Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and the education of young children bear a great responsibility for their health, development, and learning. Despite the fact that they share the same objective - to nurture young children and secure their future success - the various practitioners who contribute to the care and the education of children from birth through age 8 are not acknowledged as a workforce unified by the common knowledge and competencies needed to do their jobs well. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 explores the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children. This report examines the current capacities and practices of the workforce, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government agencies and other funders who support and oversee these systems. This book then makes recommendations to improve the quality of professional practice and the practice environment for care and education professionals. These detailed recommendations create a blueprint for action that builds on a unifying foundation of child development and early learning, shared knowledge and competencies for care and education professionals, and principles for effective professional learning. Young children thrive and learn best when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning and are responsive to their individual progress. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 offers guidance on system changes to improve the quality of professional practice, specific actions to improve professional learning systems and workforce development, and research to continue to build the knowledge base in ways that will directly advance and inform future actions. The recommendations of this book provide an opportunity to improve the quality of the care and the education that children receive, and ultimately improve outcomes for children.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: National Academies Press, Pages: 706 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780309324885


AAP Textbook of pediatric Care: Tools for Practice is a comprehensive resource of tools to use in general pediatric practice. A stand-alone volume or as a companion to AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care, a comprehensive and innovative pediatric textbook based on Hoekelman's Primary Pediatric Care, this all-new book focuses on the core components of pediatric care including: *Engaging patients and family (educational tools, behavior modification support) * Decision support for clinicians in the form of 1) assessment/screening tools and 2) guideline tools (such as decision charts, automated entry sets, etc) * Enhancing coordination of care in the practice and in the community * Public health advocacy
Genre: Medical, Editor: Amer Academy of Pediatrics, Pages: 485 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1581102828


A latest edition of a best-selling reference features a new design and expanded information on the preschooler years, in a guide that covers topics ranging from infant care and food allergies to sleeping habits and autism. Original.
Genre: Family & Relationships, Editor: Bantam Dell Publishing Group, Pages: 892 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780553386301


Language Development: Foundations, Processes, and Clinical Applications, Second Edition provides an accessible overview of language development covering the typical course of language development within the clinical context of language assessment and intervention. The Second Edition examines the biological, developmental, and environmental systems of neurotypical children, and the role of these systems as linguistic input in the child’s environment contributing to language development. This comprehensive resource, written and contributed by over 20 experts in the field, provides students with an understanding of the foundations of language development in terms of each individual child’s communication needs. With case studies woven throughout the text, students are able to follow the progress of children with normal language development as well as those showing signs of problems. These cases and clinical practice applications will help students prepare for the clinical challenges they will face in their professional careers. Every year, new information, new theories, and new evidence are published about development to explain the complexities that create and facilitate the language acquisition process. The authors who have contributed to this text provide the latest research and perspectives on language development among neurotypical children. This valuable text bridges biological, environmental, technological, and professional venues to advance the development of professionals and children alike. What’s new in the Second Edition? • New chapter on syntactic development including morphology • New chapter covering school-age language • New case study highlighting school-age language • Expanded content on morphology including morphological analysis Instructor Resources: PowerPoint Presentations, Test Bank Student Resources: Companion Website Every new copy of the text includes an access code for the companion website. eBook offerings do not include an access code.
Genre: Medical, Editor: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Pages: 353 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781449685058


Help remediate—and in some cases eliminate—autism and other developmental delays in young children, even in as little as 15 minutes a day with this toolkit of behavioral practices that can be taught at home. Developmental delays and signs of autism usually show up before 18 months of age, yet children are often not diagnosed until they are 4 or 5 years old. In Turn Autism Around, Dr. Mary Barbera explains why parents can't afford to worry and wait in long lines for evaluations and treatment while not knowing how to help their children. She empowers parents, caregivers, and early intervention professionals to regain hope and take back control with simple strategies to dramatically improve outcomes for their children. Dr. Barbera has created a new approach to teaching kids with developmental delays that uses the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) married with a positive, child-friendly methodology that any parent can use—whether or not their child has delays—to learn to teach communication skills, socialization strategies, as well as tackle sleep, eating, potty training, and behavior challenges in a positive, effective, and lasting way. Turn Autism Around is the first book of its kind that calls attention to an important fact: parents can make a tremendous impact on their child's development through behavioral practices taught at home, even in as little as 15 minutes a day. Her program shows these autism and developmental delays can be remediated, and in some cases, delays can be caught up altogether, if parents intervene while the child is young. This book is for parents of young children aged one-to-five years who are passionate about helping their child as well as learning how they can change the trajectory of their child's and family's life.
Genre: Psychology, Editor: Hay House, Inc, Pages: 266 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781401965532


When should I expect my baby’s first word? Is my toddler on his way to talking soon? Is my child speaking as clearly as her peers? All parents end up thinking questions like these during their children’s formative years, but too few act on them, assuming the answers are too unpredictable to be certain.Time to Talk answers these questions for the curious parent. Written by an experienced speech-language pathologist and mom, this practical and proactive guide will help parents:• Understand the building blocks of speech and language• Monitor progress against expected milestones• Enhance their child’s communication skills• Spot signs of potential problems with hearing, speech, or language development• Address common concerns, such as articulation, late talking, stuttering, dyslexia, and more• Foster literacy• Raise bilingual children successfully• And more!Your child’s language acquisition no longer has to be a guessing game for you. From baby’s first babbling to reading readiness, this speech-language booster and troubleshooter provides everything the parent needs so this vital fundamental skill doesn’t have to be left to chance.
Genre: Family & Relationships, Editor: AMACOM, Pages: 256 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780814437308


Rasing Your Child: The Complete Illustrated Guide is an information-packed guide that leads parents through the ever changing maze of new behaviors, developments, and challenges present in a child’s first six years. It is filled with essential information, expert advice, practical solutions, and key choices to ensure a child’s healthy development for their first six years—and set them up for success in later developmental stages. In addition to understanding their child’s stage of development, readers are given parenting techniques and activities they can use with their child to maximize physical, emotional, intellectual, and behavioral development at every age and stage.
Genre: Family & Relationships, Editor: Fair Winds Press, Pages: 304 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1592333761


This straightforward book shows parents the most effective ways to move beyond baby talk and to teach, guide, and evaluate their child's speech habits, from birth through age five.
Genre: Family & Relationships, Editor: Three Rivers Press, Pages: 226 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0761526471


While walking down the road, the narrator sees a donkey that he shares more about as the story progresses.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Scholastic Inc., Pages: 26 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780545261241


In recent years the field has seen an increasing realisation that the full complexity of language acquisition demands theories that (a) explain how children integrate information from multiple sources in the environment, (b) build linguistic representations at a number of different levels, and (c) learn how to combine these representations in order to communicate effectively. These new findings have stimulated new theoretical perspectives that are more centered on explaining learning as a complex dynamic interaction between the child and her environment. This book is the first attempt to bring some of these new perspectives together in one place. It is a collection of essays written by a group of researchers who all take an approach centered on child-environment interaction, and all of whom have been influenced by the work of Elena Lieven, to whom this collection is dedicated.
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines, Editor: John Benjamins Publishing Company, Pages: 330 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9789027261007