Krajicek MJ, Hertzberg DL, Sandall SR, Anastasiow N, eds. 2004. First Start program: Handbook for the care of infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities and chronic conditions. (2nd ed.). Austin, TX: Pro-Ed, 491 pp.
Annotation: This handbook assists parents, families, and early childhood personnel working with children with disabilities and chronic health conditions to recognize the child first before the disability or condition. The goals of the handbook are to (1) care for young children with disabilities and chronic conditions and meet their special needs in child care and other out-of-home settings; (2) share information with health and education professionals and build partnerships in meeting the needs of children with disabilities and chronic conditions and their families; and (3) promote quality care in inclusive child care and preschool settings for young children with disabilities and chronic conditions. Section topics include early learning, social, emotional, speech, and language development; an outline of common chronic and disabling conditions; care needs including assistive devices, behavior support, infection control, oral health, and other needs; and communication and community support. The book also contains a supplemental section on invasive procedures and care, and a glossary. Extensive figures and tables provide statistical and other information throughout the book.
Contact: Pro-Ed, 8700 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Austin, TX 78757-6897, Telephone: (512) 451-3246 Secondary Telephone: (800) 897-3202 Fax: 512-451-8542 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: http://www.proedinc.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-89079-922-9.
Keywords: Child care, Child care workers, Children, Children with special health care needs, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Disabilities, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Families, Infants, Preschool children, Toddlers, Young children