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Greenspan SI. 1992. Infancy and early childhood: The practice of clinical assessment and intervention with emotional and developmental changes. Madison, CT: International Universities Press, 814 pp.

Annotation: This book provides a systematic framework for the clinical assessment, treatment, and prevention of emotional and developmental problems in infants and young children. The first chapter describes the six developmental levels that affect a child's maturation. Subsequent chapters focus on taking a developmental history, utilizing the Functional Emotional Assessment Scale, and selecting the appropriate therapeutic approach. Several chapters discuss floor time activities for parents, educators, and therapists. Interactive, regulatory, and multisystem developmental disorders are discussed. Appendices include discussions of speech pathology, occupational therapy, and ego development as well as a list of available assessment tools and a guide to establishing clinical infant and child development programs.

Contact: International Universities Press, Inc., 59 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443, Telephone: (203) 245-4000 Fax: (203) 245-0775 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-8236-2633-4.

Keywords: Assessment, Assessment tools, Case studies, Child development, Child health, Child psychology, Children with special health care needs, Developmental psychology, Developmental stages, Early intervention, Ego development, Emotional development, Infant development, Infant health, Infants with special health care needs, Mental health, Occupational therapy, Personality development, Program development, Psychotherapy, Speech tests

University of Southern Maine, Human Services Development Institute. 1990. Project AIMS: Developmental indicators of emotional health. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Human Services Development Institute, ca. 200 pp.

Annotation: Project AIMS was a five year, federal and state funded educational demonstration project targeted to benefit the emotional well-being of children birth to five years of age and their families. It attempted to impact the ways physicians, nurses, educators, mental health providers, child care providers and others identify young children at risk for or presenting emotional problems, assess the nature of the children's and families' strengths and difficulties, and provide them with appropriate treatment and support. The primary activities of the project were to construct, field-test and disseminate a brief emotional health assessment tool; educate and train in mental health; and network with Maine's early intervention providers. The project manual contains an overview, intake forms, parent questionnaires, points of observation, interview questions, and brief interventions.

Keywords: Assessment tools, Child care, Child care workers, Child health, Developmental screening, Early intervention, Emotional development, Health promotion, Health supervision, Infants, Mental health, Parent education, Preschool children, Psychosocial development, Training, Young children


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