This topical guide on evidence-based resources for families and practitioners to support infant-toddler development will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.
Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian).
- Big body play: why boisterous, vigorous, and very physical play is essential to children’s development and learning
Frances M Carlson
GV 452 .C1973 2011 732339384
Washington, D.C. : National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2011
Drawing from evidence-based practice and the latest research, this book explains the multitude of benefits of big body play for young children’s social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Also learn how to organize the physical environment, set rules and policies, and supervise the play.
- Child-centered practices for the courtroom and community: a guide to working effectively with young children and their families in the child welfare system
Lynne Katz, Cindy Lederman, Joy Osofsky
HV 741 .K389 2011 657223799
Paul H. Brookes Pub., 2011
This guidebook has the practical, real-world answers professionals need as they navigate the complex child welfare system, work with the courts, and plan interventions and treatment so that they can provide the best possible services and supports to the most vulnerable young children and families. Developed by a psychologist, a judge, and an expert on early intervention and education, this accessible practitioner s guide introduces early childhood professionals to the coordinated, evidence-based practices used successfully in Miami s juvenile court and child welfare community.
- Emotional and behavioral problems of young children : effective interventions in the preschool and kindergarten years
Gretchen Gimpel Peacock and Melissa L Holland
WS 350.6 .G491e 2003 50912576
New York : Guilford Press, ©2003
“This book provides hands-on tools and resources for addressing common emotional and behavioral problems in preschool- and kindergarten-age children. The focus is on evidence-based interventions that are practical and effective, and that help prevent the development of more serious difficulties later on. The clinician is taken step by step through managing everything from toileting, eating, and sleep problems to externalizing disorders, internalizing disorders, and the effects of physical or sexual abuse. A variety of assessment methods are demonstrated and guidelines provided for planning and implementing a range of home- and school-based interventions. Conveniently designed in a large-size format for ease of photocopying, the volume contains over 30 reproducible parent handouts and other clinical tools.”–BOOK JACKET.
- Enhancing early attachments : theory, research, intervention, and policy
Lisa Berlin, et al.
WS 105 .B515 2005 57250989
Guilford Press, 2005
This book brings the latest knowledge in early attachments and offers a unique overview of evidence-based treatment and prevention approaches currently in use. With contributions from leaders in the field, the book highlights how scientifically informed services can make a lasting difference in the lives of vulnerable children and families
- Evidence-based practice in infant and early childhood psychology
Barbara A Mowder; Florence Rubinson; Anastasia E Yasik
BF 719 .E95 2009 289067803
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2009
Presented from the increasingly popular evidence-based model of practice, and with ethical, multicultural, and training issues interwoven throughout, this edited handbook is the first of its kind to consider the complete psychological needs of infants and young children.
- Evidence-based practice in the early childhood field
Virginia Buysse; Patricia W Wesley
HQ 772 .E94b 2006 65538119
Washington, D.C. : Zero to Three, ©2006
The concept of evidence-based practice is helping early educators, special educators, early interventionists, child care professionals, mental health professionals, social workers, health-care professionals, and others work together more effectively to transform the services provided to children and families. This unique book defines the evidence-based practice movement and explains how it is empowering professionals to deliver the most effective interventions available. The authors examine how evidence-based practice is changing the way research is conducted, how research findings can be applied to solve real-world problems, and how research can be used to inform critical policy decisions.
- The handbook for evidence-based practice in communication disorders
Christine A Dollaghan
WL 340.2 .D659 2007 123962936
Baltimore : Paul H. Brookes Pub., ©2007
Written for speech-language pathologists, this book demonstrates how to apply current best evidence in making critical decisions about the care of individual patients, be it screening, diagnosis or treatment of communication disorders.
Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Some videos may be viewed online.
- Practical strategies for teaching social emotional skills
Center for Evidence-based Practice: Young Children with Challenging Behavior.; Center on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning.; University of South Florida.
BF 723 S62 P898 2007 230826430
Nashville, TN : Center on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning ; Tampa, FL : University of South Florida, ©2007.
Some key indicators of school readiness are linked to social emotional development. Among these are persistence at difficult tasks, the ability to express emotions appropriately, to make and sustain relationships with peers and adults, to negotiate and cooperate in a group setting, and confidence. When children don’t have these skills, they are less likely to benefit from even the best instruction and they are more likely to engage in challenging behavior. This video presents concrete strategies caregivers and teachers can use to model, practice, and reinforce behaviors such as turn taking, helping others, sharing both things and feelings, asking for help, and cooperation. Helping children learn to manage their own behavior in preschool significantly affects their later life success.
- American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
APTA is a national individual membership professional organization seeking to advance physical therapy practice, education, research, and awareness.
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association site contains numerous resources for professionals, including topic-specific guides, continuing education opportunities, ASHA publications, articles, an online store, and the latest research.Resources available on the ASHA Web site:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- National Center of Medical Home Initiative for Children with Special Needs
- National Human Genome Research Institute
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- National Organization of Rare Disorders
- The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
- Zero to Three National Center for Infants Toddlers and Families
Resources for families and professionals
The journal titles linked below will take you to the publisher's homepage. You can ask your local public librarian how to obtain these articles or contact us
for more information.
The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.
- Center for Early Learning Literacy (CELL)
Practice Guides with adaptations give ideas on how to make literacy learning activities accessible for young children with disabilities.
- Coaching in Early Childhood
This website offers evidence-based information on coaching from several well-known experts in the field of early childhood. Coaching is a process and style of interaction used by early intervention and early childhood practitioners to build the capacity of family members and other important care providers to promote the child's learning and development.
- CONNECT Modules
Explore these tools: Handout 1.12 Activity Matrix; Handout 5.3 Examples of Assistive Technology Adaptations
- Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC)
The Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center houses important information for Head Start programs, providers, and families, along with high-quality general early childhood information.
- EZ AT 2
Simple Assistive Technology Ideas for Children Ages Birth to Three: A Guide for Increasing Young Children’s Participation in Daily Activities and Routines found at Tots N Tech
- Family Guided Routines Based Intervention (FGRBI) and Caregiver Coaching
Florida State University supports this ongoing research endeavor that focuses on developing and validating an early intervention approach that incorporates the Part C of IDEA mandates and the recommended evidence-based practices for supports and services for young children with special needs and their families.
- Family Tools
Family Tools like Teaching Your Child to Become Independent with Daily Routines; Make the most of Playtime; Practical Strategies for Teachers and Families
- Family-guided Approaches to Collaborative Early-intervention Training and Services (FACETS)
This Web site features family stories, along with other information and training for supporting children’s development in natural environments. The materials were created for family members, EI service providers, and administrators.
The FACETS model consists of five discrete, replicable, and interacting components:
Module 1 Family-guided Activity Based Intervention (overview)
Module 2 Using Daily Routines as a Context for Intervention
Module 3 Involving Care Providers in Teaching/Learning
Module 4 Developmentally Appropriate, Child Centered Intervention Strategies
Module 5 Interagency/Interdisciplinary Team Planning and Progress Monitoring
- Infant and Toddler Child Development and Education
This site offers information on curriculum, learning environments, brain development and screening, assessment, evaluation and observation of infants and toddlers.
- Therapists as Collaborative Team Members for Infants/Toddlers Community Settings (TACTICS)
- Where Can Parents Find Help for Young Children with Special Needs?
Every child is unique, but some children face extra physical or learning challenges. Parents often have questions about sources of information and support. This FAQ addresses many of the questions that parents have asked the Illinois Early Learning project staff over the past few years and suggests resources that parents of young children may find useful. Also in Spanish.
- Workgroup on Principles and Practices in Natural Environments
Agreed Upon Practices for Providing Early Intervention Services in Natural Environments
- Workgroup on Principles and Practices in Natural Evironments
(Final Draft 11-7). OSEP TA Community of Practice- Part C Settings Services in Natural Evnironments Documents, “Seven Key Principles: Looks Like/Doesn’t Look Like”