Early Interactions: Parent-Professional Perspectives in Early Intervention

Authors: Deborah Chen Ph.D., M. Diane Klein Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Format: DVD
ISBN: 9781557669193
Price: $89.95


This engaging DVD will prepare current and future professionals to work more effectively with young children by trusting and learning from the perspectives of other experts—including parents and professionals from other disciplines.

Viewers will watch footage of two young children with disabilities as parents and professionals conduct observations during typical home activities:

  • Segment 1: Ryan, an infant with visual impairment and cerebral palsy, carries out a range of developmental activities with the expert guidance of his mother and a physical therapist.
  • Segment 2: Michael, a toddler with visual impairment and hearing loss, engages in play by himself and with his parents and sibling.

Through these enlightening clips, viewers will get an inside look at real-life professionals in action, and they'll deepen their appreciation for the expertise a child's parents can offer. They'll also discover how insights from other professionals can help them in their own work, as the two segments are replayed with voiceover commentary from an occupational therapist, a physical therapist, a speech-language pathologist, and specialists in visual impairment and deafness.

Ideal for students in a wide range of programs—including early intervention, early childhood special education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, and psychology—this DVD will help practitioners think beyond their own disciplines and form strong, mutually beneficial partnerships with parents and other professionals.


Review by: Gary Kaniuk, Cermak Health Services

"This is a wonderful teaching tool for students and novice professionals. I highly recommend it."


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