New Additions to ECI Collection - 2016

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Addressing Young Children’s Challenging Behaviors. 2013. Book. (LC 4019.3 A227 2013 ECI). 
This book provides strategies that address the needs of young children who exhibit challenging behaviors and are served in inclusive settings. It presents the pyramid model of behavior management. One chapter discusses using visual supports to promote appropriate behavior in young children with autism.  

Amazing Me: It’s Busy Being 3. Julia Cook, 2012.  Book. (WS 103 C771a 2012 ECI).
In this story, an amazing kangaroo named Joey shows all of the amazing things he can do now that he is 3 years old. These amazing things are called developmental milestones. This book shows parents and caregivers what to look for as a child grows and develops. This book is also available in Spanish, Soy maravilloso. 

Assistive Technology for Young Children: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments. Kathleen C. Sadao, 2010. Book. (LC 4019.3 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.

Autism Interventions: Exploring the Spectrum of Autism, 2nd ed. Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, 2014. Book.  (RJ 506 A9 M87 2014).
This book provides the most current assessment and intervention techniques, based on best practice and research, for children on the autism spectrum. It offers holistic, dynamic, and effective intervention strategies, and treatment plans to improve the functioning of individuals with autism. Babies are naturally active and their movements help them explore their environment. They first move involuntarily and then learn to move more independently as their bodies grow stronger. Caregivers can encourage a baby’s muscle development, strength and balance with simple activities done with infants as young as six weeks old.   

Being With Babies: Understanding and Responding to the Infants in Your Care. Beverly Kovach, 2008. Book.  (LC 4019.3 K88b 2008 ECI). 
Each chapter of this book describes an issue that caregivers of infants face every day, then follows the description with scenarios that illustrate the challenge, provides suggested solutions and ends with a review of key points. It is aimed at caregivers of children 6 weeks to 18 months old.Baby Instructions: 

Blending Practices for All Children. 2014. Book. (LC 4019.3 B647 2014 ECI). 
This book provides perspectives on blended practices for all young children served in inclusive settings. It discusses adapting lesson plans for preschoolers, delivering individualized instruction during classroom activities, preparing professionals to support children of diverse abilities, and more.

Baby Instructions: Crawler to Toddler. 66 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0733)
Once they’re mobile, children can’t be held back from exploring and discovering. The question is, what are the best ways to help them? This video guides parents and caregivers in nurturing child development by offering novel opportunities for play and learning. Topics include gross motor development, fine motor development, early reading skills, language development, the auditory system, communication, focusing attention, mirror neurons, cognitive development, crossing midline, sensory processing, brain development, interacting with technology, developing routines, dressing, encouraging play, and feeding.

Baby Instructions: Newborn to Crawler. 61 min. 2010. DVD.(DD0732)
There’s nothing more satisfying than watching a newborn gain awareness and begin to interact with the world. But along with the joy comes plenty of uncertainty and a need for guidance. This video helps parents and caregivers create the best possible environment in which to maximize a baby’s learning potential. Topics include gross motor development, reading a baby’s cues, tummy time, language development, crawling, communication, fine motor development, bonding, visual development, attachment, the auditory system, behavioral states, sensory processing, brain development, infant massage, reflex development, calming an infant, establishing routines, feeding, encouraging play, and dressing.

Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Recent Advances and Innovations in Assessment, Education, and Intervention. 2014. Book. (WS 350.8 P4 C536 2014 ECI)
This comprehensive book about children on the autism spectrum includes sections covering diagnosis, assessment and measurement; evidence-based practices; health and development; and additional topics such as mindful caregiving, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and family intervention.

DEC Recommended Practices: Enhancing Services for Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families. 2015.  Book. (LC 4019.3 D291 2015 ECI). 
This resource provides guidance to families and professionals about the most effective ways to improve learning outcomes and promote development of young children, birth through age 5, who have, or are at-risk for, developmental delays or disabilities. 

Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Curriculum and Development in Early Education, 6th ed. Carol Gestwicki, 2017. (LB 1139 G393 2017 ECI)
This book is designed to help teachers who work with children through the early childhood years as they try to implement the philosophy of developmentally appropriate practice to the children in their care. The ideas found in this book are practical and comprehensive, applicable in the wide variety of private and public settings with the various client populations that early childhood teachers encounter today.

Development in Practice: Activities for Babies with Down Syndrome.77 min.2007.DVD.(DD0716)
This DVD focuses on practical activities to promote development that can be woven into everyday family routines and activities. Section one describes the important elements of development and demonstrates significant behaviors and activities for very young babies. It discusses the principles that can be applied to different areas of development. Section two gives practical advice and activities for supporting the development of skills that may be more difficult for babies with Down syndrome to develop independently. Activities are clearly illustrated by parents and therapists working with young babies with Down syndrome.

Development in Practice: Speech and Language Activities for Preschool Children with Down Syndrome. 76 min. 2007. DVD.(DD0717)
This film explains and demonstrates activities for promoting communication, speech and language development for preschool children with Down syndrome from 18 months to 4 years. It focuses on practical strategies to promote speech and language development that can be woven into everyday play, routines and activities. The film explores techniques to help children with Down syndrome understand the meanings of words, communicate what they know, and develop clear speech. It also looks at ways to help them learn to read words and sentences, and explains how teaching reading benefits their spoken language.

Don’t Hit My Mommy: A Manual for Child-Parent Psychotherapy with Young Children Exposed to Violence and Other Trauma, 2nd ed. Alicia F. Lieberman, 2015. Book. (LC 4019.3 H773b 2014 ECI)
This book provides an understanding of Child-Parent Psychotherapy based on the experiences of the past decade in implementing this evidence-based practice. The authors give a voice to traumatized young children. 

Encouraging Physical Activity in Infants. Steve Sanders, 2015. Book. (WS 105.5 P5 S215 2015 ECI). 
Babies are naturally active and their movements help them explore their environment. They first move involuntarily and then learn to move more independently as their bodies grow stronger. Caregivers can encourage a baby's muscle development, strength and balance with simple activities done with infants as young as six weeks old.

Early Intervention Every Day!: Embedding Activities in Daily Routines for Young Children and Their Families. Merle J. Crawford, 2014. Book. (LC 4019.3 C897e 2014 ECI). 
Targeting 80 skills in 6 key developmental domains for children birth to three, this guide gives professionals dozens of ideas for helping families and caregivers embed learning opportunities in their everyday routines. Early interventionists will learn strategies that enhance child development, strengthen attachment, and help children with developmental delays participate fully in family life.

The Early Years: Foundations for Best Practice with Special Children and Their Families. Gail L Ensher, 2016. Book. (LC 4019.3 E59 2016 ECI).
Drawing upon research in medical and psycho-educational practice with children from birth to 3 years old, this text details the ways in which specialists across disciplines can best support young children with medical and developmental concerns.

The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities: for Children Birth to 3. 2006. Book. (LB 1139 E56 2006 ECI).
This book of activities was written by teachers for teachers. It includes activities for all parts of the day and to stimulate all types of learning by very young children.

Family-Centered Early Intervention: Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Natural Environments. Sharon A. Raver. 2015. Book.  (WA 320 R254f 2015 ECI). 
This introductory text prepares professionals to support infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. It addresses three child outcome indicators: positive social-emotional skills, acquisition and use of knowledge and skills, and using appropriate behaviors to meet needs. It teaches how to weave intervention strategies into a family's established routine, how to empower parents to successfully guide and support their child's development, and much more.   

Fine Motor Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, 3rd ed. Maryanne Bruni, 2006.  Book. (WS 107 B896f 2015 ECI). 
This book is a guide to helping toddlers, teens, and adults develop the hand skills they need for daily living. It presents a visual model of the building blocks of fine motor development, stability, bilateral coordination and sensation, which form the base for dexterity. Activities, as well as lists of toys and materials, are included to develop and practice fine motor skills.

Focus On Babies: How-Tos and What-To-Dos When Caring for Infants. Jennifer. Karnopp, 2012. Book. (LB 1139 K18b 2012 ECI).
Complete with tips for creating a developmentally appropriate environment and experiences that stimulate infants' muscles and minds, this book gives readers the tools to craft a quality learning environment. Topics include the caregiver's role, setting up the space, daily planning, child growth and development, addressing multiple intelligences, and evaluating the program.

Focus On Toddlers: How-Tos and What-To-Dos When Caring for Toddlers and Twos. Jennifer Karnopp, 2012. Book. (LB 1139 K18 2012 ECI).
The elements of a quality learning environment are not the same for every age. The toddler years are unique. Complete with tips for creating a developmentally appropriate environment and experiences that stimulate muscles and minds, this book gives caregivers the tools to craft a quality learning environment. It explains how to structure a program where toddlers and two-year-olds can learn, play and thrive.

Foundations for Relationship: Quality Infant Care During the First Year.20 min.2013.DVD. (DD0715)
This DVD presents the essential components of high quality infant care in a child care program. In this NAEYC accredited film, viewers see the many ways experienced teachers intentionally build trust with baby and parents, support independence, and individualize care, while also meeting the diverse needs of the group.

Games to play with babies, 3rd ed. Jackie Silberg, 2015. Book. (WS 105.5 P5 S582b 2015 ECI).
This book includes a collection of 250 fun-filled games that foster language skills, coordination, problem-solving, imagination, confidence, and dexterity in babies.

Gathering Information to Make Informed Decisions: Contemporary Perspectives about Assessment in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education. 2011. Book. (LC 4019.3 G259 2011 ECI). 
This issue revisits assessment with a focus on innovations in assessment and assessment practices. Contemporary assessment practices focus on gathering information about young children’s development in authentic and familiar settings. The value of thoughtful and systematic approaches to assessment is useful for those who need to make informed decisions for the benefit of children and families.    

Going Solo While Raising Children with Disabilities. Laura E. Marshak, 2015. Book. (WS 107.5 M366g 2015). 
This book is for solo parents of children with disabilities (either physical, neurodevelopmental, or psychiatric) who are widowed, separated, divorced, single by choice, adoptive or foster parents, or military spouses with deployed partners. The author weaves together extensive interviews and survey results of solo mothers, fathers, or grandparents with reliable coping strategies. 

The Happiest Baby on the Block. Harvey Karp, 2015. Book. (WS 105.5 C3 K18h 2015 ECI).
This book by a pediatrician explains the reasons why infants cry and gives practical tips on how to calm your baby. An appendix lists red flags and red alerts - when you should call your doctor.

Infant and Toddler Development and Responsive Program Planning: A Relationship-Based Approach, 3rd ed. Donna Sasse Wittmer, 2014.Book.  (LC 4019.3 W832i 2014 ECI). 
This comprehensive introduction to infant and toddler development, responsive program planning, and relationship-based curriculum presents the why and how of providing quality care for infants and toddlers. The book maintains a focus on the importance of families’ and teachers’ relationships and responsiveness in interactions with children. It also emphasizes child-centered planning, especially for infants and toddlers with special needs, and focuses on the effects of culture, families and quality programs on infant-toddler development and interactions.   

Infant Milestones. 30 min. 2012. DVD.(DD0726)
Follow an infant's rapid physical development in the first year of life. See how a baby's brain develops and how infants fit into the sensorimotor stage of development. Experts weigh in on the subject. This program also provides tips to parents and caregivers for ways to foster the growth and development of young children. This video is also available online through the Learning Seed streaming video service. 

Letting Your Child's Wild Side Out. 30 min. 2008. DVD. (DD0720)
“This program shows how the family of a little girl who is blind embraced early intervention services and applied what they had learned from ECI. Five year-old Milagro is shown having fun while skiing, participating in gymnastics, rock climbing, and exploring music. Early intervention specialists can use this program to suggest recreational activities to families with young children who are visually-impaired."

Magic of Everday Moments: Seeing is Believing: Series 4. 23 min. 2015. DVD. (DD0744)  
This DVD cannot be played in a DVD player. You must use a computer to play this disc. This DVD consists of 4 segments. Before birth recommends that expectant mothers eat well, stretch and do light-moderate exercise, relax and manage stress. They should also include dads in their prenatal doctor’s visits. Responsive care is characterized by warm, loving, interactions in which parents read and sensitively respond to their baby’s cues. Parents nurture a strong attachment through everyday moments in which they respond to their baby’s cues. The Daddy Factor shows how greater father involvement helps children develop better problem-solving skills, manage frustrations more effectively, develop greater confidence, and get in less trouble at home and in school.

Magic of Everyday Moments: Seeing is Believing: Series 2. 18 min. 2015. DVD. (DD0742)
This DVD cannot be played in a DVD player. You must use a computer to play this disc. This DVD consists of 4 segments. Development from Birth to 12 months old shows how development unfolds in the first year of life, with a focus on how all developmental domains, physical, social-emotional, language/communication, and cognitive are interconnected and work together to build the skills necessary to give babies the best possible start in life. Development from 12 to 24 months old explores how development in the second year of life unfolds through everyday routines and playtime with parents, family, and friends. It shows how back-and-forth social interactions and expanded exploration of the world, aided by toddlers’ growing physical abilities, leads to the development of skills in all domains of development. Development from 24 to 36 months old demonstrates how new skills develop through play, routines, and relationships. It illustrates how 2-year-olds develop new and more complex skills, such as talking in sentences, counting, playing pretend, and building first friendships. It also shows how these abilities unfold through play and social interaction, without the need for any kind of formal teaching. School readiness explains how all the skills necessary for success in school can be nurtured in the early years through interaction and exploration with trusted adults and peers.

Magic of Everyday Moments: Seeing is Believing: Series 3. 21 min. 2015. DVD. (DD0743) 
This DVD cannot be played in a DVD player. You must use a computer to play this disc. This DVD consists of 4 segments. From cries to conversation shows how babies develop communication skills from birth through 3 years old. Specific attention is focused on how parents can nurture strong communication skills through everyday interactions with their babies and toddlers. Driven to discover illustrates how babies’ drive to figure out how the world works leads to the mastery of many key concepts by the time they are 3. From feelings to friendships explores how babies and toddlers develop the ability to manage their emotions, establish strong, positive friendships and relationships, and have the self-confidence and persistence to succeed in school. Busy bodies illustrates how babies become active children who are able to crawl, climb, jump, feed themselves, draw, and more. It show how active play is a necessary part of development.

Oh, Those Little Ones! 42 min. 2012. DVD. (DD0774)
Lisa Murphy, early childhood specialist, demonstrates a hands-on exploration of many play activities that are appropriate for  infants. 

A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive. Sally Ozonoff, 2015. Book.  (WS 350.8 P4 O99 2015 ECI) 
Packed with real-life stories and everyday problem-solving ideas, this book gives parents the facts they need about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome. The authors describe ways to work with these kids' unique impairments and capabilities so they can grow into happy, self-sufficient adults. Parents learn practical strategies for helping their son or daughter relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and succeed in school. The book also discusses what scientists currently know about ASD and how it is diagnosed, as well as what treatments and educational supports have been shown to work. This edition clearly explains the diagnostic changes in DSM-5.   

Parenting: Emotional Health and Positive Discipline: 7-12 Months. 10 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0737 - English) (D0767 - Spanish)
A young mom explains why feeling loved is good for a baby, age-appropriate behavior for babies, and how to use positive discipline and positive language as an alternative to angry language and spanking.

Parenting: Emotional Health and Positive Discipline: Birth to 6 Months. 9 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0736 - English) (DD0766 - Spanish)
A young mom gives advice on how to help a baby feel loved, how to comfort a crying baby, and how to stay calm while caring for a baby. Self-calming techniques are detailed along with reasons for not spanking children.

Parenting: Fatherhood: 7 to 12 Months. 11 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0735-English) (DD0770 - Spanish)
Fathers learn how to spend time with babies, how to make their own lives less stressful, and the importance of healthy communication with Moms.

Parenting: Fatherhood: Birth to 6 Months. 11 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0734)
Viewers learn what babies need from fathers, how fathers can deal with the stress, and how fathers can have healthy relationships with their children and the mothers of their children.

Parenting: Health and Safety: 7 to 12 Months. 11 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0739)
Parents of older babies are given advice about keeping their young children healthy and preventing accidents in the home and outside of the home. They are urged to use car seats and keep choking hazards and poisons out of the reach of children.

Parenting: Health and Safety: Birth to 6 Months. 12 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0738)
A young mom explains how to keep a baby healthy through well-baby visits, vaccines, and hygiene. She also gives advice on when to call the doctor or go to the ER. She also describes the best ways to keep a baby safe by having a safe crib, safe car seat, and a safe child-proofed home. Parents learn more about SIDS.

Parenting: Play and Milestones: 7 to 12 Months. 11 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0741)
Parents receive advice on nurturing babies’ milestones through play. By their seventh and eighth months babies are usually sitting up, rolling over, babbling, and gaining some eye-hand coordination. By months nine and ten they are starting to display memory and object permanence, stranger anxiety, and use of the pincer grasp. They are beginning to explore and crawl. The eleventh and twelfth months mean babies are starting to wave, clap, say their first words, pull up to a stand, cruise, take their first steps, and crawl up stairs.

Parenting: Play and Milestones: Birth to 6 Months. 10 min. 2016. DVD (DD0740)
Babies are shown playing as the reach the typical milestones. Babies spend their first two months gazing, hearing, interacting, playing on their tummies, lifting their heads, and smiling. By their third and fourth months typical infants spend their times cooing, gurgling, reaching, and smiling. By their fifth and sixth months babies are able to recognize their caregivers, sit with support, hold onto objects, push up their forearms, and roll over. Parents are cautioned about limiting time in car seats and in front of TV and electronic device screens.

Parenting: Self-Care for Moms 7-12 Months. 9 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0765 -English) (DD0768-Spanish)
This program teaches young moms about taking care of their own health, organizing their lives to make them less stressful, and how to resolve conflicts respectfully. 

Parenting: Self-Care for Moms 7-12 Months. 9 min. 2016. DVD. (DD0765-English)  (DD0769-Spanish)
This program teaches young moms about taking care of their own health, organizing their lives to make them less stressful, and how to resolve conflicts respectfully. 

The Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome. Jen Jacob, 2016. Book. (WS 107 J15p 2016 ECI)
The authors of this book share their experiences and guide the reader through life as parents of children with Down syndrome. Advice is given from diagnosis to adulthood. Readers learn ways to support the child through major milestones, nurture development, and ensure behavioral, social and cognitive success.

A Practical Guide to Reflective Supervision. 2009. Book. (LC 4109.3 P895 2009 ECI).
This book outlines the key steps in creating a system of reflective supervision within an early childhood program to improve services, support staff, and better meet the needs of children and families. It provides answers to the critical questions that every program needs to know to launch reflective supervision.

Promoting Language and Literacy In Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. 2015. Book. (WV 271 P965 2015 ECI). 
What are today’s best interventions for supporting language acquisition and literacy for children who are deaf or hard of hearing? This comprehensive text provides guidance on evidence-based approaches to the promotion of speech and language development in children birth through school age who are deaf or hard of hearing. Due to advanced screening and intervention options (e.g., cochlear implants), this population’s needs and abilities are constantly changing and require flexibility and individualization of treatment, with a continued focus on families’ preferences. A DVD is included that shows interventions in action.   

Raising a Talker: Easy Activities for Birth to Age 3! Renate Zangl, 2014. Book. (WS 105.5 C8 Z29 2014 ECI).
Combining fun, easy-to-do activities with research based tips and developmental overviews, this book naturally transforms play sessions into meaningful language-learning experiences. Little tweaks and easy changes in the everyday play time create memorable learning experiences where communication and discovery can flourish.   

Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation (Spanish)(closed captioned). 200 min. 2015. DVD. (DD0725)
This series has the following episodes: Raising of America (58 min.): The U.S. is a can-do nation. Yet our children’s well-being is falling behind. How can we do better? Once upon a time (32 min.): Imagine how different things would be today if quality early care and education had been available to any family that wanted it for the past 45 years. It almost happened. Are we crazy about our kids? (32 min.): Economists tell us investing in high-quality early care and education pays for itself in many ways and many times over. So what’s holding us back? Wounded places (42 min.): How can so many of our children show signs of PTSD? Why do we label them “bad” instead of “injured”? DNA is not destiny (37 min.): How do early experiences get under the skin, altering which genes get switched on and which stay off, with possible lifetime consequences?

Raising Our Children's Children: Room in the Heart. Deborah Doucette-Dudman, 2014. Book. (WS 105.5 C3 D728 2014 ECI).
This book discusses the challenges, hardships, and rewards faced by grandparents parenting their grandchildren with stories from families who have had these experiences.

Reflective Supervision and Leadership in Infant and Early Childhood Programs. Mary Claire Heffron, 2010. Book. (LC 4109.3 H461r 2010 ECI).
This book illustrates the foundations and frameworks of reflective practice and outlines ways to support reflective supervision in a wide variety of work settings. It discusses the roles of the reflective supervisor, the knowledge and skills necessary, tips for providing group reflective supervision and vignettes outlining common supervisory dilemmas.

Side by Side Mentoring Teachers for Reflective Practice. 26 min. 2004. DVD. (DD0721)
This DVD follows three early childhood educators as they mentor less experienced teachers in becoming better observers and curriculum developers by drawing on the children’s interests and ideas. You see the teachers gain skills and confidence in using documentation and a range of art media to guide their planning. They take risks, set up accountability systems, and celebrate accomplishments.

Simple Signing with Young Children: A Guide for Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Teachers. Carol Garboden Murray, 2007. Book.  (WV 274 M981s 2007 ECI). 
This book was written for teachers of hearing children from birth to age six. The chapter for infants focuses on using beginning signs as a tool for communication, while the toddler chapter focuses on signing to promote expression, enrich vocabulary, and teach social skills. The preschool chapter places an emphasis on using signs to enhance emergent literacy skills. 

Strengthening Family Coping Resources: Intervention for Families Impacted by Trauma. Laurel J. Kiser, 2015. Book.  (RC 552 P67 K57 2015).
Strengthening Family Coping Resources (SFCR) uses a skill-building, multi-family group framework to teach constructive resources to families who have a high exposure to stress and trauma. As an intervention for high-risk families, SFCR can cause a reduction in symptoms of traumatic distress and behavior problems and help families demonstrate higher functioning. The SFCR manual is based on a systemic, family approach and uses empirically-supported trauma treatment that focuses on family ritual, storytelling, and narration, which improves communication and understanding within family members.   

Supporting Young Children Who Are Dual Language Learners with or at-Risk for Disabilities. 2012. Book. (LC 4019.3 S959 2012 ECI).
This book provides strategies to support young children who are dual language learners and are served in inclusive early childhood settings.

Tackling the Tough Stuff: A Home Visitor’s Guide to Supporting Families at Risk. Angela M. Tomlin, 2016. Book.  (LC 4019.3 T659t 2016 ECI). 
Home visits with at-risk families present unique, complex challenges that professionals must be ready to address with skill and sensitivity. The problem-solving framework in this practical guide will help home visitors manage even the most difficult on-the-job challenges and support and empower vulnerable families of children birth to three.   

Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) for Preschool Classrooms Manual. Mary Louise Hemmeter, 2014. Book. (LB 3051 H489t 2014 ECI).
This manual gives clear instructions on administering the TPOT tool, scoring it, and summarizing and interpreting scores. It will help early childhood programs use the TPOT effectively to promote positive social-emotional outcomes for young children. It is for programs who use the Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children.

Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Clarissa Willis, 2015. Book.  (WS 350.8 P4 W734t 2015 ECI). 
This guide is for teachers who work with children who have autism. It explains the major characteristics associated with autism and helps teachers understand the ways children with autism relate to the world. Each chapter offers specific strategies for teachers to use. Topics include helping children learn life skills, learn to play, helping them get along with others, and more.  

Teaching Young Children with Disabilities in Natural Environments, 2nd ed. Mary Jo Noonan, 2013. Book. (LC 4019.3 N817t 2014).
Focusing on children from birth to 5, this core text gives future professionals specific, evidence-based knowledge on what to teach and how to teach it, with practical methods that fit into naturally occurring activities and routines.

The Best for Babies: Expert Advice for Assessing Infant-Toddler Programs. Alice S. Honig. 2014. Book.  (LC 4019.3 H773b 2014 ECI). 
This book shows readers how to nurture the youngest children in child care with nourishing interactions, social-emotional support, boosts for thinking and reasoning skill development, support for language development, appropriate matches between child and activity, opportunities for creative exploration, positive behavior reinforcement, and more.   

Thinking Critically about Child Development: Examining Myths, Mistakes, and Misunderstandings, 3rd ed. Jean Mercer. 2016. Book.  (HQ 771 M47 2016). 
Jean Mercer offers 59 essays that confront popular misconceptions and fallacies about the field. Intriguing vignettes and critical thinking questions frame each essay, encouraging readers to think like social scientists and become better consumers of media messages and anecdotal stories. Timely topics and DSM-5 references make the book a supplement for both chronologically and topically arranged child development texts.   

Time for a Story: Sharing Books with Infants and Toddlers. Amy Brooks Read, 2015. Book.  (WS 105.5 C8 R282t 2015 ECI). 
This guide helps caregivers explore fun and engaging ways to talk, sing, read, write, and play with young children throughout the day. Readers explore a variety of types and styles of books to address specific early literacy practices. The book helps caregivers plan story-time activities and select appropriate books.   

Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies for Communication and Social Interactions. 2012. Book. (RC 553 A88 T735 2012). 
For Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) preparing to work with children who have autism spectrum disorders, selecting effective interventions for communication and social challenges is critically important. This accessible textbook gives SLPs the in-depth knowledge they need to evaluate, choose, and apply today’s best interventions for communication and social interactions. With contributions from 25 top autism experts across multiple disciplines, this text gives SLPs an introduction to 12 widely used evidence-based interventions.  

Vision and the Brain: Understanding Cerebral Visual Impairment in Children. 2015. Book. (WW 276 V831 2015 ECI).
Cerebral visual impairment (CVI) has become the most common cause of visual impairment in children in the United States. This book is a comprehensive sourcebook of knowledge about CVI and best practices for working with affected children. Chapters illuminate the complexities of vision loss related to brain injury and neurological causes and provide readers with approaches to assessment and intervention.

Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain, 2nd ed. Sue Gerhardt, 2015. Book.  (WS 350 G368w 2015 ECI). 
This book explains why love is essential to brain development in the early years of life and how early interactions between babies and their parents have lasting and serious consequences. Earliest relationships shape the baby’s nervous system. Development of the brain determines future emotional well-being and early pathways can affect the way people respond to stress. This book is an easy to read interpretation of findings in neuroscience, psychology, psychoanalysis, and biochemistry.

Your Baby's First Year, 4th ed. Steven P. Shelov, 2015. Book (WS 103 S545y 2015 ECI).
This book presents a comprehensive and accurate picture of infant care. It is full of advice and sound, reassuring answers to medical questions and parenting concerns.

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Last updated December 10, 2018