Nature and Young Children

Author: Ruth A. Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415526736
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now in its second edition, Nature and Young Children promotes the holistic development of children by connecting them with nature. It offers advice and guidance on how to set up indoor and outdoor nature play spaces as well as encouraging environmentally responsible attitudes, values and behaviour in your early childhood setting. Covering topics as diverse as gardening with young children, creating an accessible nature program for children with special needs and addressing cultural differences in connecting children with nature, this book reveals how important nature play can be in the development of young children. This user-friendly book offers guidance on alternative settings for nature-focused programs international approaches to nature play in early childhood the role of the adult in outdoor learning using nature play for cross-curricular learning integrating nature education and peace education health and safety. This highly accessible book will provide all early years practitioners, teachers and students on early childhood courses with a wealth of ideas on how to foster creative play and learning in nature-focused environments while also promoting positive connections with nature.

Essential Elements in Early Intervention Visual Impairment and Multiple Disabilities Second Edition

Author: Deborah Chen
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
ISBN: 0891284885
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Essential Elements in Early Intervention is a complete sourcebooks and guide for early interventionists, teachers of students with visual impairments, and other professionals who work with young children with visual impairments, dual sensory impairments, and multiple disabilities. It includes comprehensive information on vision and hearing examinations, functional vision and hearing assessments, and effective methods of providing early intervention services. The new edition includes expanded, updated information on federal special education legislation, best practices in early intervention, evidence-based outcomes, and the role of the early interventionist, as well as strategies for working with families and educational teams successfully.

Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder Second Edition

Author: Petra Kern
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784506885
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This extended edition offers a comprehensive understanding of music therapy practice for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. Drawing on recent research and rigorous scientific evidence, it spans topics such as effective interventions, diagnostic criteria, managing sensory processing issues, inclusion and advocacy.

Young Children with Disabilities in Natural Environments

Author: Linda McCormick
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557668615
Format: PDF
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With this balanced, in-depth look at 15 widely used interventions for language disorders in children, students in SLP courses will be ready to evaluate, compare, select, and apply effective approaches.

Assessment of Childhood Disorders

Author: Eric J. Mash
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606236156
Format: PDF, ePub
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This leading text and clinical guide offers best-practice recommendations for assessing a comprehensive array of child and adolescent mental health problems and health risks. Prominent authorities present evidence-based approaches that can be used in planning, implementing, and evaluating real-world clinical services. Coverage encompasses behavior disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, developmental disorders, maltreatment, and adolescent problems. The volume emphasizes the need to evaluate clients' strengths as well as their deficits, and to take into account the developmental, biological, familial, and cultural contexts of problem behavior. This book will be of most value to practitioners, researchers, and students in child clinical psychology and related fields as well as serving as a useful core text for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in child assessment, child psychopathology, and child therapy.

Children Learning Outside the Classroom

Author: Sue Waite
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526421348
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book demonstrates how the outdoor environment is enriching learning opportunities for children and deepening their connections with the natural world.

An Activity based Approach to Early Intervention

Author: Diane D. Bricker
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557663511
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Updated in response to research and reader feedback, the second edition of this popular guide is more user-friendly than ever. The new two-part format breaks the information into practical sections. Section I details how to use activity-based intervention (ABI) with children from birth to 5 years. Then Section II provides a concise history of developments in early intervention and explains why ABI effectively promotes naturalistic learning opportunities. In this edition, readers will find forms for identifying and prioritizing IEP/IFSP goals, discussion of specific disabilities, an appendix of activities, and tips for working with children from diverse backgrounds. Child-directed techniques and ready-to-use forms make it easy for teachers and interventionists to match developmental levels, plan and execute program schedules and activities, and monitor children's progress.

International Handbook of Behavior Modification and Therapy

Author: Alan S. Bellack
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461305233
Format: PDF, Kindle
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It is particularly gratifying to prepare a second edition of a book, because there is the necessary impli cation that the first edition was well received. Moreover, now an opportunity is provided to correct the problems or limitations that existed in the first edition as well as to address recent developments in the field. Thus, we are grateful to our friends, colleagues, and students, as well as to the reviewers who have expressed their approval of the first edition and who have given us valuable input on how the revision could best be structured. Perhaps the first thing that the reader will notice about the second edition is that it is more extensive than the first. The volume currently has 41 chapters, in contrast to the 31 chapters that comprised the earlier version. Chapters 3, 9, 29, and 30 of the first edition either have been dropped or were combined, whereas 14 new chapters have been added. In effect, we are gratified in being able to reflect the continued growth of behavior therapy in the 1980s. Behavior therapists have addressed an ever-increasing number of disorders and behavioral dysfunctions in an increasing range of populations. The most notable advances are taking place in such areas as cognitive approaches, geriatrics, and behavioral medicine, and also in the treatment of childhood disorders.