Eighteen new chapters have been added to the 2000 edition of this valuable Handbook, which serves as a core text for students and experienced professionals who are interested in the health and well being of young children. It serves as a comprehensive reference for graduate students, advanced trainees, service providers, and policy makers in such diverse fields as child care, early childhood education, child health, and early intervention programs for children with developmental disabilities and children in high risk environments. This book will be of interest to a broad range of disciplines including psychology, child development, early childhood education, social work, pediatrics, nursing, child psychiatry, physical and occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, and social policy. A scholarly overview of the underlying knowledge base and practice of early childhood intervention, it is unique in its balance between breadth and depth and its integration of the multiple dimensions of the field.
• State of the art research in a highly readable, usable format • Integrative approach to early childhood education, with a stellar contributor list • Broad range of issues and topics; of the 29 chapters, 18 are entirely new
Foreword Edward F. Zigler; Preface; List of contributors; Part I. Introduction: 1. Early childhood intervention: a continuing evolution Samuel J. Meisels and Jack P. Shonkoff; Part II. Concepts of Developmental Vulnerability and Resilience: 2. The biology of developmental vulnerability Jack P. Shonkoff and Paul C. Marshall; 3. Adaptive and maladaptive parenting: perspectives on risk and protective factors Joy D. Osofsky and M. Dewana Thompson; 4. The human ecology of early risk James Garbarino and Barbara Ganzel; 5. Cultural differences as sources of developmental vulnerabilities and resources Cynthia Garcia Coll and Katherine Magnuson; 6. Protective factors and individual resilience Emmy E. Werner; Part III. Theoretical Frameworks for Intervention: 7. Transactional regulation: the developmental ecology of early intervention Arnold J. Sameroff and Barbara H. Fiese; 8. Guiding principles for a theory of early intervention: a developmental–psychoanalytic perspective Robert N. Emde and Jo Ann Robinson; 9. Behavioral and educational approaches to early intervention Mark Wolery; 10. The neurobiological bases of early intervention Charles A. Nelson; Part IV. Approaches to Assessment: 11. The elements of early childhood assessment Samuel J. Meisels and Sally Atkins-Burnett; 12. Assessment of parent–child interaction: implications for early intervention Jean F. Kelly and Kathryn E. Barnard; 13. Family assessment within early intervention programs Marty Wyngaarden Krauss; 14. Measurement of community characteristics Felton Earls and Stephen Buka; Part V. Service Delivery Models and Systems: 15. Preventive healthcare and anticipatory guidance Paul H. Dworkin; 16. Early care and education: current issues and future strategies Sharon L. Kagan and Michelle J. Neuman; 17. Early intervention for low-income children and families Robert Halpern; 18. Services for young children with disabilities and their families Gloria L. Harbin, R. A. McWilliam and James J. Gallagher; 19. Early childhood mental health services: a policy and systems development perspective Jane Knitzer; 20. Paraprofessionals revisited and reconsidered Judith Musick and Frances Stott; 21. Personal preparation for early childhood intervention programs Nancy K. Klein and Linda Gilkerson; Part VI. Measuring the Impact of Service Delivery: 22. An expanded view of program evaluation in early childhood intervention Penny Hauser-Cram, Marji Erickson Warfield, Carol C. Upshur and Thomas S. Weisner; 23. Another decade of intervention for children who are low income or disabled: what do we know? Dale C. Farran; 24. Early childhood intervention programs: what about the family? Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Lisa J. Berlin and Allison Sidle Fuligni; 25. Economics of early childhood intervention W. Steven Barnett; Part VII. New Directions for the Twenty-First Century: 26. Early childhood intervention policies: an international perspective Sheila Kammerman; 27. Evolution of family–professional partnerships: collective empowerment as the model for the early twenty-first century Ann P. Turnbull, Vicki Turbiville and H. R. Turnbull; 28. Resilience reconsidered: conceptual considerations, empirical findings, and policy implications Michael Rutter; Name index; Subject index.
'If you are considering setting up, or even participating in, an early intervention project, please read this book first.' Australia and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry