An Activity-based Approach to Early Intervention

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P.H. Brookes Publishing Company, 1998 - Education - 268 pages
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Updated and revised in response to research and reader feedback, the second edition of this popular guide is more user friendly than ever. The simple, two-part format breaks the information into practical, accessible sections. Section I details how to use the activity-based approach with children from birth to 5 years of age. Section II provides a concise history of developments in early intervention and then explains why activity-based intervention effectively promotes naturalistic learning opportunities. Child-directed techniques and ready-to-use forms assist teachers and interventionists to individualize goals and objectives, match developmental levels, plan and execute program schedules and activities, and monitor child progress over time. An Activity-Based Approach to Early Intervention, Second Edition, is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate students of early intervention, special education, and child development, and it serves as a practical in-service resource for program administrators, therapists, interventionists, and other members of transdisciplinary teams.

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About the author (1998)

Dr. Pretti-Frontczak is Professor in the School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences at Kent State University, Ohio. She received her doctorate in early intervention from the University of Oregon and has extensive experience in preparing preservice and in-service personnel in recommended practices for working with young children and their families.

She directs the Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Program at Kent State University, where she is responsible for preparing preservice teachers to work with children with disabilities from birth to age 8. Her lines of research center on using authentic assessment practices for accountability and programming, specifically on the utility of the Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System for Infants and Children, 2nd Edition (AEPS(R)), effective approaches to working with young children in inclusive settings (specifically regarding the efficacy of an activity-based approach and the application of universal design for learning principles), and the link between assessment, individualized goals, and quality curriculum.

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