Recommended Practices Monograph Series

The first of the DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series begins with a history of the recommended practices written by DEC Recommended Practices Commission Chair Mary McLean, as well as an account of how the most recent revisions were made.

The following chapters focus on each of the eight domains within the practices: leadership, assessment, environment, family, instruction, interaction, teaming and collaboration, and transition.

The authors of each chapter explain these content areas individually, providing definitions and describing scenarios and examples that can inform the successful implementation of the practices.

Stakeholders in the field also share a collection of short essays about how the recommended practices inform what they do on behalf of young children with disabilities. 

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Environment: Promoting Meaningful Access, Participation, and Inclusion is the second edition of the DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series, and it offers professionals and families multiple ways to implement the environment practices across settings in which children grow and learn. 

 

Chapters include Solutions and Strategies to Support Access to Natural and Inclusive Environments for All Children, Optimizing Accessibility Through Universal Design for LearningPractitioners as Architects: Constructing High-Quality Environments for Physical Activity in Inclusive Early Childhood Settings and more. 

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Family: Knowing Families, Tailoring Practices, Building Capacity is the third edition of the DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series, and it offers professionals and families multiple ways to implement the family practices across the settings in which children grow and learn.

 

The editors, Carol Trivette and Bonnie Keilty, have gathered an outstanding collection of articles that provide guidance to the EI/ECSE field as they illustrate particular ways to implement the Family Recommended Practices with fidelity and flexibility for each family. The monograph is a unique contribution to the field with articles that include authentic family voices as primary or equal contribution. In addition to the strong family voices within the articles, the work includes the perspectives of three families on the Family Recommended Practices. 

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Instruction: Effective Strategies to Support Engagement, Learning, and Outcomes is the fourth edition of the DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series, This monograph provides guidance to families and professionals about the most effective ways to improve learning outcomes and promote the development of young children, birth through age 5, who have, or are at-risk for, developmental delays or disabilities. Instruction: Effective Strategies to Support Engagement, Learning, and Outcomes is the fourth edition of the DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series, and it offers professionals and families multiple ways to implement the instruction practices across the settings in which children grow and learn. 

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The DEC Recommended Practices provide guidance to families and professionals about the most effective ways to improve learning outcomes and promote development of young children, birth through age 5, who have, or are at-risk for, developmental delays or disabilities. Interaction: Enhancing Children’s Access to Responsive Interactions is the fifth edition of the DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series, and it offers professionals and families multiple ways to implement the interaction practices across the settings in which children grow and learn.

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The DEC Recommended Practices provide guidance to families and professionals about the most effective ways to improve learning outcomes and promote development of young children, birth through age 5, who have, or are at-risk for, developmental delays or disabilities. Teaming and Collaboration: Building and Sustaining Partnerships is the sixth edition of the DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series, and it offers professionals and families multiple ways to implement the teaming and collaboration practices across the settings in which children grow and learn.

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 About the Recommended Practices Monograph Series

 

DEC's Recommended Practices Monograph Series, like its sister publications from the YEC Monograph Series, offers resources for use in coursework, training, technical assistance, and other forms of professional development. This series aims to help bridge the gap between research and practice by highlighting practices that have been shown through research to result in better outcomes for young children with disabilities, their families, and the personnel who serve them. Each monograph highlights Recommended Practices and implementation of the practices to support young children from birth – 5 years old with or at risk of developmental delays and disabilities and their families.

Learn more about the DEC Recommended Practices here.