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Early Focus: Working with Young Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired and Their Families (Paperback)

Completely Updated and Revised

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Paperback $49.95
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Description of Early Focus

Early intervention has increasingly been recognized as critical in the development and growth of children with visual impairments and other disabilities. Federal regulations have mandated early identification and assessment, underscoring its importance for children's well-being. This newly revised and updated edition of Early Focus, provides the important information you need to know, including:
* How to deliver services to children with multiple disabilities and to families that are culturally diverse.

* Four new chapters covering the delivery of early intervention services, and developing skills in young children in the areas of literacy, daily living and independence, and motor behavior

* Strategies, tips, and focus boxes that provide practical information you can apply directly to your work

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Paperback Product Details:

Pages: 501 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-89128-856-5
Publisher: AFB Press
Year of publication: 2002
Availability: ships in 3-4 days; allow time for mailing

Review Early Focus

Editorial Review:

D.V.I. Quarterly-Council for Exceptional Children
A valuable resource for all professionals working with families and young children with BVI. The information is important, not only for teachers of students with BVI, orientation and mobility specialists, early childhood interventionists, but also for occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, social workers, administrators, medical personnel, as well as families. The editors state a goal of this edition was to provide an in-depth, synthesized presentation of relevant and practical information in the field of ECBVI and present it in one primary resource, Early Focus. They have succeeded beautifully.
Pogrund, Fazzi, and their contributors have created a much-needed comprehensive compilation of information that informs parents and professionals about all areas of development in children with visual impairments and that will assist them to promote positive development in each area. All parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children with visual impairments should have a well-read copy of this book on their bookshelves.

Book Contributors:

Alan J. Koenig, Ed.D., Chris A. Strickling, Daniel Kish, Evelyn Paysse, Hannah Bleier, Jane N. Erin, Ph.D., Kay M. Pruett, M. Cay Holbrook, Ph.D., M. Diane Klein, Patricia Sacks Salcedo, Phil Hatlen, Robert L. Gordon, Sherwin J. Isenberg, Tanni L. Anthony, Vivian I. Correa, Ph.D.