Handbook of Early Childhood Intervention / Edition 2

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This second edition of the Handbook of Early Childhood Intervention provides a comprehensive overview of this complex and continually evolving field by an outstanding group of contributing authors. Eighteen of the twenty-eight chapters are new to this edition; chapters from the first edition have been updated. It combines rigorous scholarship with state-of-the-art content on policy and service delivery. It is designed to address a broad, multidisciplinary audience including psychologists, early childhood educators, social workers, pediatricians, nurses, child psychiatrists, physical and occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and professionals interested in public health and social policy. The Handbook is a valuable resource for both graduate students and experienced professionals.

Multidisciplinary disc. of assessment, service de- livery, outcome measures; protective factors, & more.

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"...should be on every reference shelf and in the personal library of every researcher and practitioner concerned with designing, operating, or evaluating early intervention programs...a handbook to which one will return time after time to extract relevant information needed for a particular task...bears the hallmark of good writing as well as good editing."
—Contemporary Psychology

"This handbook should be in the library of every person working with infants and young children. At a time when we have experienced rapid advances in the science of early childhood, it brings together our basic knowledge of individual development with its applications for programs of child care. Since we are rapidly moving to expand early child care services, policy makers as well as individual professionals, will find this volume useful on a daily basis. The distinguised authors of various chapters bring much experience and wisdom, to their writings."
—Julius B. Richmond, M.D.

"The second edition of the Handbook of Early Childhood Intervention continues the tradition of excellence established by Shonkoff and Meisels in their first edition. Without question, this volume provides the most thoughtful and comprehensive information about the current status and future directions of the field of early childhood intervention available. Everyone in the field should place this volume at the top of their reading list."
—Michael J. Guralnick, Ph.D.

"This comprehensive reference book should be part of the collection of every student and professional concerned with the state of the field of early childhood intervention. Policymakers, researchers, professors, and graduate students from diverse disciplines will find this volume to be a scholarly examination offering both depth and breadth in its presentation of the many dimensions of the field. For those new to the field, this book provides a fine foundation for academic development. Each chapter was chosen by the editors to reflect the diversity and richness of the arena as it exists at the beginning of the 21st century. Each distinguished author has contributed work that combines scholarly research with practical implication and usefulness. The editors put knowledge of the field in perspective and provide a road map for future research and development."
—American Association on Mental Retardation

"Designed as a core textbook for the field [of early childhood intervention], the 734-page second edition of this Handbook aims to serve as a vehicle for communication for educators, researchers, policy developers and practitioners who are willing to engage in "professional pluralism"."
—Zero to Three

"An excellent investment, this textbook is well written and well organized and comes highly recommended."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521585736
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 756
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Edward F. Zigler; Preface; List of contributors; Part I. Introduction: 1. Early childhood intervention: a continuing evolution Samuel J. Meisels and Jack P. Shonkoff; Part II. Concepts of Developmental Vulnerability and Resilience: 2. The biology of developmental vulnerability Jack P. Shonkoff and Paul C. Marshall; 3. Adaptive and maladaptive parenting: perspectives on risk and protective factors Joy D. Osofsky and M. Dewana Thompson; 4. The human ecology of early risk James Garbarino and Barbara Ganzel; 5. Cultural differences as sources of developmental vulnerabilities and resources Cynthia Garcia Coll and Katherine Magnuson; 6. Protective factors and individual resilience Emmy E. Werner; Part III. Theoretical Frameworks for Intervention: 7. Transactional regulation: the developmental ecology of early intervention Arnold J. Sameroff and Barbara H. Fiese; 8. Guiding principles for a theory of early intervention: a developmental–psychoanalytic perspective Robert N. Emde and Jo Ann Robinson; 9. Behavioral and educational approaches to early intervention Mark Wolery; 10. The neurobiological bases of early intervention Charles A. Nelson; Part IV. Approaches to Assessment: 11. The elements of early childhood assessment Samuel J. Meisels and Sally Atkins-Burnett; 12. Assessment of parent–child interaction: implications for early intervention Jean F. Kelly and Kathryn E. Barnard; 13. Family assessment within early intervention programs Marty Wyngaarden Krauss; 14. Measurement of community characteristics Felton Earls and Stephen Buka; Part V. Service Delivery Models and Systems: 15. Preventive healthcare and anticipatory guidance Paul H. Dworkin; 16. Early care and education: current issues and future strategies Sharon L. Kagan and Michelle J. Neuman; 17. Early intervention for low-income children and families Robert Halpern; 18. Services for young children with disabilities and their families Gloria L. Harbin, R. A. McWilliam and James J. Gallagher; 19. Early childhood mental health services: a policy and systems development perspective Jane Knitzer; 20. Paraprofessionals revisited and reconsidered Judith Musick and Frances Stott; 21. Personal preparation for early childhood intervention programs Nancy K. Klein and Linda Gilkerson; Part VI. Measuring the Impact of Service Delivery: 22. An expanded view of program evaluation in early childhood intervention Penny Hauser-Cram, Marji Erickson Warfield, Carol C. Upshur and Thomas S. Weisner; 23. Another decade of intervention for children who are low income or disabled: what do we know? Dale C. Farran; 24. Early childhood intervention programs: what about the family? Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Lisa J. Berlin and Allison Sidle Fuligni; 25. Economics of early childhood intervention W. Steven Barnett; Part VII. New Directions for the Twenty-First Century: 26. Early childhood intervention policies: an international perspective Sheila Kammerman; 27. Evolution of family–professional partnerships: collective empowerment as the model for the early twenty-first century Ann P. Turnbull, Vicki Turbiville and H. R. Turnbull; 28. Resilience reconsidered: conceptual considerations, empirical findings, and policy implications Michael Rutter; Name index; Subject index.

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