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Family-Centered Early Intervention: Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Natural Environments / Edition 1

Family-Centered Early Intervention: Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Natural Environments / Edition 1

by Sharon A. Raver
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ISBN-13: 9781598575699
Publisher: Brookes Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 89,708
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sharon A. Raver, a professor of Special Education at Old Dominion University, has worked in the area of Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) for over 35 years. She has worked with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children with special needs, and their families. She has administered programs, served as an international ECSE consultant, and published extensively. Her other books include: Early childhood special education (0-8 years): Strategies for positive outcomes (2009), Intervention strategies for infants and toddlers with special needs: A team approach (1999; 2nd ed.),and Strategies for teaching at-risk and handicapped infants and toddlers: A transdisciplinary approach (1991). She has been a Fulbright Scholar three times and received a number of awards for excellence in research and teaching. She currently lives in Norfolk, Virginia.

Dana C. Childress has worked in the field of early intervention for almost 20 years as an early childhood special educator, service coordinator, supervisor, professional development consultant and writer. She currently works as part of Virginia's early intervention professional development team developing resources, conducting web-based and in-person training, and managing the content for the Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development Center’s website ( She also writes and manages the Center’s Early Intervention Strategies for Success blog ( Dana's interests include family centered practices, autism spectrum disorders, supporting family implementation of intervention strategies, and finding ways to bridge the research to practice gap through interactive professional development for in-service early intervention practitioners. She regularly presents workshops in VA and has presented at state, national, and international conferences. She currently lives in Chesapeake, VA with her family.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Karin Lifter, Ph.D.

I. Foundations of Early Intervention

1. Early Education and Intervention for Children from Birth to Three
Sharon A. Raver and Dana C. Childress

2. Collaboration and Teamwork with Families and Professionals
Sharon A. Raver and Dana C. Childress

II. Supporting Families in Natural Environments

3. The Individualized Family Service Plan Process
Corinne Foley Hill and Dana C. Childress

4. Implementing Intervention in Daily Routines, Activities and Settings
Dana C. Childress

III. Enhancing Infant and Toddler Development and Participation

5. Developing Positive Social-Emotional and Communication Skills
Corrin G. Richels and Sharon A. Raver

6. Acquisition and Use of Knowledge and Skills
Mary Beth Bruder, Erika M. Baril, and Anne George-Puskar

7. Using Appropriate Behaviors to Meet Needs
Toby M. Long

IV. Supporting Children with Diverse Abilities

8. Infants and Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Dana C. Childress, Lori E. Meyer, and Hedda Meadan

9. Infants and Toddlers with Sensory Disabilities
Tanni L. Anthony (Visual Impairment Section), Mallene P. Wiggin, Christine Yoshinaga- Itano, (Hearing Impairment Section), and Sharon A. Raver

10. Infants and Toddlers with Cognitive and/or Motor Disabilities
Jonna L. Bobzien, Dana C. Childress, and Sharon A. Raver


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