A Developmental Systems Approach to Early Intervention: National and International Perspectives (International Issues in Early Intervention)

A Developmental Systems Approach to Early Intervention: National and International Perspectives (International Issues in Early Intervention)

By: Michael J. Guralnick (editor)Hardback

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This book guides decision-making for professionals and communities working to create and maintain state-of-the-art early intervention programs. The book presents a comprehensive early intervention model that supports children and their families. The model is a community-based system that integrates large amounts of current early intervention knowledge. It is a practical model and can be applied in any community. This volume brings together many highly respected experts in early intervention. The authors describe the model, its components, and the principles that guide it. They also discuss various early intervention practices, and international practices in specific countries.

About Author

Michael J. Guralnick, Ph.D., is Director of the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) and Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics at the University of Washington, Seattle. Comprising both a University Affiliated Program and a Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, the CHDD is one of the largest interdisciplinary research and training centers in the United States, addressing issues directly related to developmental disabilities. More than 600 faculty and staff members and doctoral and postdoctoral students operate within the four CHDD buildings on the campus of the University of Washington and in community sites to conduct basic and applied research, to provide clinical services to individuals and their families, to provide interdisciplinary clinical and research training, and to provide technical assistance and outreach training to practitioners and community agencies. Dr. Guralnick has directed research and development projects in the fields of early childhood intervention, inclusion, peer relationships, and pediatric education. He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters and 7 edited volumes. Dr. Guralnick's publications have appeared in a diverse group of well-respected journals, including Child Development, Pediatrics, American Journal on Mental Retardation, Journal of Early Intervention, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, and Development and Psychopathology. He currently directs a major research project supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development designed to determine the effectiveness of a comprehensive early intervention program in promoting the peer-related social competence of young children with developmental delays. Dr. Guralnick received the 1994 Research Award from the American Association on Mental Retardation and the 1997 Distinguished Research Award from The Arc of the United States. He is past President of both the American Association of University Affiliated Programs and the Council for Exceptional Children's Division for Early Childhood and is former Chair of the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Center Directors. He is currently Chair of the International Society on Early Intervention and is President-Elect of the Academy on Mental Retardation. Dr. Gilliam is an Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology at Yale University. He is also the Director of Yale's Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy. His research involves policies regarding early childhood education and child care, ways to improve the quality of early childhood services, the impact of early childhood education programs on children's school readiness, and effective methods for reducing classroom behavior problems and the incidence of preschool expulsion. Dr. McWilliam is the Siskin Endowed Chair of Research in Early Childhood Education, Development, and Intervention at Siskin Children??? (TM)s Institute. He is also a professor of education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and an adjoint professor of special education at Vanderbilt University. He has formerly been a professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a senior scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and a professor of education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. McWilliam??? (TM)s research centers on infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with and without disabilities, with a specific focus on child engagement, service delivery models, and collaboration with families. He has provided consultation, training, and technical assistance across the United States and in some countries overseas on providing early intervention in natural environments and on the Engagement Classroom Model. His Routines-Based Interview (RBI) is a widely used method of assessing families??? (TM) needs and developing individualized family service plan (IFSP) outcomes and individualized education program (IEP) goals. Dr. Wolraich is Chief of the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He received his M.D. from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. Dr. Wolraich completed a p ediatric residency between Upstate Medical Center and the University Oklahoma Health Sciences and completed a fellowship in developmental pediatrics at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center. Dr. Wolraich has spent more than 30 years in research and clinical service related to attentiondeficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and is a 2003 inductee in the Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD) Hall of Fame. He has also been a major contributor to the development of guidelines for ADHD for primary care physicians by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Wolraich has been an author or coauthor on more than 150 journal articles and book chapters, including articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, Pediatrics, and the Journal of the American Medical Association and chapters in 20 books. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, Maternal and Child Health Research Program; National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation. Currently, he is investigating the prevalence and long-term outcomes of ADHD in five school districts.


Principles; An Overview of the Developmental Systems Approach to Early Intervention; Service Coordination and Integration in a Developmental Systems Approach to Early Intervention; Inclusion as a Core Value in Early Intervention; Practices: National Perspectives; Screening and Surveillance in Early Intervention Systems; Designing an Integrated Point of Access in the Early Intervention System; The Role of Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Assessments in the Early Intervention System; Assessing the Information Needs of Families in Early Intervention; Assessing Interpersonal and Family Distress and Threats to Confident Parenting in the Context of Early Intervention; Assessing the Resource Needs of Families in the Context of Early Intervention; Assessing Family Characteristics Relevant to Early Intervention; Developing and Implementing Preventive Intervention Programs for Children at Risk: Poverty as a Case in Point; Developing and Implementing Early Intervention Programs: Children with Established Disabilities; Monitoring and Evaluation in the System of Early Intervention Programs; Ensuring Effective Transitions in Early Intervention; Practices: International Perspectives; Australia; Austria; Canada; Great Britain; Greece; Israel; Italy; Spain; Sweden; Developing Countries

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781557667977
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9781557667977
  • ISBN10: 1557667977

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