This topical guide on early intervention visits will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.
You can ask your local public librarian how to obtain these books or contact us to request them.
- From Parents to Partners: Building a Family-Centered Early Childhood Program
LB 1139.35 .P37 K44f 2006 68221075
Redleaf Press, 2006
This book emphasizes the importance of family-professional relationships when working with young children. This book gives examples on how to work with parents and bring them in as a part of the collaborative team, noting that the child benefits the most when families and professionals work together effectively.
- The Art and Practice of Home Visiting: Early Intervention for Children with Special Needs and Their Families
Ruth E. Cook & Shirley N. Sparks
HV 697 .C771a 2008 226038346
Paul H. Brookes, 2008
This practical guide provides examples and best practices for building relationships with families and facilitating adult-child interaction.
- The Early Intervention Guidebook for Families and Professionals: Partnering for Success
WS 350.6 K27e 2010 369296194
Teachers College Press, 2010
Keilty explains what early intervention looks like and how families can best partner with professionals so that young children can learn, grow, and thrive. The book includes a chapter on assessment and planning outlining how parents and professionals can work together throughout the process.
- The Home Visitor’s Guidebook: Promoting Optimal Parent and Child Development (3rd ed.)
Carol S. Klass
HQ 755.7 .K63 2008 212014610
Paul H. Brookes, 2008
This book is a compilation of information for professionals who conduct home visits. Expectations are explained and situations that the professionals may encounter during home visits are explored. The book discusses ideas for how to build the bonds between professionals and families. Several sections discuss difficulties and dilemmas that some professionals have dealt with during home visits.
You can ask your local public librarian how to obtain these videos or contact us to request them.
- Early Intervention Illustrated 2: The Art & Science of Home Visits
HV 2392.2 .E12a 2004 228304471
Boys Town Press, 2004
This DVD demonstrates how to facilitate family-centered interactions between the service providers and the families of the children they’re working with. Strategies and specific skills are given so that these services can be provided in the most effective way in the child’s natural home environment.
- Home Visiting: Research, Respect, And Rapport
60 minutes; DVD (APPLES Magazine; no. 114). Originally broadcast March 21, 2002. Featuring Connie Shugart and Mary Smith.
HQ 755.7 .H765sh 2002 527700559
Western Illinois University; 2002
This video focuses on research/preparation; respect/recognition of the important of the family and acknowledgement of their values; and rapport/building a partnership committed to meeting the needs of the child.
- The Ages and Stages Questionnaires on a Home Visit
WS 105.5 .E8 A265qv 1995 191821331
Paul H. Brookes, 1995
This video shows how two families used the Ages and Stages Questionnaire to guide the services that the home visitor was providing to their children.
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.
- Zero to Three, 30(6), 16-21
Assessing Home Visit Quality: Dosage, Content, and Relationships
Diane Paulsell, Kimberly Boller, Kristin Hallgren, and Andrea Mraz Esposito. (2010)
This article outlines the three things that need to be considered for high-quality home visits: dosage (frequency), content, and relationships.
The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.