Early Intervention and the Speech-Language Pathologist: Best Practices in Assessment and Intervention for Infants and Toddlers
Corey Herd Cassidy
Details: 350 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"
© 2025 | Coming Soon
Release Date: 02/01/2024
Available for purchase starting 01/04/2024
Print Book: $119.95
For students in speech-language pathology programs, this textbook addresses the foundations, knowledge, and evidence-based practices in early intervention (EI) and presents the skills and strategies necessary to provide exceptional services to the young children and families who they will be serving as professionals. Early Intervention and the Speech-Language Pathologist is the first textbook dedicated to providing a comprehensive presentation of theory, facts, and application to provide evidence-based best practices in the complex and continually evolving field of EI. The author thoroughly and effectively addresses all services and service delivery practices provided in early intervention under IDEA Part C, including prevention, screening, evaluation, assessment, team consultation, service coordination, transition planning, and advocacy.
The book includes a set of 10 case studies covering a wide variety of topics that are intended to support in-class engagement and discussion of the material.
Serving as a starting point for students and providers on the path to a position in EI, the book is designed to provide students with information they recognize, can relate to, and will be able to apply immediately as new SLPs in EI, as well as to provide instructors with material that is accessible, applicable, and offers a direct connection between teaching and practice. Specifically, the content of the textbook will provide current and future speech-language pathologists with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively work with children and their families and caregivers.
Plural Plus Online Ancillary Materials
For instructors: PowerPoint slides and critical thinking questions for each chapter
For students: Case studies and links to additional online resources, references, videos, and webinars
Part I: Foundations, Principles, and Evidence Supporting Early Intervention
Chapter 1. Introduction to Early Intervention and the Role of the SLP
Chapter 2. Guiding Principles of Early Intervention
Chapter 3. Evidence-Based Approaches and Practices in Early Intervention
Part II: Early Intervention in Practice
Chapter 4. Considerations for Early Intervention Services in Natural Environments
Chapter 5. Current Levels of Functioning
Chapter 6. Screening, Evaluation, and Assessment
Chapter 7. Eligibility Determination and Development of the Individualized Family Service Plan
Chapter 8. Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practices in Early Intervention
Chapter 9. Treatment in the Natural Environment
Chapter 10. Best Practices for Assessment and Treatment of Speech Sound Development
Chapter 11. Feeding Assessment and Intervention
Chapter 12. Special Populations
Appendix A. Screening Measures that include Speech, Language, and Communication
Appendix B. Authentic and Functional Evaluation and Assessment Instruments in Early Intervention
Appendix C. Case Studies in Early Intervention
Early Intervention and the Speech-Language Pathologist: Best Practices in Assessment and Intervention for Infants and Toddlers, First Edition comes with access to supplementary student and instructor resources on a PluralPlus companion website.
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