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Big Body Play: Why Boisterous, Vigorous, and Very Physical Play is Essential to Children’s Development and Learning
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.
Call#: GV 452 .C1973 2011
Child-Centered Practices for the Courtroom and Community: a Guide to Working Effectively with Young Children and Their Families in the Child Welfare System
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.
Call#: HV 741 .K389 2011
Emotional and Behavioral Problems of Young Children : Effective Interventions in the Preschool and Kindergarten Years
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. This volume contains over 30 reproducible parent handouts and other clinical tools.
Call#: WS 350.6 .G491e 2003
Enhancing Early Attachments : Theory, Research, Intervention, and Policy
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
Call#: WS 105 .B515 2005
Evidence-Based Practice in Infant and Early Childhood Psychology
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.
Call#: BF 719 .E95 2009
Evidence-Based Practice in the Early Childhood Field
This 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.
Call#: HQ 772 .E94b 2006
Supporting Families of Children with Developmental Disabilities : Evidence-Based and Emerging Practices
This book provides a comprehensive review of the empirical evidence on interventions for families of individuals – ranging from post-preschool age to adulthood – with developmental disabilities.
Call#: HV 1570.5 .U6 W35 2016
The Handbook for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders
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.
Call#: WL 340.2 .D659 2007
Videos and Media
Practical strategies for teaching social emotional skills
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.
Call#: BF 723 S62 P898 2007
APTA is a national individual membership professional organization seeking to advance physical therapy practice, education, research, and awareness.
ASHA is a professional association for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. This site contains numerous resources, including topic-specific guides, continuing education opportunities, ASHA publications, articles, an online store, and the latest research. ASHA Special Interest Groups were created to promote specific professional interests among members, develop communication and networking in diverse professional settings, identify and convey concerns and needs to the Association’s governance, and assist in policy formation.
The CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
The Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center houses important information for Head Start programs, providers, and families, along with high-quality general early childhood information.
Transforming a pediatric practice to the medical home model of care can be a complicated process. These instructional videos from the former National Center for Medical Home Implementation makes that transformation less complicated.
NIH, the nation’s medical research agency, provides health information, grants, research, and training along with housing 29 institutes and centers in order to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability
This is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
This site provides resources for families and caregivers of children birth to age three.
Early Identification of and Intervention for Infants and Toddlers Who Are at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder
For young children with autism spectrum disorder, research indicates that intervention provided before age 3 has a much greater impact than intervention provided after age 5. This is consistent with early intervention research with other populations.
Coaching in Early Childhood (2006)
This page 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.
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) (2010)
Family Tools like Teaching Your Child to Become Independent with Daily Routines; Make the most of Playtime; Practical Strategies for Teachers and Families
Illinois Early Learning Project (2022)
Every child is unique, but some children face extra physical or learning challenges. Parents often have questions about sources of information and support. This Q & A 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.
CONNECT Modules (2009)
This handout can be used to plan how embedded interventions will be implemented at home or in a program. Family and practitioners can document details such as times, activities, adults involved, and descriptions of the embedded interventions and post the form as a daily reminder.
CONNECT Modules (2009)
This handout is for learners to see examples of assistive technology adaptations of existing toys, learning materials, or other everyday items.
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)
Center for Early Learning Literacy (CELL) (2010)
Practice Guides with adaptations give ideas on how to make literacy learning activities accessible for young children with disabilities.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (2015)
This free, 7-module resource was developed to foster an understanding of the importance of early language acquisition that supports robust linguistic competence and conceptual development in children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) (2008)
Agreed Upon Practices for Providing Early Intervention Services in Natural Environments
PACER Center (2011)
This PDF guide shows how using simple assistive technology (AT) can help children with disabilities from birth to age 3.