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Description - The Home Visitor's Guidebook by Carol Speekman Klass

Packed with practical strategies - based on research and the author's continuing field work - the second edition of this guidebook shows therapists, early interventionists, social workers, educators, nurses, and other home visitors how to: build trust, communicate respect, and maintain boundaries with families; make home visits successful by developing specific communication and interpersonal skills; understand the stages of typical child development - and use that knowledge to help families promote the child's sense of self, provide guidance and discipline, develop communication and language, promote learning through play, and more; and, gain fresh perspective, create a support network, and learn new strategies through professional development opportunities.Throughout the book, readers follow two home visitors into the homes of diverse families - sharing their triumphs and challenges and learning lessons to use in their own daily work. The mix of personal stories, research, and strategies make this hands-on guide a must-have for any home visitor.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781557669032
ISBN-10: 1557669031
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Brookes Publishing Co
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
Publish Date: 25-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Carol Speekman Klass

In her long career, Dr. Klass has taught college, worked as an early intervention specialist and mental health consultant, and served as a field-based mentor of early educators. She has designed and directed two early intervention programs for high-needs young children, and three professional development programs for early childhood educators.Dr. Klass has used ethnographic action research to improve her own practice and the practice of the early educators with whom she has worked. Her books include "The Autonomous Child: Day Care and the Transmission of Values" (Falmer Press, 1986) and "The Child Care Provider: Promoting Young Childrena s Development" (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 1999).Her works in progress include a book of oral narratives of early childhood educators and a book for parents. Dr. Klass provides training seminars and keynotes and teaches as an adjunct professor. She is a sunrise walker, gardener, and mother of two grown sons, and she always knows the phase of the moon."