Partnerships in Family-centered Care: A Guide to Collaborative Early Intervention

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P.H. Brookes Publishing Company, 1996 - Home-based family services - 276 pages
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Around the world, too many young children experience developmental and health problems due to poverty, prematurity, low birth weight, infectious diseases, exposure to toxic substances, and other risk factors. Children with established disabilities, such as an autism spectrum disorder, motor disability, communication and language problem, behavior disorder, or hearing and vision impairments, also need early and swift support. For all of these children and their families, co-occurring environmental threats or limited caregiving abilities often further compromise growth and development.

The International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI), in collaboration with Brookes Publishing, is pooling contributions of specialists from many disciplines and countries to more effectively prevent or minimize the impact of these risk factors on children's lives. Interdisciplinary Clinical Assessment of Young Children with Developmental Disabilities is the first book in ISEI's important new book series. Eachbook will help to advance the practice of early intervention. Each book will provide a forum for sharing information from an often-preached but seldom-achieved global advantage. Peer-reviewed, supported by a biomedical and behavioral foundation, and designed for making the transition from research to practice, each book will become a resource that you'll find on your desk more often than your bookshelf.

Staff development specialists and faculty in early intervention disciplines need to ensure that practicing and future service providers consider the individual resources and concerns of all families. This practical textbook takes a straightforward approach to team-based, family-centered earlyintervention and is ideal for pre- and in-service training. With this easy-to-use resource, students and staff will learn how to implement Part C of IDEA, recognize the roles and responsibilities of service providers in promoting collaboration, and help families play pivotal

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Contents

Family Systems and FamilyCentered Care
33
Parent and Service Provider Partnerships in Early
65
The Process
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