Working with Families of Young Children with Special Needs

Working with Families of Young Children with Special Needs

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This user-friendly book presents research-based best practices for serving families of children with special needs from birth to age 6. Expert contributors demonstrate how early intervention and early childhood special education can effectively address a wide range of family concerns, which in turn optimizes children's development and learning. Tightly edited, the volume offers indispensable tools for assessing families; identifying and capitalizing on their strengths; providing information, support, and coaching; collaborating with parents and teachers to address children's functional needs in the context of everyday routines; and coordinating care. Over a dozen reproducible checklists and forms help professionals immediately implement the techniques and strategies described.R. A. McWilliam, PhD, is Director of the Center for Child and Family Research at Siskin Childrena#39;s Institute, a pioneering and far-reaching ... and Professor in the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. ... that always involve the childrena#39;s families; conducts research on the development of individualized family service plans, child engagement, anbsp;...

Title:Working with Families of Young Children with Special Needs
Author:R. A. McWilliam
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2010-01-13


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