Active Start: A Statement of Physical Activity Guidelines for Children from Birth to Age 5, 2nd ed. National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 2009. Book. (545 N277a 2009 ECI)
The position statement and guidelines found in this document reflect the consensus of specialists in motor development, movement, and exercise physiology regarding young children's physical activity needs during their first years of life.
Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior, 2nd ed. Lynn E. McClannahan and Patricia J. Krantz, 2010. Book. (203.6 M126 2010 ECI)
In this book, parents and professionals will find detailed instructions and examples to help them assess a child’s readiness to use activity schedules; prepare an activity schedule; understand graduated guidance; monitor progress; expand social skills; and progress to written schedules.
ADHD, ADD & ODD - DD0384
DVD 47 min. 2006 Adults
Dr. James Kagan offers insights and positive strategies for resource parents coping with kids diagnosed with ADHD, ADD or ODD. He discusses symptoms, diagnosis, medication, power struggles, and keeping a positive attitude.
Age Appropriate Play Volume 1: The First 12 Months - DD0443 (English) DD0446 (Spanish)
DVD color 24 min. 2002 Senior High – Adult
This program teaches age-appropriate activities that stimulate gross and fine motor skills, language skills, socialization, and problem solving. Examples of fun activities for each developmental milestone are provided along with information on how to make toys and play spaces safe. This DVD gives tips on how to create play opportunities that foster bonding and self awareness.
Age Appropriate Play Volume 2: Twelve to Twenty Four Months - DD0444 (English) DD0447 (Spanish)
DVD color 17 min. 2002 Senior High - Adult
This program teaches age-appropriate activities that stimulate gross and fine motor skills, language skills, socialization, and problem solving. It teaches fun toddler activities that nurture language, imagination, exploration, and sensory development.
Age Appropriate Play Volume 3: Two and Three Year-Olds - DD0445 (English) DD0448 (Spanish)
DVD color 15 min. 2002 Senior High - Adult
This DVD shows how fine motor skills, language skills, and positive social behavior can be enhanced through art and play.
The Anti-Romantic Child: A Mother’s Story of Loss, Literature, and Unexpected Joy. Priscilla Gilman, 2011. Book. (226.5 G487a 2011 ECI)
A mother describes her journey from secret disappointment to total acceptance of her child with special needs. She shows how life can flourish when one accepts the unexpected and how events and situations perceived as setbacks can actually serve to enrich us.
Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns, 2nd ed. Brenda Smith Myles and Jack Southwick, 2005. Book. (203.5 M997a 2005 ECI)
This book explains common characteristics of children with Asperger syndrome that may impact behavior. It discusses the rage cycle and how to prevent these difficult moments. It helps teachers and parents understand how to assess and deal with meltdowns.
ASQ-3 Scoring & Referral - DD0426
DVD color 18 min. 2009 Professional
Viewers first get a brief overview of the ASQ-3 questionnaires and the screening process. Then they'll watch a home visitor guiding a mother as she fills out a questionnaire for an infant and tries the ASQ-3 tasks with her child. Through footage of specific tasks and close-ups of sample questions and scores, ASQ-3 users will discover how to use the revised third edition scoring sheets convert parent responses into point values, compare the results with the cutoff scores, use the ASQ-3 monitoring zone to determine if a child's progress should be monitored in one or more areas, interpret parent responses on the overall section of ASQ-3 and decide if a referral for further assessment is needed.
Assessing Young Children in Inclusive Settings: The Blended Practices Approach. Jennifer Grisham-Brown and Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, 2011. Book. (556.5 A846 2011 ECI)
This book explains how to conduct authentic assessment during children’s natural routines and play activities. It teaches how to use assessment to inform effective program planning; and ensure that practices are aligned with DEC and NAEYC recommendations. It shows how to involve families in the assessment process. It contains classroom examples and practical aids such as checklists.
Assistive Technology for Young Children: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments. Kathleen C. Sadao and Nancy B. Robinson, 2010. (150 S124a 2010 ECI)
This book will help educators assess children's assistive technology (AT) needs; choose from high- and low-tech strategies; use AT to support development of critical skills such as communication, play, literacy, and computer use; embed AT into activity-based intervention; and more. The CD-ROM contains forms, checklists, an AT confidence scale, and case studies.
Attachment Relationships (closed captioned) - DD0404
DVD color 29 min. 2010 Adult
Attachment is the ability to form and maintain healthy relationships. This program follows the journey from prenatal bonding to a baby’s phases of attachment from birth to age two. It explores the theories of John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth and shows examples of how parents and caregivers can foster healthy attachment relationships.
The Autism Sisterhood. Michele C. Brooke, 2010. Book. (203.6 B872a 2010 ECI)
This book is designed to be a starting point for mothers once her child has been diagnosed with autism. It provides simple suggestions for activities that mothers and children can do together to help the child learn. It includes many words of encouragement. Please note that DSHS does not endorse products mentioned in this book but makes this book available for consumer education.
Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children: A Visual Guide - DD0381
DVD 90 min. 2008 Adult, Professional
This DVD contains video clips of children with autism along with clips of children who are developing typically so that viewers can compare them. It presents an overview of issues in detecting ASD in young children, and a review of the three symptom domains of social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors.
Be Your Child’s Best Play Partner - DD0387
DVD 174 min. 2004 Professional
Dr. Richard Solomon presents a workshop based on the DIR theory of Dr. Stanley Greenspan. Parents and their children with autism demonstrate effective play-based interventions such as floor time. Dr. Solomon discusses research on autism and suggests techniques and strategies for home and school. He explains how children with autism perceive their world and compares children on different ranges of the autism spectrum.
Boy in the World - DD0465
DVD 44 min. 2007 Adult, Professional
This documentary follows four-year-old Ronen, a young boy with Down syndrome. It demonstrates that inclusive preschool classrooms benefit both children with special needs and their typical peers. It also examines the nuts and bolts of successful inclusion as well as the challenges of educational practices that help all children to learn and to find their place in the world.
Building a Joyful Life with Your Child Who Has Special Needs. Nancy J. Whiteman and Linda Roan-Yager, 2007. Book. (271.3 W594b 2007 ECI)
This book was written by two mothers of children with special needs. However, it goes beyond simply describing their journey. It gives detailed information about how to maintain a balanced and even joyful life in spite of all the challenges of having a child with special needs. Exercises are included to help readers put the information into practice.
Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic. Peter H.R. Green and Rory Jones, 2010. Book. (210.2 G797c 2010 ECI)
This book describes how celiac disease is properly diagnosed, treated, and managed. The disease is triggered by gluten which damages the lining of the small intestine in susceptible people. It gives tips on how to stay on a gluten-free diet.
Chasing Miracles: The Crowley Family Journey of Strength, Hope, and Joy. John F. Crowley and Ken Kurson, 2010. Book. (241.5 C953c 2010 ECI)
This book presents the story of John Crowley and his family as they deal with the challenges of two children in the family having Pompe disease, a rare genetic disorder.
Come Back Jack - DD0385 (New in DVD)
DVD color 55 min. 1999 Adult
This documentary chronicles the ups and downs of the therapeutic journey of two parents responding to their son's diagnosis of autism. It covers a six-year period. This journey ultimately led them to the Language and Cognitive Development Center in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.
Descubrimientos de la Infancia Desarrollo Cognitivo y del Aprendizaje (Spanish) - DD0425
DVD color 32 min. 2006 Professional
This DVD is the Spanish language version of Discoveries of Infancy: Cognitive Development and Learning (DD0318). It explores the constant quest for knowledge of infants and toddlers. It shows six major kinds of discoveries children make in the first three years of life and offers guidelines on how to support early learning. From birth onwards, infants continually increase their understanding of each of these six discoveries: learning schemes, cause and effect, use of tools, object permanence, understanding space, and imitation.
Development and Discovery - DD0382
DVD 30 min. 2005 Adult, Professional
This DVD presents research on newborn brain development including speed, reaction and pain sensitivity. Methods of assessing the newborn through techniques such as the APGAR scale, random mass spectrometry and the revised Brazelton Neonatal Assessment Scale are shown. Information on newborn reflexes along with information on changes in care of low birth weight, premature and small for date newborns is included.
ECI Teleconference: Brain Development - DD0461 (New in DVD)
DVD color 44 min. 2000 Adult, Professional
This program is the fifth in a series from a June 9, 2000 teleconference in San Antonio. Neil Boris discusses what information on infant brain development means for ECI personnel in the field.
Emma’s Gifts - DD0463
DVD 46 min. 2004 Adult
This documentary film follows the journey of Emma who was born with Down syndrome and her twin sister, Abigale who is a typically developing child. Viewers see the strategies used to include Emma in an inclusive school environment and witness the process of the Individual Education Plan meeting. Bonus features consist of an 8 minute version of the film, a clip of Emma’s speech evaluation, and a presentation from the Standford University Medical School Center for Research and Treatment of Down syndrome.
Essentials of Literacy from 0-7: A Whole-Child Approach to Communication, Language and Literacy. Tina Bruce and Jenny Spratt, 2011. Book. (535 B887 2011 ECI)
This book explains factors involved in the development of communication, language and literacy among young children zero to 7. The authors focus on using nursery rhymes, finger rhymes, action songs, and poetry cards to playfully encourage the development of literacy.
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children, Rev. and updated ed. Ross W. Greene, 2010. Book. (515 G811e 2010 ECI)
Severe noncompliance, temper outbursts, verbal or physical aggression can leave parents feeling very frustrated and overwhelmed. This book helps parents gain confidence and knowledge to handle these situations. It helps parents understand the factors that contribute to a child’s explosions. It helps reduce hostility and antagonism between the child and adults. It helps parents focus less on reward and punishment and more on communication and collaborative problem-solving. It helps the child develop skills to be more flexible and better handle the frustrations in life.
Families, Professionals, and Exceptionality: Positive Outcomes through Partnerships and Trust. Ann P. Turnbull, 2011. Book. (555.5 T942f 2011 ECI)
This book discusses how members of families and professionals in special and general education and related services personnel can form lasting partnerships. Actual case studies are included exemplifying effective practices and principles.
First Year Milestones: A Monthly Guide to Your Baby's Growth Volume 1: Birth to 6 Months (Spanish) - DD0437
DVD color 25 min. 2006 Senior High-Adult
This program demonstrates the physical, emotional, and linguistic milestones of the first six months. It includes corresponding brain development and safety information throughout. Viewers will watch the progression of eight babies reaching many milestones. Parent comments, fun activities, and signs of possible developmental delays complete this program. English also available (DD0128).
First Year Milestones:A Monthly Guide to Your Baby's Growth Volume 2: 7 Months to 12 Months (Spanish) - DD0438
DVD color 25 min. 2006 Adult
This program demonstrates the physical, emotional, and linguistic milestones of months seven through twelve. It includes corresponding brain development and safety information throughout. Viewers will watch the progression of eight babies reaching many milestones. Parent comments, fun activities, and signs of possible developmental delays complete this program. English also available (DD0129).
Flexible, Cauteloso o Bravo (Spanish) - DD0453
DVD color 29 min. 2006 Professional
This DVD is the Spanish language version of Flexible, Fearful or Feisty: The Different Temperaments of Infants and Toddlers (DD0319). It explores the various temperamental styles of infants and toddlers. Nine traits can be grouped into to three styles: flexible, fearful or feisty. Techniques are described for dealing with each of the different temperaments.
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement, 3rd ed. Eliyahu M. Goldratt, 2004. Book. (HD 30.28 G621g 2004 ECI)
This book is written as a fictional novel but teaches management principles and how allowing people to think of new solutions to old problems will change the way business is conducted.
Guidance of Young Children. Marian Marion, 2011. (540 M341g 2011 ECI)
This book is designed to give students a book grounded in solid theory and research. It will help students understand the process of child guidance. This edition includes information on bullying, social and emotional competence, guiding children during routines and transitions, and more.
Guiding Behavior in Young Children: Expert Approaches for Caregivers and Parents (closed captioned) - DD0427
DVD color 30 min. 2011 Adult, Professional
Viewers learn why misbehavior occurs, common reactions by caregivers, ways to stop it, and how to create and enforce a plan to bring about desired behavior.
The Happiest Baby on the Block (English/Spanish) - DD0462
DVD 68 min 2006 Adult
Dr. Harvey Karp regards the first three months of life as the fourth trimester. He discusses the calming reflex of the young infant, how to help young infants sleep and the advantages of swaddling. He also gives parents tips on dealing with colic.
The Happiest Toddler on the Block - DD0410
DVD 69 min. 2006 Adult
Pediatrician Harvey Karp teaches parents how to cope with their toddlers’ challenging behaviors. This program includes tips on how to calm outbursts, stop tantrums before they start, and build loving and respectful relationships with children. The main program lasts 38 minutes. A 31 minute bonus track shows Dr. Karp answering common parent questions.
HELP: Activity Guide. Setsu Furuno, 2005. book. (555.5 P252 2005 ECI)
This guide accompanies the Hawaii Early Learning Profile (HELP) that was developed to fill the need for an instrument that would provide developmental sequences in small incremental steps. It contains suggestions for activities to teach developmental skills.
HELP at Home: Developmental Support and Information Handouts for Families with Infants and Toddlers Birth to Three. Stephanie Parks Warshaw, 2006. Book. (555.5 P252h 2006 ECI)
This binder contains a comprehensive collection of developmental activity sheets for professionals to give to parents of children developing in the birth to 36 month age range. They are written from the child's point of view.
Homespun Remedies: Strategies in the Home and Community for Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Disorders. Dion E. Betts and Nancy J. Patrick, 2006. Book. (203.61 B565 2006 ECI)
This book provides creative, practical strategies for helping children with autism spectrum disorders function effectively at home and in the community. It provides solutions for daily struggles such as bathing, feeding, haircuts, and shopping. The book has four parts, covering home life, community, hygiene, and schools or organizations. Common problem areas are listed alphabetically and provide practical advice for each one.
IDEA Part C Updates. Joan Danaher, Sue Goode and Alex Lazara, 2011. Book. (104.21 D171 2011 ECI)
This is a compilation of information on Part C of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It includes a section on program administration and data; program implementation resources; and program contact information including contacts for each state.
Inclusion: Focus on Toddlers and Pre-K (closed captioned) - DD0391
DVD 35 min. 2009 Professional
Viewers will learn how to create opportunities for all children to interact and enjoy the same activities. From supporting the independence of children with orthopedic impairments to intervening and supporting children through an extreme emotional outburst, the eight engaging, instructive video clips offer a wealth of strategies that meet individual needs and foster interactions and friendships.
Infants: Cognitive Development (closed captioned) - DD0429
DVD color 28 min. 2010 Adult, Professional
Viewers will examine how newborns fit into the sensorimotor stage, tracing cognitive development from simple reflexes to beginnings of thought. Infant intelligence, information processing and memory are explored. Infants are shown progressing from crying, to giggling, to babbling, to their first words. Caregivers are shown using infant-directed speech to foster cognitive development.
Infants: Physical Development (closed captioned) - DD0428
DVD color 30 min. 2010 Adult, Professional
Viewers will learn how a baby’s brain develops and what activities help stimulate healthy brain growth. They will witness the development of reflexes, gross and fine motor skills in typically developing children as well as those with challenging conditions.
Infants: Social and Emotional Development (closed captioned) - DD0430
DVD color 23 min. 2010 Adult, Professional
This program examines the different stages of emotional development and explains how children form attachments. Babies are observed as they begin to distinguish the expressions of others and mimic them. It shows how personality and temperament affect an infant’s social and emotional growth and how caregivers handle various situations.
Inside HELP: Administration and Reference Manual for Using the Hawaii Early Learning Profile As a Birth to Three, Curriculum-Based Assessment. Stephanie Parks, 2006. Book. (555.5 P252i 2006 ECI)
This in-depth, curriculum-based assessment guide helps users meet IDEA Part C regulations for evaluation and assessment. It includes sections on cognitive development, language, gross motor development, fine motor development, social-emotional, and self-help skills.
Is This a Phase: Child Development & Parent Strategies, Birth to 6 Years. Helen F. Neville, 2007. Book. (525 N523 2007 ECI)
This book explains the various phases that children go through and helps parents understand when to be worried and when to be reassured about their child’s behavior. The first part explains typical behavior by age and the second part is an alphabetical reference for dealing with child behavior in daily life.
It’s Not Just Routine: Feeding, Diapering and Napping Infants and Toddlers - DD0408 (New in DVD)
DVD 24 min. 2006 Professional
Child care workers learn how to properly carry out the daily routines of napping, feeding, and diapering. This program explains how these routines are rich in opportunities for learning and one-to-one contact between caregiver and child.
Learning Happens (English/Spanish) - DD0411
DVD color 113 min. 2007 Professional
This DVD features 30 short video clips that that show parents and children, aged birth to 3 years, interacting during playtime and everyday routines. These vignettes capture how learning unfolds through loving interactions with parents and caregivers, and highlights the critical role that adults play in supporting children's healthy development and school readiness. Some of the clips are in Spanish with English subtitles.
Learning Happens II - DD0412
DVD color 29 min. 2010 Professional
This DVD features 25 short video clips that show parents and children, aged birth to 5 years, interacting during playtime and everyday routines. These vignettes capture how learning unfolds through loving interactions with parents, teachers and caregivers. They highlight the critical role that adults play in supporting children's healthy development and school readiness. The clips are provided without commentary or narration.
Learning through Observation - DD0407 (New in DVD)
DVD 65 min. 2003. Professional
This DVD shows five practitioners in the infant and family field interacting with very young children and their families in a range of service settings. These vignettes, each 10 minutes long, are presented without narration so students, teachers, practitioners, and supervisors can learn through observation. Questions and a filmed discussion among three Zero to Three board members follow each vignette.
Multiples More of Everything: Volume 1 Prenatal and Birth - DD0396
DVD color 26 min. 2009 Adult
This DVD teaches parents what to expect from a multiple pregnancy and shows different delivery scenarios through four personal birth stories. Examples of a vaginal birth and a cesarean birth are included.
Multiples More of Everything: Volume 2 Postpartum and Breastfeeding - DD0397
DVD color 29 min. 2009 Adult
This DVD prepares parents for life with multiples from the NICU to the first birthday. It includes information on establishing a routine, taking time for yourself and breastfeeding.
My Brother Charlie. Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Peete, 2010. Book. (271.6 P375m 2010 ECI)
A girl tells what it is like living with her twin brother who has autism and sometimes finds it hard to communicate with words, but who, in most ways, is just like any other boy. It includes a note about autism written by the authors.
Not My Boy!: A Father, a Son, and One Family's Journey with Autism. Rodney Peete and Danelle Morton, 2010. Book. (203.6 P375 2010 ECI)
Using anecdotes and lessons from his own experiences, former football star Rodney Peete imparts essential wisdom for parents everywhere, whether their children have special needs or not, as he writes with striking honesty about learning to overcome his own doubts and expectations of fatherhood to focus on the daily challenges and joys of raising a child.
Observing Kassandra - KT0079
kit 2010 Professional
This new edition of the Transdisciplinary Play-Based assessment (TPBA2) contains a 50 minute DVD of an actual play session to help early childhood professionals practice their observational and note-taking skills, a tablet of blank TPBA2 forms and a CD-ROM with sample completed TPBA2 and TPBI2 forms to use as models for assessment and intervention. A workbook with guidance for professional development is also included. It is intended for use for children from birth to age 6. It assesses sensorimotor, emotional, social, communication and cognition domains.
Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum: Unexpected Lessons We Have Learned. Maureen F. Morrell and Ann Palmer, 2006. Book. (203.6 M873p 2006 ECI)
This book offers personal and practical guidance for parents, especially those whose children are newly diagnosed with autism. It gives a moving account of the challenges the parents faced and the surprising consolations they found along their sons' very different paths in life.
The Parent’s Guide to Speech and Language Problems. Debbie Feit and Heidi M. Feldman, 2007. Book. (219.4 F311p 2007 ECI)
This book combines clinical research with real-world, parent-tested tips for parents of children with speech disorders or language delay. It discusses how to make sure each child gets the best type of therapy, how to adjust to the life of having a child with a disability, and how to deal with schools, insurance companies and other bureaucracy.
Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Proactive Intervention, 2nd ed. Jean L. Blosser and Roberta DePompei, 2003. Book. (203.2 B656p 2003 ECI)
This book focuses on the cognitive-communicative needs of children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury. The book advocates for services to be provided that will reintegrate the family member to home, work, and the community. It includes how to develop treatment plans, Individualized Education Programs, and more.
The Pre-K Promise - DD0450
DVD color 28 min. 2006 Adult
This DVD provides guidance to help parents understand: how preschool programs can benefit young children; what a quality preschool program looks like; what questions to ask when evaluating a preschool; and how to help make quality, affordable preschool programs more widely available.
La Promesa de los Programas Preescolares (Spanish) - DD0451
DVD color 28 min. 2006 Adult
This DVD, hosted by Maria Elena Salinas, is the Spanish language version of the Pre-K Promise (DD0450). It provides guidance to help parents understand: how preschool programs can benefit young children; what a quality preschool program looks like; what questions to ask when evaluating a preschool; and how to help make quality, affordable preschool programs more widely available.
Preschoolers: Cognitive Development (closed captioned) - DD0432
DVD color 24 min. 2008 Adult, Professional
This program delivers an overview of the cognitive development that takes place between the ages of three and five. It shows how to encourage cognitive development and characteristics of preoperational thought. Also covered are areas of language development, how children use symbolic thought and how theory of mind helps preschoolers understand what the mind is and how it works.
Preschoolers: Physical Development (closed captioned) - DD0431
DVD color 21 min. 2008 Adult, Professional
Viewers will learn how gross and fine motor skills are developed in children between the ages of two and five. They will also see the physical milestones that most children reach during this stage. Children are shown participating in activities that foster their physical development. Teachers are provided with strategies to encourage these activities. This DVD examines the importance of good nutrition and the proper amount of sleep. It also shows activity modifications to help children with physical challenges.
Preschoolers: Social and Emotional Development - DD0433
DVD color 23 min. 2008 Adult, Professional
Viewers will learn the skill set that makes up social and emotional development. They will learn the value of encouraging creativity and risk taking; activities that foster initiative and positive self-esteem; how culture and gender affect development; the different levels of social participation; examples of pro-social and antisocial behaviors and ways caregivers can develop those skills.
Promoting Language and Literacy (closed captioned) - DD0405
DVD color 29 min. 2003 Adult, Professional
Caregivers listen and respond to children’s’ communication and discuss the use of signs to enhance communication.
They suggest ways to assist children who may show language delays and whose home language is different than English. They demonstrate sharing books from early infancy through the second year. To prepare for later literacy, caregivers use pictures and photos and introduce materials for scribbling and representation.
Recovering Hope Mothers Speak Out about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - DD0406
DVD color 60 min. 2005 Adult
Eight mothers of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) share their stories. They speak of effective new ways to parent, and how they are recovering. One mother discusses the benefits of early childhood intervention for her child with FASD. The program is divided into short chapters so that it can easily be used in training.
Routines-Based Early Intervention: Supporting Young Children and Their Families. R.A. McWilliam, 2010. Book. (325 M177r 2010 ECI)
This book provides a detailed framework for early intervention that addresses families’ individual needs and helps children participate in daily routines. It includes checklists and forms to ensure high-quality services.
Safety Starts at Home (Spanish) - DD0436
DVD color 40 min. 2003 Senior High - Adult
This DVD has the following chapters: fire safety; burn hazards; choking, suffocation and strangulation hazards; the safe baby; preventing falls; drowning prevention; poison patrol; hazards in the air; and preparing for emergencies.
Seven Steps to Reduce the Risk of SIDS (Spanish) - DD0435
DVD color 14 min. 2006 Senior High - Adult
SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is the leading cause of death for infants under one year of age. This DVD shows how to dramatically lower an infant’s risk using simple, important safety steps. Although SIDS is a frightening subject, this DVD’s positive and compassionate tone will help ease parents’ anxieties by showing them how to give their baby a healthy and happy first year. This program also contains information about breastfeeding with animated illustrations.
Solve Parenting Problems: The Toddler Years - DD0449 (New in DVD)
DVD color 40 min. 2002 Senior High – Adult
A step-by-step tool to help parents handle toddler misbehavior. Developed by Ann Corwin, the SoOoLoVoEo formula (for children ages 1-3) is a flexible problem-solving process that parents can apply to any number of behavioral issues. This DVD shows families using the SoOoLoVoEo formula in three common toddler challenges: temper tantrums, sharing, and toilet learning.
Space to Grow: Creating a Child Care Environment for Infants and Toddlers - DD0409 (New in DVD)
DVD 34 min. 2004 Professional
The environment has a powerful influence on infants and toddlers. Very young children are limited in their ability to move away from an environment or change it to their liking. Child care providers have more control over the space where toddlers and infants are cared for. This program shows qualities to consider when setting up spaces to make them more effective for child care providers and the children in their care.
Substance-Exposed Infants - DD0390
DVD 55 min. 2010 Adult, Professional
This program sheds light on the physical and mental challenges faced by children who were prenatally exposed to illegal substances. It gives an honest view of their long-term prognosis and straightforward advice on nurturing these infants in a way that helps them thrive.
Tiny Titan: A True Story. Ann Yurcek, 2006. Book. (201 Y95t 2006 ECI)
This is the story of a baby born with Noonan syndrome as told by her mother. The family also adopts five siblings with fetal alcohol syndrome. It describes life in a large family with the struggles and joys of caring for children with special needs.
Toddler Behavior and Development (closed captioned) - DD0434
DVD color 60 min. 2009 Adult, Professional
The 16 clips on this DVD highlight daily routines and show how adults tune into the needs of children from ages 18 months to 3 years of age with responsive strategies. It features toddlers at home with parents, in centers, and family child care settings. Each two to five minute non-narrated clip is a brief case study. Discussion questions follow each clip.
Touchpoints: Three to Six: Your Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Development. T. Berry Brazelton and Joshua D. Sparrow, 2001. Book. (540 B827y 2001 ECI)
This book describes important moments in a child’s emotional development, called touchpoints. The first part of the book explains how children develop and helps parents handle behavioral issues with greater sensitivity and empathy. The second part covers important challenges for parents such as adoption, chores, divorce, safety, and much more.
The Visionary Director: A Handbook for Dreaming, Organizing, and Improvising in Your Center. Margie Carter and Debbie Curtis, 2010. Book. (560.1 C324v 2010 ECI)
This book provides a vision of early childhood programs in the 21st century; a synopsis of systems thinking and how it pertains to early childhood programs; real life stories from other directors; examples of how to translate values into innovative practices; and additional resources to make early childhood programs a success.
Welcome to Holland: Resiliency in Families Raising Children with Special Needs (closed captioned) - DD0464
DVD 48 min. 2010 Adult
This program follows the journey of three families who have children with special needs. Two families have a member with Down syndrome. One family has a child with 22Q13 Deletion (Phelan-McDermid) syndrome. Viewers learn how these three families have successfully met the challenges of raising a child with special needs. These resilient families understand the importance of structure and predictability in the home and have learned the value of rules, rituals and routines. These families experience the stress and joys of raising a child with special needs, and not only survive, but thrive.
Working with Families of Young Children with Special Needs. R.A. McWilliam, 2010. Book. (325 M177w 2010 ECI)
This book covers three basic themes: how professionals should treat families of young children with special needs; what professionals should do with families; and how to address family-level needs. Some chapters emphasize philosophy, others emphasize procedures, others planning, and some are related to actual interventions.
Your Premature Baby: Volume 1 Preemie Basics and Medical Care - DD0398 (English) DD0439 (Spanish)
DVD color 26 min. 2008 Adult
This volume is intended to be shown to high-risk pregnant women or to parents who have just had a premature baby. Topics include defining prematurity, preemie appearance and behavior, the neonatal intensive care unit and its equipment and common medical problems.
Your Premature Baby: Volume 2 Interacting With and Feeding Your Preemie - DD0399 (English) DD0440 (Spanish)
DVD color 26 min. 2008 Adult
This DVD educates parents of premature babies about communication and touch cues, interaction, over-stimulation, kangaroo care, feeding, benefits of breastmilk, pumping, and learning to breastfeed. The video also instructs parents on how they can take care of themselves so as to enjoy good emotional and physical health and cope with postpartum depression.
Your Premature Baby: Volume 3 Going Home - DD0400 (English) DD0441 (Spanish)
DVD color 26 min. 2008 Adult
This volume is designed to be shown to parents as their baby nears discharge. Topics include preparing for discharge, gaining confidence, rooming-in, training for baby care, car seat/bed. Parents learn about SIDS, preventing infections, responding to crying, pre-crying signals, feeding, and sleep cycles. Early Development is also covered along with corrected age, physical growth, and ways to promote healthy development. Also covered are possible Long-Term Complications – hearing impairment, vision problems, muscle tone, learning disabilities.
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