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DEC Recommended Practices: A Comprehensive Guide
Sandall, Hemmeter, Smith, McLean (2004)
Ages Birth through Age 5

This publication contains all the helpful information found in DEC Recommended Practices, plus real life examples and practical tips for implementation. This wonderful book includes strategies for program assessment and improvement, useful checklists for parents and administrators, and an annotated list of relevant resources. To order please visit the DEC website at http://www.dec-sped.org/publications.html.

DEC Recommended Practices Workbook
Hemmeter, Smith, Sandall and Askew (2005)
Ages Birth through Age 5

This workbook is a companion to DEC Recommended Practices: A Comprehensive Guide. The workbook is a ready-to-use tool to assess, evaluate and plan changes that will ensure high quality services for young children with disabilities and other special needs. If you want to implement Recommended Practices this is the tool you need! To order please visit the DEC website at http://www.dec-sped.org/publications.html.

DEC Recommended Practices Toolkit: Interactive Tools to Improve Practices for Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families (CD)
Sandall, Giacomini, Smith and Hemmeter (2006)

A great resource to accompany the Guide and Workbook! The CD includes four toolkits: embedded instruction, systematic teaching strategies, teaching early communication skills, and monitoring children's learning. Each toolkit consists of a self-paced tutorial in which you will learn more about the practices by watching video clips, taking self-tests, exploring resources and more. To order please visit the DEC website at http://www.dec-sped.org/publications.html.

DEC Recommended Practices in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education
Sandall, McLean, Smith (Eds.) (2000)
Ages Birth through Age 5

This resource bridges the gap between research and practice, offering much-needed guidance to parents and professionals who work with young children with disabilities. Recommended Practices outlines how families and educators can improve the development and learning outcomes for these children and the different meanings associated with those outcomes, including improved social competence, independence, problem solving, and enhanced family functioning. To order please visit the DEC website at http://www.dec-sped.org/publications.html.

DEC Recommended Practices Program Assessment: Improving Practices for Young Children With Special Needs and Their Families
Hemmeter, Joseph, Smith, Sandall (Eds.) (2001)
Ages Birth through Age 5

A companion to DEC Recommended Practices in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, this resource will help you assess and improve the quality of services you provide to young children with disabilities and to their families. The assessment is appropriate for Head Start, child-care centers, public schools, or other early childhood programs that implement developmentally appropriate classrooms and curricula. To order please visit the DEC website at http://www.dec-sped.org/publications.html.

EC Recommended Practices Video: Selected Strategies for Teaching Young Children With Special Needs
Ages 2 through 5

This video demonstrates different learning environments and several teaching procedures from the DEC Recommended Practices. To order please visit the DEC website at http://www.dec-sped.org/publications.html.

A Road Map for Facilitating Collaborative Teams
By Peggy Hayden, Linda Frederick and Barbara J. Smith (2002)

This manual provides reasons and resources for creating collaborative teams to promote meaningful change in local early childhood systems. It was developed based on research on effective practice related to systems change and teaming/collaboration and the experiences of the Collaborative Planning Project (CPP) for Comprehensive Early Childhood Systems. This project provided training and technical assistance (TA) to eight local interagency/CPP teams across four states. To order please visit the Sopris West website at http://www.sopriswest.com/.

Center on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL): Training Modules

Promoting Social and Emotional Competence: These modules were designed based on input gathered during focus groups with program administrators, T/TA providers, early educators, and family members about the types and content of training that would be most useful in addressing the social-emotional needs of young children. The content of the modules is consistent with evidence-based practices identified through a thorough review of the literature.

Center on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL): What Works Briefs

The Briefs describe practical strategies, provide references to more information about the practice, and include a one-page handout that highlights the major points of the Brief.

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) Resources

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