Written to serve as the ideal resource for early literacy professionals at both pre-professional and post-graduate levels, it is also an essential volume for reading specialists, literacy coaches, special educators, speech-language pathologists, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers and others involved with planning and conducting assessments in programs serving children who have not yet begun formal reading instruction.
Khara L. Pence, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia in the Curry School of Education and the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, with an appointment in the Preschool Language & Literacy Lab. Kharas interests are in language and literacy development, particularly for children who are at risk for language and literacy difficulties.
The text begins with a general overview of the history and rationale for early childhood intervention, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C program, and Early Head Start, as well as a description of the need for speech-language pathologists in early intervention. The majority of the text offers assessment and intervention strategies and tools, including specific tests and curricula, training resources, and the importance of using ongoing assessment for this young age. Strategies for coaching parents and collaborating with professional colleagues as well as working within daily routines in natural environments for the child - all integral components of the Part C early intervention program - are interwoven throughout. The text concludes with the importance of viewing children holistically - taking into consideration all aspects of a child's being and acknowledging the interrelatedness of their developing skills as well as the importance of family in their development.
Speech-language pathologists have a critical role in evaluation, assessment, and intervention for young children with or at risk for communication disorders. Speech-Language Pathologists in Early Childhood Intervention creates a pathway for investing in the principles and activities of early intervention that can lead to best practice and positive outcomes for this young population.
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inferential language abilities
grammatical and narrative skills
With contributions from notable scholars who actively conduct research in the areas of education, developmental psychology, speech language pathology, reading, and early literacy, this unique resource synthesizes and applies current theory and research on uses of sharing books and stories in educational and intervention contexts.
Topics featured in the Handbook include: Family-centered practices in early childhood intervention. The application of Response to Intervention (RtI) in young children with identified disabilities. Motor skills acquisition for young children with disabilities. Implementing evidence-based practices in ECSE classrooms. · Cultural, ethnic, and linguistic implications for ECSE.
The Handbook of Early Childhood Special Education is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, clinicians, and practitioners across such disciplines as child and school psychology, early childhood education, clinical social work, speech and physical therapy, developmental psychology, behavior therapy, and public health.
Topics include: definition and description of language theories of language development precursors for language development language skills, which includes prelinguistic, earlier and later linguistic, and metalinguistic collaborative professional relationships language delays, disorders, and differences aspects of the process of evaluation aspects of the process of intervention
Communication Development and Disorders for Partners in Service equips participants in the service provision continuum to describe the components of language; interpret the implications of theories of language for interaction, evaluation, and intervention; describe the accomplishments in typical language development; compare and contrast typical with atypical language development; and describe the continuum of evaluation and intervention with appreciation of their contributions to this process.
Each chapter provides scientifically cited background information relevant to the content of the chapter before discussing the "How To" and the "Why." Figures, tables, and charts throughout the text are easily accessible to the busy practicing clinician. By providing a usable integration of theory and research, it encourages readers to think about building early foundations in literacy to promote healthy early development, and emphasizes the specific approaches speech-language pathologists need to employ when targeting literacy in childhood intervention.
Designed for speech-language pathologists at both pre-professional and post-graduate levels, the book will also be of value to reading specialists, literacy coaches, special educators, preschool and kindergarten teachers, and others.