Intervention Strategies for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs: A Team Approach

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Merrill, Jul 1, 1998 - Education - 447 pages
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This book features contributions from leading professionals who have extensive experience with children who have special needs -- birth to three years of age. Extremely practical in approach, it contains "recommended practices" in early intervention that are easy to implement for serving young children and their families. Presents foundations for infant and toddler intervention and explores the importance of teamwork in early intervention. Surveys intervention strategies for developmental domains -- neuromotor development, cognitive development, and social and communication development. Considers intervention strategies for medical contexts -- for the neonatal period and for medically fragile/complex infants and toddlers. Discusses intervention with infants and toddlers who are at-risk, have multiple or severe disabilities, hearing impairment, or visual impairment. Explains how to collaborate with families and how to develop an Individualized Family Service Plan.For interventionists, educators, and families who are dealing with young children with special needs.

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Contents

Teamwork in Early Intervention
28
PART II
49
Cognitive Development in Infants and Toddlers
77
Social and Communication Development
108
Language Comprehension
123
Summary of Procedures
133
INTERVENTION STRATEGIES FOR MEDICAL CONTEXTS
139
Coordinating Services for Infants and Toddlers
168
Impact of a Hearing Loss on Development
261
Communication and Language Approaches
271
Assessment
279
Summary of Procedures
291
with Visual Impairments
298
Family Involvement
315
Summary of Procedures
323
SERVING FAMILIES
331

PART IV
178
INTERVENTION WITH SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
197
Overview
198
Category Levels for Defining Eligibility for Services
207
Model Programs
213
Techniques for Infants and Toddlers
219
Characteristics of Infants with Multiple
225
Techniques for Infants and Toddlers
255
The Individualized Family Service Plan Process
362
APPENDICES
401
B Resources for Families and Professionals
409
Sample Individualized Family
415
Author Index
429
Subject Index
437
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