Supplemental Materials

Communication Resource
"Working Together" is a collection of resources developed by CADRE designed to support effective collaboration between parents, schools, and early childhood programs. It includes short videos, a study guide and related resources on Listening Skills and Understanding Positions & Interests. Videos are also available in Spanish.
Consultation and coaching in early childhood settings
This practical handbook is for early childhood professionals working as consultants to educators and caregivers of children from birth through age 5.
Buysse, V., & Wesley, P. W. (2005). Consultation in early childhood settings. Baltimore, MD: Brookes.
This practical handbook on coaching is for early intervention professionals who support those who support families with young children in natural settings..
Hanft, B. E., Rush, D. D., & Shelden, M. L. (2004). Coaching families and colleagues in early childhood. Baltimore, MD: Brookes.
2014 DEC Recommended Practices
This publication presents the 2014 DEC recommended practices for early intervention and early childhood special education. These practices are based on the best available research as well as the professional wisdom and experience of the field.
DEC Recommended Practices: A Comprehensive Guide for Practical Application in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education
This guidebook is the result of an effort that integrated the best available research evidence with knowledge gained through experiences in practice. A consensus process was used to determine the final set of practices incorporated. Collaboration is specifically addressed within the Interdisciplinary Models practices (I1-I19).
Sandall, S., Hemmeter, M. L., Smith, B., & McLean, M. (Eds.). (2005). DEC recommended practices: A comprehensive guide for practical application in early intervention/early childhood special education. Missoula, MT: Division for Early Childhood.
Preservice education on active listening
McNaughton, D., et al. (2008). Learning to listen: Teaching an active listening strategy to preservice education professionals. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 27, 223-231.
Learning from the field of early intervention about communication
This chapter provides tips and examples for effectively communicating with families and others.
Winton, P. J., Brotherson, M. J., & Summers, J. A. (2008). Learning from the field of early intervention about partnering with families. In M. Cornish (Ed.), Promising practices for partnering with families in the early years (pp. 21-40). Greenwich, CT: Information Age..