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Carol S. Klass
"The depth and wisdom of this book will be valuable to any professional engaged in home visiting."
Developed especially for today's working environment, this is the modern home visitor's complete introductory text to early intervention for children with disabilities and their families. Building on their extensive academic backgrounds and practical experience in the field of early intervention, the authors address the complex issues home visitors face in their daily work with families who have diverse backgrounds and needs. Together, they give readers a fresh approach to home visiting that's culturally sensitive, family centered and designed to help each unique family reach their specific goals. Home visitors will learn the skills and attitudes they'll need to help parents enjoy a lead role in guiding their child's development adjust their approach for a wide range of families, including teen parents, grandparents, and parents with disabilities work successfully with interpreters and translators communicate in a warm, accepting, respectful, and empathetic way conduct effective assessment in the child's natural environment implement evidence-based interventions that fit the child's needs and keep families involved work with children with specific disorders, such as autism, visual impairment, delayed speech and language, and developmental delays skillfully manage legal, ethical, and personal safety concerns Throughout the book, realistic family and home visitor interactions illustrate the suggested techniques and show how to move a child and family toward their desired goals and outcomes. And the appendices include helpful record-keeping forms and direct home visitors to more resources they can use to guide and educate parents. Pre-service professionals will wear out their copy of this straightforward, reader-friendly professional development resource, and current practitioners will gain practical new insight into the art and practice of effective home visiting with families of every type.
From a mother to her home visitors Lori Yurtin Yurtin, Lori
1 An overview of home visiting 1
2 Understanding families as systems 23
3 Building home visitor-family relationships 55
4 Structuring home visitation 81
5 Facilitating adult-child interaction 111
6 Guidelines for intervention for children with various disorders Ruth E. Cook Cook, Ruth E. Shirley N. Sparks Sparks, Shirley N. Carole E. Osselaer Osselaer, Carole E. 139
7 Special family challenges 191
8 Expanding the early intervention team Ruth E. Cook Cook, Ruth E. Shirley N. Sparks Sparks, Shirley N. Carole Osselaer Osselaer, Carole 209
9 Personal concerns of the home visitor 225