Designed to clarify the critical issues concerning infant intervention, this timely and insightful book features some controversial observations on the state of existing programs. Nationally recognized authorities present an historical overview of infant stimulation, discuss infant intervention research and public policy decisions, assess the efficacy of current intervention programs, and address general issues of normal child development as they apply to the concepts of infant intervention.
Table of Contents
- Part I: Perspectives on Infant Stimulation
- Early Intervention and the Early Experience Paradigm: Toward a Better Framework for Social Policy
- Part II: Research on the Efficacy of Stimulation
- Prevention-Oriented Infant Education Programs
- The Efficacy of Early Intervention Programs With Environmentally At-Risk Infants
- The Effectiveness of Early Intervention With Handicapped and Medically At-Risk Infants
- Intervention Programs for Adolescent Mothers and Their Offspring
- Part III: Issues Relating to Stimulation and Content
- Reflections on Infant Intervention Programs: What Have We Learned?
- Relationship of Infant Psychobiological Development to Infant Intervention Programs
- Infant Stimulation and Development: Conceptual and Empirical Considerations
- Part IV: Commentary
- A Commentary on Infant Stimulation and Intervention
- Selected Readings