|aConsultation in early childhood settings /|cby Virginia Buysse and Patricia W. Wesley.
|aBaltimore, Md. :|bPaul H. Brookes Pub.,|cc2005.
|axiii, 216 p. :|bill. ;|c28 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 191-195) and index.
|aConceptual and philosophical framework -- Why consultation? new roles for early childhood professionals -- Consultant knowledge, skills, and dispositions -- Model for the consultation process -- Gaining entry-- stage one -- Building the relationship-- stage two -- Gathering information through assessment-- stage three -- Setting goals-- stage four -- Selecting strategies-- stage five -- Implementing the plan-- stage six -- Evaluating the plan-- stage seven -- Holding a summary conference-- stage eight -- Outcomes, applications, and recommendations -- Additional considerations for evaluating consultation processes and outcomes -- Contexts and settings associated with consultation in early education and -- Intervention -- Future directions for consultation in early childhood settings.
This book describes how professionals can use consultation to work collaboratively with others from various disciplines in inclusive settings. Consultation reflects changes in the field as specialists provide indirect rather than direct services - the consultant supports another adult rather than working with a child. The book offers practical knowledge and skills consultants need to improve the quality of programs serving young children (0-5) and to strengthen child and family outcomes. The book outlines the conceptual and philosophical framework for consultation and walks the reader through the eight stages of the consultation process. In addition, the book emphasizes involving families throughout the consultation process and identifies common barriers and supports associated with consultation.