effective early intervention is a highly complex process involving
careful observation, thoughtful collabo- ration, and skillful implementation of
evidence-based practices. These efforts increase the likelihood of positive
developmental ...

Essential Elements in Early Intervention  Visual Impairment and Multiple Disabilities  Second Edition

Essential Elements in Early Intervention is a complete sourcebooks and guide for early interventionists, teachers of students with visual impairments, and other professionals who work with young children with visual impairments, dual sensory impairments, and multiple disabilities. It includes comprehensive information on vision and hearing examinations, functional vision and hearing assessments, and effective methods of providing early intervention services. The new edition includes expanded, updated information on federal special education legislation, best practices in early intervention, evidence-based outcomes, and the role of the early interventionist, as well as strategies for working with families and educational teams successfully.

The Early Intervention Teaming Handbook

Developed by the early childhood experts who pioneered the PSP approach to teaming, this is the first how-to guide that clearly lays out the logistics and benefits of making one team member the consistent point of contact.

The Early Intervention Teaming Handbook

Early childhood professionals: Get practical how-to guidance on the primary service provider approach to teaming, the widely used, evidence-based model that helps ensure coordinated services and better outcomes for young children and families.

Early Childhood Systems

State Early Childhood System Elements Governance To set policy direction for
the comprehensive system Standards reflect effective practices, programs, and
practitioners and Provider/ Practitioner Support to offer technical assistance and ...

Early Childhood Systems

In this seminal volume, leading authorities strategize about how to create early childhood systems that transcend politics and economics to serve the needs of all young children. The authors offer different interpretations of the nature of early childhood systems, discuss the elements necessary to support their development, and examine how effectiveness can be assessed. With a combination of cutting-edge scholarship and practical examples of systems-building efforts taking place in the field, this book provides the foundation educators and policymakers need to take important steps toward developing more conceptually integrated approaches to early childhood care, education, and comprehensive services. Book Features: Provides the only up-to-date, comprehensive examination of early childhood systems.Considers new efforts to expand services, improve quality, maximize resources, and reduce inequities in early childhood.Offers a forum for the field to come together to frame a set of cogent recommendations for the future. Contributors: Kimberly Boller, Andrew Brodsky, Charles Bruner, Dean Clifford, Julia Coffman, Jeanine Coleman, Harriet Dichter, Sangree Froelicher, Eugene García, Stacie Goffin, Jodi Hardin, Karen Hill Scott, Janice Gruendel, Marilou Hyson, Amy Kershaw, Lisa G. Klein, Denise Mauzy, Geoffrey Nagle, Karen Ponder, Ann Reale, Sue Russell, Diana Schaack, Helene M. Stebbins, Jennifer M. Stedron, Kate Tarrant, Kathy R. Thornburg, Kathryn Tout, Fasaha Traylor, Jessica Vick Whittaker Sharon Lynn Kagan is the Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy and Co-Director of the National Center for Children and Families at Teachers College, Columbia University. Kristie Kauerz is the program director for PreK-3rd Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). “A veritable encyclopedia of ideas on early childhood system building.” —Barbara T. Bowman,Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, Erikson Institute “The key to successful change is continued development of the frames of reference. Both editors have respected the past, listened to the implementers, and provided a context for moving forward. Like efforts to build systems of child development, which we must now link to growth in specific children we know by name, the book ends with robust examples of the work in progress. Sharon Lynn Kagan and Kristie Kauerz don't just talk about the work, they participate in the creation of change.” —Sherri Killins, Ed.D, Commissioner, Department of Early Education and Care, Massachusetts

Evaluating the Impact of Prevention and Early Intervention Activities on the Mental Health of California s Population

For example, screening and early detection of child behavioral and emotional
problems is an effective early intervention strategy only ifthese children and their
families are linked to appropriate treatment services. Hotlines can prevent suicide
 ...

Evaluating the Impact of Prevention and Early Intervention Activities on the Mental Health of California s Population

In 2004, California voters passed the Mental Health Services Act, which was intended to transform California's community mental health system from a crisis-driven system to one that included a focus on prevention and wellness. The vision was that prevention and early intervention (PEI) services comprised the first step in a continuum of services designed to identify early symptoms and prevent mental illness from becoming severe and disabling. Twenty percent of the act's funding was dedicated to PEI services. The act identified seven negative outcomes that PEI programs were intended to reduce: suicide, mental health-related incarcerations, school failure, unemployment, prolonged suffering, homelessness, and removal of children from the home. The Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) coordinated with the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an independent administrative and fiscal intergovernmental agency, to seek development of a statewide framework for evaluating and monitoring the short- and long-term impact of PEI funding on the population. CalMHSA selected the RAND Corporation to develop a framework for the statewide evaluation. This report describes the approach, the data sources, and the frameworks developed: an overall approach framework and outcome-specific frameworks.

Effective Intervention in Primary Schools

This fully updated second edition is written in response to the support given by
the DfEE to the Nurture Group project and the recognition by every major special
needs policy document that they provide effective early intervention for children ...

Effective Intervention in Primary Schools

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Effective School Interventions Second Edition

In 2005, 57% of preprimary children ages 3–5 were attending center-based early
childhood care and education programs, including 43% of 3-year-olds (National
Center for Education Statistics, 2007a). IDEA 2004 permits school districts to ...

Effective School Interventions  Second Edition

This highly practical resource and text presents 70 interventions that have been demonstrated to improve the classroom learning environment, academic achievement, and student behavior and social competence. Each intervention is presented in a brief, standardized format with step-by-step procedures that can easily be implemented by Pre-K-12 teachers and other school-based professionals. The volume includes best-practice guidelines for designing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based school interventions, as well as strategies for combining multiple interventions to create a comprehensive program at the individual, class, or schoolwide level.

The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook

An even more practical follow-up to Coaching Families and Colleagues in Early Childhood, this guidebook walks professionals step by step through the process of coaching other professionals and families of young children.

The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook

An even more practical follow-up to "Coaching Families and Colleagues in Early Childhood," this guidebook walks professionals step by step through the process of coaching other professionals and families of young children.

Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency

... 203 Categorizing Prevention Programs Effective Early Intervention and
Prevention Programs Effective Early Intervention Programs Effective Prevention
Programs Crisis Intervention Programs The Problem of School Shootings : Is
Prevention ...

Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency

Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency: A Comprehensive Framework presents the latest research and most effective programs for understanding, preventing, and controlling juvenile delinquency. Renowned specialist in the field James C. Howell examines key myths about juvenile violence and the ability of the juvenile justice system to handle modern-day juvenile delinquents. Reviewing the history of current juvenile justice system policies and practices, Howell provides a comprehensive framework for analyzing and responding to juvenile crime. Intended as a supplementary text for undergraduate and graduate courses in juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, and violent offender intervention courses, Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency is also essential reading for juvenile justice and social services research and development specialists.