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Designing Preschool Interventions : A Practitioner's Guide - David W. Barnett

Designing Preschool Interventions

A Practitioner's Guide

Paperback Published: 1st August 2002
ISBN: 9781572308237
Number Of Pages: 380

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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.

"This book captures the essence of what it takes to provide high-quality intervention services to preschoolers experiencing developmental delays and disabilities, as well as those who are at risk. The information is practical, research-based, conceptually systematic, and accessibly presented. The book assumes we must understand children's behavior and development in the context of their unique environments if we are to intervene effectively, and this assumption receives more than lip service. In short, this book should be read by every early intervention professional." --Mark Wolery, PhD, Investigator, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

"This remarkable volume provides a wealth of information on interventions whose effectiveness has been documented with research. I know of no other resource that so carefully and systematically has carried out this task. The authors also provide a clear model for designing effective interventions and evaluating outcomes. Their step-by-step coverage of the process of assessment, intervention, and monitoring intervention effectiveness is outstanding. The book will be of great utility to practitioners, and is a very important text for courses in school psychology and early childhood special education." --Judith J. Carta, PhD, Juniper Gardens Children's Project, University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas

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Highlights of Harm Reduction: A Personal Report from the First National Harm Reduction Conference in the United States
Harm Reduction around the World: A Brief History
Basic Principles and Strategies of Harm Reduction
Applications to Addictive Behaviors and High-Risk Sexual Behaviors
Harm Reduction for Alcohol Problems: Expanding Access to and Acceptability of Prevention and Treatment Services
Harm Reduction, Nicotine, and Smoking
Harm Reduction Strategies for Illicit Substance Use and Abuse
Harm Reduction and HIV/AIDS Prevention
Matching Strategies to Diverse Ethnic Communities
Bringing Harm Reduction to the Black Community: "There's a Fire in My House and You're Telling Me to Rearrange My Furniture," Woods
Alcohol Use and Harm Reduction within the Native Community
Can Harm Reduction Play a Role in U.S. Drug Policy?
Harm Reduction and Public Policy
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ISBN: 9781572308237
ISBN-10: 1572308230
Series: Guilford School Practitioner (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 1st August 2002
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.55