Designing Preschool Interventions

A Practitioner's Guide

David W. Barnett, Susan H. Bell, and Karen T. Carey

August 1, 2002
ISBN 9781572308237
Price: $52.00
380 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Copyright Date: 1998

“Thoughtful and thorough....Provides an interweaving of theory and practice that can be directly applied to intervention settings. The authors are committed to a naturalistic intervention design; the least intrusive interventions in natural settings based on best practice with continual outcome evaluation....This is a sound presentation geared for researchers, doctoral students, and child care consultants.”


“This book captures the essence of what it takes to provide high-quality intervention services to preschoolers experiencing developmental delays and disabilities, as well as those who are at risk. The information is practical, research-based, conceptually systematic, and accessibly presented. The book assumes we must understand children's behavior and development in the context of their unique environments if we are to intervene effectively, and this assumption receives more than lip service. In short, this book should be read by every early intervention professional.”

—Mark Wolery, PhD, Investigator, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

“This remarkable volume provides a wealth of information on interventions whose effectiveness has been documented with research. I know of no other resource that so carefully and systematically has carried out this task. The authors also provide a clear model for designing effective interventions and evaluating outcomes. Their step-by-step coverage of the process of assessment, intervention, and monitoring intervention effectiveness is outstanding. The book will be of great utility to practitioners, and is a very important text for courses in school psychology and early childhood special education.”

—Judith J. Carta, PhD, Juniper Gardens Children's Project, University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas