Alphabet Kids: From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome: A Guide to Developmental, Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders for Parents and Professionals. Robbie Woliver, 2010. Book. (200.8 W861 2010 ECI)
This book serves as a resource and guide for parents as they journey through the muddle of symptoms and possible diagnoses for their children. There is an extensive symptom list in each chapter. This text is not a medical text but rather gives parents a place to begin when speaking with medical experts.
Battelle Developmental Inventory (BDI-2), 2nd ed. - KT0082
Kit 2007 Professional
The Battelle Developmental Inventory (BDI-2) is a standardized, individually administered assessment battery of key developmental skills in children from birth to eight years. It is primarily designed for use by infant, preschool, and primary teachers as well as by special educators, speech pathologists, psychologists, adaptive physical education specialists, and clinical diagnosticians. The BDI-2 consists of test items grouped into five domains: personal/social; adaptive; motor; communication; and cognitive. This kit contains a paper record form, student workbook, Screening Record form, and training manual. This kit is for training purposes only.
Beginnings of Life: Newborn Development (closed captioned) - DD0504
DVD 42 min. 2011 Adult
This program follows the many physical, cognitive, and social changes that newborns experience during early infancy. It shows how professionals use the Apgar test to assess a newborn’s health and the significance of the first interaction between parent and newborn. It also discusses the importance of sleep and nutrition.
Bilingual Language Development and Disorders in Spanish-English Speakers, 2nd ed. Brian Goldstein, 2011. Book. (535 B595 2011 ECI)
This book is intended to bridge the gap between research and practice by summarizing what is known about language development and disorders in Spanish-English bilingual children and relating it to implications for assessment and intervention.
The Brain: Developing Memory In Developing Brains Birth To Five Years (closed captioned) - DD0470
DVD 21 min 2010 Adult
Viewers will discover how the basic workings of the brain influence our memory and what can be done to encourage healthy brain development in children. This program presents practical approaches parents and caregivers can take to promote learning.
The Brain: Activity, Sleep and Boredom (closed captioned) - DD0471
DVD 20 min. 2011 Senior High - Adult
This program explains why physical activity is important for the development of children’s brains. It briefly explains the stages of play and their meaning. The stages of sleep are also explained. Parents are urged to foster constructive boredom such as naps, quite time, and free play.
The Brain: Pattern, Structure and Novelty - DD0472
DVD 21 min. 2011 Senior High - Adult
Human brains are wired to perceive patterns and structure in the world. Viewers will discover how to give young children the structure that they need to set up a strong foundation for learning, and how to add new activities and ideas in ways that nurture their hunger for learning.
Children with Disabilities. (200.8 C536 2012 ECI)
The Spring 2012 (vol. 22 no. 1) issue of The Future of Children explores childhood disability -- its prevalence, nature, treatment, and consequences. Includes: Policy Brief - The SSI Program for Children: Time for Change? by Ron Haskins; Children with Disabilities: Introducing the Issue by Janet Currie and Robert Kahn; The Changing Landscape of Disability in Childhood by Neal Halfon, Amy Houtrow, Kandyce Larson, and Paul W. Newacheck; Childhood Health: Trends and Consequences over the Life Course by Liam Delaney and James P. Smith; The Economic Costs of Childhood Disability by Mark Stabile and Sara Allin; Disability and the Education System by Laudan Aron and Pamela Loprest; Health Insurance and Children with Disabilities by Peter G. Szilagyi; How Can Quality Improvement Enhance the Lives of Children with Disabilities? by James M. Perrin; Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Disability by Paul H. Wise; Prevention of Disability in Children: Elevating the Role of Environment by Stephen A. Rauch and Bruce P. Lanphear; Appendix 1: Key Data Sets for Children with Disabilities; Appendix 2: Selected Federal Programs Serving Children with Disabilities; and Appendix 3: Main References on the Economic Costs of Childhood Disability.
Children with Hearing Loss: Developing Listening and Talking Birth to Six, 2nd ed. Elizabeth Bingham Cole and Carol Ann Flexer, 2011. Book. (219.2 C689c 2011 ECI)
This book is dedicated to training professionals to work knowledgeably and skillfully with infants and young children who have hearing loss and their families. Neurological development and discussions of ear anatomy and physiology, pathologies that cause hearing loss, audiologic testing of infants and children, and amplification technologies are all discussed in the first section. The second section focuses on intervention; listening, talking and communicating through the utilization of a developmental and preventative model.
Common Childhood Illnesses: Diagnosis And Treatment (closed captioned) - DD0467
DVD 28 min. 2008 Adult
Drawing upon the knowledge and insights of two pediatricians, a pediatric nurse, and parents, this program will show viewers how to identify and deal with those common childhood illnesses and reduce the likelihood of future re-infection.
Cultural Reciprocity in Special Education: Building Family-Professional Relationships. Beth Harry and Maya Kalyanpur, 2012. Book. (275 K14 2012 ECI)
This book provides explicit training on working effectively with all families, no matter how diverse. It explains the concept of cultural reciprocity, which involves examining the provider's own values, learning to respect each other's differences, and collaborating to benefit the children.
Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: A Guide for Working with Children and Their Families, 4th ed. Eleanor W. Lynch and Marci J. Hanson, 2011. Book. (275 L987d 2011 ECI)
This book offers practical advice for working with children and families of diverse heritage. With insight from their own racial, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds, the chapter authors contribute wisdom about the influence of different cultures on people’s beliefs, values, and behaviors. Their knowledge helps professionals learn how to embrace diversity in intervention services and foster respectful and effective interactions with people of many cultures.
Developmentally Appropriate Practice: A Focus on Intentionality and on Play Video Program - DD0469
DVD 177 min 2009 Professional
This DVD disc is meant to be played on a computer with a DVD drive. It contains two programs. Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) and Intentionality addresses ways in which teachers intentionally use a variety of learning formats and teaching strategies to support children’s learning. DAP and Play focuses on the characteristics and types of play and the teacher’s role in supporting high-level play.
Down Syndrome Parenting 101: Must-Have Advice for Making Your Life Easier. Natalie Hale, 2011. Book. (226.11 H163 2011 ECI )
This book offers advice on everything from celebrating a child's unique personality and seeing him for who he is to insisting he finish his chores and ensuring he can become his own person as an adult. The author leads readers through every stage of growing up and lends support to parents, encouraging them rather than making them feel inadequate in the journey before them.
Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, 9th ed. Benjamin Spock and Robert Needlman, 2012. Book. (515 S762 2012 ECI)
This is a newly revised edition of the classic Dr. Spock comprehensive book on raising children. It first discusses child behavior by age. It then has special sections on feeding and nutrition. health and safety, raising mentally healthy children, common developmental and behavioral challenges, and finally issues in learning and school.
Dual Language Development and Disorders: A Handbook on Bilingualism and Second Language Learning, 2nd ed. Fred Genesee, Johanne Paradis, and Martha B. Crago, 2010. Book. (535 G327 2010 ECI)
For professionals working with children who are bilingual or learning a second language during early childhood, it can be difficult to determine whether typical language development or a disorder is present. This comprehensive resource on bilingual and second language acquisition can help. The book dispels many myths about dual language development.
Early Intervention in Action: Working Across Disciplines to Support Infants with Multiple Disabilities and Their Families (closed captioned) - CR0044
CD-ROM 2009 Professional
This interactive textbook with video clips covers working with families, home visiting approaches, early communication development, sensory processing, motor development and physical disabilities, visual impairment and hearing loss. It also covers infusing interdisciplinary intervention with the daily routine.
Early Childhood Intervention: Shaping the Future for Children with Special Needs and Their Families. Christina Groark and Steven Eidelman, 2011. Book. (325 G873 2011 ECI volumes 1, 2 & 3)
Volume one of this three volume set is titled, Contemporary Policy and Practices Landscape. It discusses historical perspectives; key national and state policy implementation issues; international policies and programs; reflections on early identification; professional development; trends in American families; program evaluation and cost-effectiveness. Volume two is titled, Proven and Promising Practices. It discusses IDEA Part C; special education; Head Start and Early Head Start; assessment systems; sensory processing; teaching English-language learners; mental health in early childhood; children with social or behavioral challenges or developmental disabilities, visual impairment, hearing loss, or severe disabilities; and early literacy in reading and mathematics. Volume three titled, Emerging Trends in Research and Practice. It discusses families from diverse cultures; responses to intervention; data-driven decision-making; transition to kindergarten; uses of technology; evidence-based practice; professional development; and crossing systems in service delivery.
Educating Deaf Students: From Research to Practice. Marc Marschark, Harry G. Lang, and John A. Albertini, 2002. Book. (219.21 M363e 2002 ECI)
This book offers an evaluation of the research literature on the needs and strengths of children who are deaf and the methods that have been used both successfully and unsuccessfully to teach them.
Evidence-Based Practice in Educating Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students. Patricia Elizabeth Spencer and Marc Marschark, 2010. Book. (219.21 S745 2010 ECI)
This book clarifies and summarizes research on enhancing the success of educational practice with students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. The book will help parents and teachers make decisions about the best types of support for these children using an evidence-based approach.
Family Violence: Impact on Children for Educators and Caregivers - D0493
DVD 19 min. 2011 Adult
This program features Dr. Harvey Karp and other experts and practitioners. Family members who have been affected by domestic violence are also interviewed. The program awakens the viewer to take action in order to prevent physical and psychological injury to innocent children.
Fragile Beginnings: Discoveries and Triumphs in the Newborn ICU. Adam Wolfberg, 2012. Book. (242.2 W855 2012 ECI)
The author of this book is a physician and father to a child born weighing under two pounds. He describes his daughter’s birth at six months into the pregnancy. With the knowledge that their daughter could be severely impaired for life, the parents consider whether to take the baby off life-support. As they make decisions about life-saving care in the first hours of a premature infant’s life, doctors and parents must grapple with profound ethical and scientific questions: Who should be saved? How aggressively should doctors try to salvage the life of a premature baby, who may be severely neurologically and physically impaired? What will that child’s quality of life be like after millions of dollars are spent saving him or her? These big questions are considered in the context of one father’s story.
Growing Up With Spina Bifida - DD0466
DVD 46 min. 2010 Adult
This DVD, produced by Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, follows the lives of children who have spina bifida. The medical, physical, intellectual, and social aspects of spina bifida are discussed.
How Deaf Children Learn: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know. Marc Marschark and Peter C. Hauser, 2012. Book. (219.21 M363 2012 ECI)
This book presents an introduction to children who are deaf and discusses the implications of hearing and not hearing on language and communication. It discusses the role of family and peers to provide the foundations of learning. It also examines cognition, learning, memory, problem solving, knowledge, reading and doing math.
How to Listen So Parents Will Talk and Talk So Parents Will Listen. John Sommers-Flanagan and Rita Sommers-Flanagan, 2011. Book. (264 S697 2011 ECI)
This book is aimed at counselors who help parents with their common parenting struggles. It features many specific interventions and methods for helping parents implement developmentally appropriate and scientifically supported strategies for building healthy parent-child relationships. Case studies are included.
Infant/Child Mental Health, Early Intervention, and Relationship-Based Therapies: A Neurorelational Framework for Interdisciplinary Practice. Connie Lillas and Janiece Turnbull, 2009. Book. (266.5 L729 2009 ECI)
This book uses a neurorelational framework to reconcile theory, clinical observations, and research for use with infants, young children, and their families. The book goes into great detail about the different brain systems: the regulation system, the sensory system, the relevance system, and the executive system. It will help professionals integrate their understanding of the body, the mind, and relationships.
In Harm’s Way: Traumatic Brain Injury in Young Children: Brain Injury Awareness for Head Start Providers - DD0507
DVD 39 min. 2009 Adult
Viewers will learn about the definition, causes and incidence of traumatic brain injury in young children; the importance of early identification and effects of delayed diagnosis; shaken baby syndrome; common signs and symptoms and the prevention of traumatic brain injuries.
An Integrated Play-Based Curriculum for Young Children. Olivia N. Saracho, 2012. Book. (655.2 S243 2012 ECI)
Through play, young children become active learners. This book explores how play fits into various curriculum areas and helps teachers create an early childhood curriculum that is both developmentally and culturally appropriate for all children.
Intercultural Communication: A Critical Introduction. Ingrid Piller, 2011. Book. (275 P641 2011 ECI)
This book provides an overview of the field of intercultural communication. It discusses the importance of language and culture in a global marketplace. It highlights the use and prestige of different languages and language varieties as well as the varying access that speakers have to them. It includes case studies from around the world.
Kids with Down Syndrome: Staying Healthy and Making Friends - DD0483
DVD 120 min. 2008 Adult
This program brings together parents and professionals to give a guide to the years when kids learn to walk to just before adolescence. Along with the joys of childhood come the everyday challenges of parenthood, such as toilet training and behavior issues, and the demands of caring for a child with special needs, including IEP preparation and working with health care professionals. Children with Down syndrome may also have medical concerns that require close attention, such as sleep apnea and issues related to hearing, nutrition, and exercise.
Language is the Key: Talking and Books; Talking and Play - DD0506
2 DVDs 44 min. 2006 Adult
These DVDs address the needs of professionals and paraprofessionals who work with young children with language disorders. They are particularly helpful for programs that serve children from linguistic minority backgrounds and their families. The program and strategies are also appropriate for teachers and parents of children who are typically developing (2-4 age range). Talking & Books shows how to use picture books to promote language development and early literacy. It teaches dialogic reading strategies. Talking & Play shows how to promote language and literacy when children are engaged in play or everyday activities. The program reinforces the dialogic reading strategies taught in Talking & Books and helps trainees transfer the strategies to different settings.
Literacy and Your Deaf Child: What Every Parent Should Know. David Alan Stewart and Bryan R. Clarke, 2003. Book. (219.21 S849 2003 ECI)
This book is aimed at helping parents provide the means for their child who is deaf or hard-of-hearing to become a proficient reader and writer. It will assist parents decide about hearing aids, cochlear implants, speechreading, and sign communication. In addition, they will learn how to create environments at home and in their community that foster greater literacy.
My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities. Yantra Bertelli, Jennifer Silverman, and Sarah Talbot, 2009. Book. (322.1 M995 2009 ECI)
This book is a collection of short stories about life with children who have disabilities. It tells the truth about the struggles and rewards of parenting children with special needs.
My Friend Has ADHD. Amanda Doering Tourville, 2010. Book. (805.1 T733 2010 ECI)
My friend Robby has a disability called ADHD. But that doesn't matter to us. We play basketball, tell jokes, go canoeing, and help each other with our homework. I'm glad Robby is my friend!
My Friend Has Autism. Amanda Doering Tourville and Kristin Sorra, 2010. Book. (805.1 T733m 2010 ECI)
My friend Zack has a disability called autism. But that doesn't matter to us. We talk about airplanes, build models, and enjoy hanging out together. I'm glad Zack is my friend!
The New Voices, Nuevas Voces Guide to Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in Early Childhood. Dina Carmela Castro, Betsy Ayankoya and Christina Kasprzak, 2011. Book. (275 C355n 2011 ECI)
This book is a professional development course written to provide in-depth practical guidance for early childhood program staff to learn how to be culturally aware. It has five modules and will assist staff in working effectively with diverse children and their families.
Percy Gets Upset. Stuart J. Murphy and Tim Jones, ill., 2011. Book. (805.1 M978 2011 ECI)
Mommy and Daddy help their son calm down and feel better when situations during the day make him angry.
Preemies: The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies, 2nd ed. Dana Wechsler Linden, Emma Trenti Paroli, and Mia Wechsler Doron, 2010. Book. (242.1 L744 2010 ECI)
This is a comprehensive guide for parents of babies who are born prematurely. It is written by two mothers of preemies and a neonatalogist. It includes information on prevention of premature birth, the heath of twins, what to expect in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, when the baby can come home, breastfeeding, and guidance about the possible future development of premature babies.
Preschooler Observation: Cognitive Development - DD0498
DVD 26 min. 2012 Professional
This detailed observation of preschoolers shows them engaged in activities that exemplify the extraordinary mental advancements that children make at this age. Viewers also witness the natural activities children are drawn to which help their cognitive development and learn strategies to encourage these activities.
Preschooler Observation Language and Literacy Development - DD0497
DVD 23 min. 2012 Adult
This detailed observation of preschoolers shows them engaged in activities that exemplify the extraordinary advancements in language and literacy that children make at this age. Viewers also see the natural activities children are drawn to which foster development and strategies to encourage these activities.
Preschooler Observation Physical and Motor Development - DD0495
DVD 21 min. 2012 Adult, Professional
This detailed observation of preschoolers shows them engaged in activities that exemplify the extraordinary physical advancements that children make at this age. Viewers also see the natural activities children are drawn to which help their physical development and strategies to encourage these activities. This program includes 16 live-action clips.
Preschooler: Observation Social and Emotional Development - DD0496
DVD 23 min. 2012 Adult
Viewers will learn the skill set that makes up social and emotional development; the value of encouraging creativity and risk taking; activities that foster initiative and positive self-esteem; how culture and gender affect development; levels of social participation; examples of pro-social and antisocial behaviors and ways caregivers can help children develop these skills.
Race & Family: A Structural Approach. Roberta L. Coles, 2006. Book. (275 C693 2006 ECI)
This book illustrates overarching structural factors affecting all families as opposed to examining each ethnicity in isolation. By focusing on various structural factors such as demographic, economic, and historical aspects, this book analyzes various family trends in a cross-cutting manner to illuminate the similarities and distinctions among all racial and ethnic groups.
Raising Kids Who Care: About Themselves, about Their World, about Each Other, Rev. ed. Kathleen O. Chesto, 2003. Book. (515 C525 2003 ECI)
In this book the author addresses the common behavioral problems parents face in molding character in children. She demonstrates with examples from experience how to lead a child through sibling rivalry, how to deal with lying, what to do about crises of divorce, sex, and latchkey situations. This revised edition also discusses the tragedy of 9/11.
Relationship-Centered Practices in Early Childhood: Working with Families, Infants & Young Children at Risk. Gail L. Ensher and David A. Clark, 2011. Book. (555.5 E59r 2011 ECI)
Strong working relationships with diverse families and children are the foundation of successful early intervention. This essential guidebook gives practical ways to build these relationships. It discusses family diversity, how to enhance current models for early intervention in natural environments, how to empower families to sustain care, and ways to improve communication and teamwork.
Rules, Rituals And Routines (closed captioned) - DD0500
DVD 55 min. 2010 Adult
Dr. Thomas Knestrict recommends that parents follow three steps to achieve effective and meaningful behavior management of their children. He recommends that parents institute rules, establish predictable routines, and maintain family rituals. Rules should be based on a family’s values and should be clear and consistently reinforced. A routine is defined as something that is done at the same time in the same way every day. Rituals are routines with meaning that connect family members together.
The Shape of the Eye: Down Syndrome, Family, and the Stories We Inherit. George Estreich, 2011. Book. (226.11 E82 2011 ECI)
Writer George Estreich describes how raising a child with Down syndrome impacted everything else in his life, including his approach to writing and the way he now perceives other events in his own life and in the lives of his family members.
Skilled Dialogue: Strategies for Responding to Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood, 2nd ed. Isaura Barrera Lucinda Kramer, and Dianne T. Macpherson, 2012. Book. (275 B272 2012 ECI)
This book describes a model for interactions that honors the cultural and linguistic diversity encountered by early childhood practitioners. This edition incorporates feedback from seasoned “skilled dialogue” users. It discusses culture and cultural linguistic diversity; explains dialogue across culturally linguistically based differences; and presents a method for collaborative and culturally inclusive assessment and instruction of young children.
SMILE for Young Children: A Program for Improving Communication Skills in English and Spanish, 2nd ed. Scott Prath, 2012. Book. (535 P912s 2012 ECI).
This book was developed for families and speech-language pathologists who work with English- and Spanish-speaking families enrolled in early childhood intervention programs in Texas. SMILE is an acronym for five strategies (sign, model, imitate, label, and expand). These strategies have been found to improve communication skills in infants and toddlers. Basic information on speech and language development as well as guidelines for interventionists is included.
Social and Emotional Development: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings. Dave Riley, 2008. Book. (540 R573 2008 ECI)
This book shows how to help children form strong attachments with adults. It discusses the importance of peer relationships and how to help children learn to take turns, develop empathy, and act unselfishly. It also describes the three forms of self-regulation: controlling impulsive behavior, developing problem-solving skills, and learning to regulate emotions.
Supporting Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education (closed captioned) - DD0502
DVD 106 min. 2011 Professional
This DVD contains 4 sections that cover issues professionals will encounter as they work with culturally and linguistically diverse children and families. Plan Activities and Routines That Reflect the Diversity of Children in the Class (144 min.): Educators work together to embed children's home languages in everyday routines. Partner with Families to Support Dual Language Learning (30 min.): Viewers see first-hand how bilingual parents support children's dual language development at home. Conduct culturally responsive early intervention: Four culturally and linguistically diverse early interventionists share their experiences working with families of different backgrounds and give viewers practical guidance on helping families promote early language development. Collaborate with interpreters: Viewers learn the characteristics of effective interpreters and how teachers and interventionists can partner with them. Printable forms can be accessed on the DVD by double clicking on the DVD icon CLD.pdf in the printable forms folder.
Supporting Infants, Toddlers, and Families Impacted by Caregiver Mental Health Problems, Substance Abuse, and Trauma: A Community Action Guide. Beth Maschinot and Julie Cohen, 2012. Book. (271.5 M396 2012 ECI)
This guide discusses the importance of the environment on a child between birth and age 5. It explains threats to resilience and ways to promote resilience in children. It describes how to create community coalitions to assist children and parents at risk.
Supportive Adult-Child Interactions (English/Spanish closed captioned) - DD0494
DVD 53 min. 2011 Professional
Viewers will learn how to create a climate of trust for infants and toddlers, form partnerships with children, and support children's intentions. Details on establishing program policies that promote continuity of care are provided. Several extended unnarrated scenes from HighScope programs illustrate strategies for developing supportive interactions with young children.
Taking Down Syndrome to School. Jenna Glatzer, 2002. Book. (805.1 G552t 2002 ECI)
A young boy describes what it is like to have Down syndrome, what special help he needs to do well in school, and how to be his friend.
What If All The Kids Are White?: Anti-Bias Multicultural Education With Young Children And Families, 2nd ed. Louise Derman-Sparks and Patricia G. Ramsey, 2011. Book. (275 D435w 2011 ECI)
This book proposes seven learning themes to help young white children resist messages of racism and build identity and skills for thriving in a country and world filled with diverse ways of being. It includes teaching strategies for early childhood settings, activities for families and staff, and reflection questions.
White Teacher. Vivian Gussin Paley, 2000. Book. (275 P158 2000 ECI)
This is a personal account of a teacher's experiences teaching kindergarten in an integrated school within a predominantly white, middle-class neighborhood. It demonstrates how teachers and students learn about their own and other cultural identities and confront their perceptions of race.
Wonder Year: 1st Year Development and Shaping the Brain - DD0499
DVD 67 min. 2008 Professional
This documentary film, made in England, helps viewers understand the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development in the first year of life. It follows a baby named Orson through his first twelve months. A narrator comments on the importance behind seemingly simple, everyday events as the baby's brain develops.
Your Child's Hearing Loss: A Guide for Parents, 2nd ed. Debby Waldman and Jackson Roush, 2010. Book. (219.23 W164 2010 ECI)
This book provides the reader with important technical details about hearing loss in children, interwoven with powerful stories from the heart. It discusses assessment, hearing aids, cochlear implants, life with hearing loss, advocating for the child and helping the child learn.