Intervention Strategies

Approved training videos related to intervention strategies for young children and families with young children.

ABC: Autism, Behavior and Communication: Using Visual Strategies to Support Young Children
30 min; DVD (Apples Video Magazine #161)
Western Illinois University, 2008
This presentation suggests practical approaches to help families and educators support children who have behavior or self-management challenges. You can watch this video online at the Apples Video Magazine YouTube Channel.
Call#: LC 4717 .A134 2008

Animal Assisted Therapy for Young Children
30 min; DVD (Apples Video Magazine # 134)
Western Illinois University, 2004
This video discusses the positive impact that animals (particularly dogs) have on children, especially those with disabilities. It presents several examples of dogs used in preschool therapeutic settings.
Call#: LB 1139.25 .A598 2004

Applying Sensory Integration Principles Where Children Live, Learn And Play
30 min; DVD
Pediatric Therapy Network, 2003
Focuses on the application of sensory integration principles in a variety of settings such as the home, school and community for children with and without special needs.
Call#: WS 340 .Ap589 2003

DEC Recommended Practices Video: Selected Strategies For Teaching Young Children With Special Needs
30 min; DVD
Sopris West, 2001
This video demonstrates environments and several teaching strategies to meet the individual needs of young children including: peer mediated strategies, positive reinforcement, prompting strategies, and environments that promote learning.
Call#: LC 4019.3 .D291 2001

Discovery: Pathways To Better Speech For Children With Down Syndrome
81 min; DVD
Blueberry Shoes Productions, 2005
This film takes the viewer into the real world of speech in children with Down syndrome. Through examples, interviews and stories, the DVD shows how parents and professionals can bring forth better speech and communication.
Call#: WS 107 .D611s 2005

Educating Young Children with Syndromes
60 min; DVD (APPLES Magazine #117).
Western Illinois University, 2002
Looks at issues of educating children with syndromes by using examples of three different disorders: Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome and Asperger’s syndrome.
Call#: LC 4031 .E24r 2002

Family Based Prevention Series 9: Building Developmental Assets in Young Children, Roles for Early Childhood Educators and Parents
184 min; DVD
Purdy Productions, 2012
Part One: Building developmental assets in young children – Part Two: Increasing self-esteem in young children. This is a research-based video, yet offers practical strategies for working with children and families and nurturing healthy, socially competent children.
Call#: WS 105.5 .A8 P972 2012 vol. 9

Floor Time Techniques And The DIR Model For Children And Families With Special Needs
Stanley I. Greenspan and Serena Wieder
The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders, 2001
These videotapes demonstrate the DIR model and how to use observation of spontaneous parent infant/child interaction during Floor Time to assess the child’s functional developmental capacities, motor and sensory processing (regulatory) profile, and interactive patterns with caregivers. Each case presents the full time spent with each child and family in the order they were seen, followed by a discussion of the professional impressions where they summarize the functional developmental capacities, the motor and sensory processing profile, as well as intervention ideas.
Cases related to birth to three-year-olds can be watched for EI credit (up to 5.0 hrs): Introduction: The DIR model (45:13); Case 1. Alex, 3 years (70:00); Case 7. Curt, 3 years (80:00); Case 8. Gary, 22 months (66:00); Case 10. Alex, 2 years (87:24)
Call#: WS 107.5 .R3 G815 2001

Floortime DVD Training Series, Volume 1: The Basics: Relating and Communicating
2 DVDs + 1 training guide
ICDL, 2005
This training series introduces the Floortime approach for helping children to master the basics of relating and communicating. The creators of the approach demonstrate techniques that both follow the child’s natural emotional interests and challenge the child toward greater mastery of the social, emotional, and intellectual capacities. Cases related to birth to three-year-olds can be watched for EI credit (3.25 hrs): Introduction: The DIR model (45:13); Case 8. Gary, 22 months (66:00); Case 10. Alex, 2 years (87:24)
Call#: WM 203.5 G815t 2005 Vol.1

Floortime DVD Training Series, Volume 2: Sensory Regulation And Social Interaction
2 DVDs + 1 training guide
ICDL, 2005
Stanley I. Greenspan and Serena Weider illustrate the principles of Floortime and the DIR model for children with special needs. This video shows parents how to help their child overcome challenges of sensory craving that interfere with his or her ability to communication. Also shows how better regulation will help your child reach higher developmental levels, from shared attention and engagement to social interaction and pretend play. Cases related to birth to three-year-olds can be watched for EI credit (2.0 hrs):Introduction: The DIR model (45:13); Case 1. Alex, 3 years (70:00)
Call#: WM 203.5 .G815f 2005 Vol. 2

Getting Kids In Sync
27 min; DVD
Sensory Resources, 2002
Carol S. Kranowitz demonstrates activities that help children of all abilities to develop their bodies and integrate their senses.
Call#: WS 340 .K89g 2002

Guiding Behavior in Young Children: Expert Approaches for Caregivers and Parents
29 min; DVD
Learning Seed, 2011
Despite their best moments, toddlers and preschoolers often behave in ways that frustrate their parents and caregivers, and even endanger their own safety. They are not intentionally being “bad,” but what can parents and caregivers do to guide their behavior in a positive way? In this program, learn why misbehavior occurs and common reactions by parents and caregivers. Discover some rules of thumb for guiding the action and reactions of young children. Learn how to create and enforce a plan to help stop misbehavior and bring about desired behavior. See how consequences and rewards work to motivate children to control their own behavior.
Call#: HQ 770.4 .G942b 2011

Inclusion : Focus on Toddlers & Pre-K
30 min; DVD + 1 discussion guide
Educational Productions, 2004. Closed captioned.
A collection of 8 video clips which feature professionals with toddlers and preschoolers in Head Start, school, and early intervention settings, as well as parents at home with their young children. These real world examples illustrate key teaching and parenting practices which support inclusion of children with disabilities.
Call#: LC 4019.2 .I37tr 2004

Integrated Therapies and Teamwork Equals Success!
30 min; DVD (Apples Video Magazine #173)
Western Illinois University, 2011
All children in the classroom benefit from having physical, occupation, and speech therapies embedded in daily routines. Research shows that children with and without IEPs improve their skills as a result. Planning, communication, and the support of the administration are key factors in the successful implementation of integrated therapies. Sound like a daunting task? View this video to see teachers, administrators, and therapists discuss how this model works, and how they implement their various roles in the classroom. It is evident that these teams are driven by the positive impact the integrated therapy model has on ALL children. You can watch this video online at the Apples Video Magazine YouTube Channel.
Call#: LC 3965 .I351 2011

Interviewed by a Parent : Sensory Integration Strategies
29 min; DVD
Girard Sagmiller Trust, 2007
Although everyone processes sensory information, we interpret sensory information differently from one another. Someone dragging their fingers across a chalkboard or certain food textures may bother one person, but not another. When the way a person interprets or processes information from their senses interferes with learning and daily routines, it is considered Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID) or Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Independent studies show that Sensory Integration Dysfunction can be found in up to 70% of children who are considered learning disabled by schools. But most go undiagnosed. A parent of a child with special needs, Girard Sagmiller, interviews occupational therapist Lisa Berry, who helps teach what sensory integration is, how to spot it, when and how it can interfere with learning, what you can do at home and school to help an affected child, and provides general tips and activities for sensory integration therapy
Call#: WS 340 .B4592 2007

It Takes Two To Talk
126 min; DVD
Hanen Centre, 2006
Includes video examples of children at each stage of early language development, from those who communicate non-verbally to those who have begun to use short sentences. Presents the accounts of two mothers of children with language delays and their participation in The Hanen Program for Parents.
Call#: LB 1139 .L3 I88 2006

Just Being Kids: Supports And Services For Infants And Toddlers And Their Families In Everyday Routines, Activities, And Places
50 min; DVD & online
Facilitator’s guide by Larry Edelman. Produced by Early Childhood Connections for Infants, Toddlers & Families, Colorado Department of Education and ENRICH Outreach, JFK Partners.
Western Media Products, 2001
Presents six stories that demonstrate recommended practices, as a therapist or early childhood specialist works collaboratively with a family to achieve meaningful goals for their child in everyday activities and places.
All six stories can be watched online for EI Credit (0.75 hrs) at Results Matter Video Library: Just Being Kids.
Call#: WS 350.6 .J96sud 2001

Managing and Supporting Young Children with Angry and Aggressive Behavior
60 min; DVD (APPLES Magazine #122).
Western Illinois University, 2003
This program focuses on the origins of the child with angry/aggressive behaviors, what factors contribute to their behavior, interventions which focus on handling the angry/aggressive outbursts, and suggestions for teaching children to manage their own behavior.
Call#: WS 105.5 .E5 M266f 2003

Measuring Success In Treatment For Autism
22 min; DVD. Release of an episode of Friday Night Special ABC News originally broadcast February 28, 2005.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2006
Brings viewers up to date on two boys profiled on an ABC News special, Autism and applied behavioral analysis. Explores the financial expense of ABA therapy, the benefits, and the frustrations with the limited success.
Call#: WM 203.5 .M484 2006

Medicated Child
60 min; DVD (Frontline program)
PBS Home Video, 2008. Closed captioned.
This “Frontline” program examines the controversial mental diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The program highlights a study of four families, ADHD drugs, the diagnosis of ADHD, and more.
Call#: WS 350.8 .A8 M489 2001

More 1-2-3 Magic: Encouraging Good Behavior, Independence And Self-esteem
120 min; DVD
Child Management, Inc., 2004
Dr. Thomas Phelan explains how to get children to do the good things you want them to do, such as getting up and out in the morning, eating, going to bed, and picking up after themselves. The tape teaches strategies for encouraging your children’s independence and healthy self-esteem.
Call#: HQ 770.4 .M836p 2000

Overview of Cochlear Implants and A Personal Perspective
60 min; DVD (Apples Video Magazine #107)
Western Illinois University, 2001
This video contains a brief review of the cochlear implant and how it works, as well as a description of the different companies and devices
Call#: WV 274 .O947 2001

Planning, Preparing and Partnerships
30 min; DVD (Apples Video Magazine #170)
Western Illinois University, 2010
Engaging all children in a general education classroom does not occur by accident. Improving opportunities and outcomes for all children requires planning. Gain insight into the planning that leads to successful teaching and learning. You can watch this video online at the Apples Video Magazine YouTube Channel.
Call#: HQ 759 .P6933 2010

Ready to Learn
30 min; DVD
Parents’ Action for Children, 2005. (I am your child video series).
The hosts show parents and caregivers how to promote literacy and language skills through everyday activities like talking, reading, singing, and playing. The video is divided into three sections focusing on: birth-18 months, 18-36 months, and 3-5 years.
Call#: LB 1139.35 .P37 R287dvd 2005

Sensory-Based Motor Disorders
75 min; DVD
PESI, 2016
This workshop explains the two types of sensory based motor disorders and presents direct intervention techniques and strategies. Presentation slides are available.
Call#: WS 340 .Se597 2016

Tools of Inclusion: Assistive Technology for Young Children
30 min; DVD (Apples Video Magazine #153).
Western Illinois University, 2007
This Apples Video Magazine presentation demonstrates how children use assistive technology as a learning and inclusion tool. You can watch this video online at the Apples Video Magazine YouTube Channel.
Call#: HV1569.5 .T671 2007

Using Visual And Behavioral Cues In The Home
110 min; DVD
Behavioral Services and Products, 2002
Behavior specialist, Dr. Robin Allen, provides parents, professionals and other caregivers with practical visual and behavioral strategies to enhance communication, prevent disruptive behaviors and increase their child’s independence in performing daily life skills. Includes a demonstration on how to make visual cues and provides resources for other supportive information and products.
Call#: WM 203.5 .U85dvd 2002

Visual Supports and Other Strategies for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
30 min; DVD. (Apples Video Magazine #156)
Western Illinois University, 2007
The implementation of visual supports can significantly improve a child’s independence, interaction with others and participation in the early childhood years. This program will address the use of schedules, mini-schedules, calendars, transition tools, choice boards, social stories and picture cues to enhance communication and structure the learning environment. You can watch this video online at the Apples Video Magazine YouTube Channel.
Call#: WM 203.5 .V834h 2007