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Early Intervention Every Day!: Embedding Activities in Daily Routines for Young Children and Their Families / Edition 1

Early Intervention Every Day!: Embedding Activities in Daily Routines for Young Children and Their Families / Edition 1

by Merle J. Crawford, Barbara Weber
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Effective early intervention doesn’t stop when the provider leaves the family’s home. That’s why every interventionist needs this practical sourcebook, packed with research-based strategies for helping parents and caregivers take a consistent, active role in supporting young children’s development. Targeting 80 skills in 6 key developmental domains for children birth to three, this reader-friendly guide gives professionals dozens of ready-to-use ideas for helping families and caregivers embed learning opportunities in their everyday routines. Early interventionists will turn to this book again and again for strategies that enhance child development, strengthen attachment, and help children with developmental delays participate fully in family life.


  • Work on IFSP goals during commonly occurring routines and activities, such as grocery shopping, riding in the car, or looking at books
  • Understand child development and establish appropriate expectations for their child
  • Support skills critical to promoting developmental growth and participation in family and community activities
  • Transform everyday materials and routines into powerful new learning opportunities
  • Give children multiple opportunities to practice and reinforce new skills throughout the day

Support 6 key areas of skill development:

  • Behavior Regulation and Social
  • Cognitive and Receptive Language
  • Expressive Language
  • Gross Motor
  • Fine Motor
  • Self-care/Adaptive

PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Twelve detailed charts show clear examples of how to use familiar daily routines to boost development across domains.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598572766
Publisher: Brookes Publishing
Publication date: 10/23/2013
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 655,168
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Merle Crawford has a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy. In addition she has a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has extensive training in relationship-based interventions and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. She works primarily in Early Intervention integrating strategies from her varied training when coaching families and working with young children.

Barbara Weber received her Bachelor of Science and Master Degree in Communication Disorders. She has a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. She holds the Certificate for Clinical Competence from the American Speech Hearing and Language Association and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has worked with children and adults with a variety of disabilities for over 30 years in school, clinic and home settings. Barbara currently works with the birth to three population as her primary clinical focus and concentrates on collaborative processes to help families integrate routine based intervention.

Table of Contents

About the Authors


I Early Intervention Basics and Best Practices
  1. Overview of Early Intervention
  2. Recommended Practices: Caregivers
  3. Recommended Practices: Facilitating Skill Acquisition

II The Developmental Progression of Skills
  1. Behavior Regulation and Social Skills
  2. Cognitive and Receptive Language
  3. Expressive Language
  4. Gross Motor Skills
  5. Fine Motor Skills
  6. Self-Care/Adaptive Skills

III Daily Routines Across Domains


Appendix A Resources
Appendix B Progress Monitoring Examples


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