Designing Preschool Interventions: A Practitioner's Guide / Edition 1

Designing Preschool Interventions: A Practitioner's Guide / Edition 1

by David W. Barnett, Susan H. Bell, Karen T. Carey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 157230491X

ISBN-13: 9781572304918

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This practical text delineates the basic steps of developing effective interventions for learning and behavior difficulties in children aged two to five. The authors set forth an ecological framework that stresses identifying problem situations rather than classifying individual children as disabled or at risk. The core components of naturalistic intervention design

Overview

This practical text delineates the basic steps of developing effective interventions for learning and behavior difficulties in children aged two to five. The authors set forth an ecological framework that stresses identifying problem situations rather than classifying individual children as disabled or at risk. The core components of naturalistic intervention design are covered in depth, including teacher and parent interviewing, classroom observation and functional assessment, team-based problem solving, strong accountability methods, and legal and ethical safeguards. Solidly grounded in empirical research, the book presents examples of successful interventions for fostering social competence and language skills and improving interactions with parents, teachers, and peers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572304918
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Guilford School Practitioner Series
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Critical Issues in Preschool Interventions1
Frameworks for Assessment and Intervention2
Research in Early Intervention8
Challenges of Preschool Psychological and Special Services11
Potential Risks of Early Intervention12
Key Early Intervention Themes13
Summary and Conclusions13
Chapter 2Consulting with Parents and Teachers15
Core Features of Consultation16
Record Reviews and Developmental Histories17
Ecobehavioral Interviews18
More on Interview Techniques27
Other Consultation-Based Assessments31
Summary and Conclusions34
Chapter 3Principles and Techniques for Observing36
Planning Observations36
Observing and Recording Behavior45
Curriculum-Based Assessment65
Technical Adequacy of Observations67
Summary and Conclusions69
Chapter 4Designing Effective Interventions71
Guidelines for Selecting Target Variables71
Intervention Decisions81
Summary and Conclusions102
Chapter 5Evaluating Intervention Design and Outcomes103
The Reliability and Validity of Target Variable Selection103
The Technical Adequacy of Intervention Design107
Determining Intervention Outcomes: Accountability Designs111
Legal and Ethical Practice123
Right to Education and Treatment132
Summary and Conclusions146
Chapter 6Developing New Behaviors and Modifying Existing Behaviors147
Naturalistic Learning Experiences147
Developing Language Skills157
Other Basic Intervention Strategies162
Summary and Conclusions175
Chapter 7Managing Severe Problem Behaviors176
Differential Reinforcement176
Aversive Procedures and Punishment183
Self-Mediated Intervention Techniques191
Group and Peer Interventions195
Using Tokens203
Summary and Conclusions205
Chapter 8Changing Roles within Family Systems207
Family Systems Issues207
Home and School Interventions212
Interventions to Expand Learning Opportunities214
Problem Behaviors222
Summary and Conclusions228
Chapter 9Parent Interventions for Severe and Risk-Related Problem Behaviors229
Problem Behavior in the Home and Community229
Safety- and Health-Related Interventions245
Challenges and Difficulties in Working with Families250
Summary and Conclusions257
Chapter 10The Classroom as Ecosystem259
Organizational and Systems Interventions260
Classroom Management268
Including Children with Disabilities279
Transitions between Settings286
Summary and Conclusions288
Chapter 11Classroom Social and Safety-Related Interventions290
Social Skills and Play290
Disruptive Behaviors300
Safety- and Health-Related Interventions305
Summary and Conclusions313
References315
Author Index357
Subject Index369

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