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Consultation in Early Childhood Settings - Virginia Buysse

Consultation in Early Childhood Settings


Published: 14th October 2004
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This book describes how professionals can use consultation to work collaboratively with others from various disciplines in inclusive settings. Consultation reflects changes in the field as specialists provide indirect rather than direct services - the consultant supports another adult rather than working with a child. The book offers practical knowledge and skills consultants need to improve the quality of programs serving young children (0-5) and to strengthen child and family outcomes. The book outlines the conceptual and philosophical framework for consultation and walks the reader through the eight stages of the consultation process. In addition, the book emphasizes involving families throughout the consultation process and identifies common barriers and supports associated with consultation.

"Those involved in personnel preparation will find this book essential to coursework designed to prepare individuals to serve as consultants. Early childhood consultants will find this book an indispensable resource. I can't wait to add this book to my professional library!"--Laurie A. Dinnebeil, Ph.D."Professor and Judith Daso Herb Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education, University of Toledo" (04/27/2006)
"Superb. . . . Consultation has never been presented more effectively for the early childhood professional."--Steve Knotek, Ph.D."University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill" (06/08/2006)
"Highly readable . . . a valuable resource for early childhood professionals who want to increase their impact through effective partnerships with others."--Ann Schulte, Ph.D."North Carolina State University" (06/08/2006)
"[This book] gather[s] the best of what we know about effective collaboration and consultation. This comprehensive and highly motivating book will clearly become a key resource for early childhood and early intervention professionals in their quest to develop the most effective ways to communicate and interact with each other."--Susan M. Klein, Ph.D."Indiana University, Bloomington" (06/08/2006)
Should provoke an examination of the professional practices of the current generation of . . . professionals and spur consideration of a new paradigm in early childhood education and special education personnel preparation.--William F. McInerney, Ph.D."University of Toledo" (06/08/2006)
"[The book] should provoke an examination of the practices of the current generation of professionals and spur consideration of a new paradigm in early childhood education and special education personnel preparation."--William F. McInerney, Ph.D."University of Toledo" (06/08/2006)
"Integrates a wealth of information about consultation in ways that are practical and applicable in a variety of early childhood settings.A I predict this book will become the 'consultation bible' in the decade to come." --Pamela Winton, Ph.D.

About the Authorsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Conceptual and Philosophical Framework
Why Consultation? New Roles for Early Childhood Professionalsp. 3
Consultant Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositionsp. 21
Model for the Consultation Process
Gaining Entry: Stage Onep. 41
Building the Relationship: Stage Twop. 57
Gathering Information Through Assessment: Stage Threep. 69
Setting Goals: Stage Fourp. 87
Selecting Strategies: Stage Fivep. 101
Implementing the Plan: Stage Sixp. 111
Evaluating the Plan: Stage Sevenp. 121
Holding a Summary Conference: Stage Eightp. 133
Outcomes, Applications, and Recommendations
Additional Considerations for Evaluating Consultation Processes and Outcomesp. 147
Contexts and Settings Associated with Consultationp. 161
Future Directions for Consultation in Early Childhood Settingsp. 185
Referencesp. 191
Blank Formsp. 197
Indexp. 213
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ISBN: 9781557667748
ISBN-10: 1557667748
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 14th October 2004
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.56