Welcome to Prof. Casby's
Web Page for
CSD 820
Language Intervention: Early Stages

"If you concentrate on communicating, everything else will follow." (Brown, 1977, p.26)

"(Early) language intervention is not the application of strictly prescribed formulae or methods as such.  It is a parametric, responsive, strategic and tactical social-communication based activity.  It is a process of activity-based naturalistic focused stimulation -- focusing on the situation/moment at-hand, the processes of social interaction, communication, cognition, and language vis-à-vis various receptive and expressive modalities;  focusing on the child's arousal, orientation, engagement, attention, interests, motivations; focusing on the child's zone of proximal development with appropriate antecedent and contingent events, and scaffolded elicitation of appropriate communication for the end goal of communication.  It should be like cotton --  'part of the fabric of the day'." (Casby, n.d.).

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AG Bell Association
Act Early
Ages & Stages Activities
ASL Browser
Beyond Play
Brazelton Institute
Buros Institute
Cerebral Palsy
Cleft Palate
Cochlear Implants I
Cochlear Implants II
Down Syndrome
Early On Michigan
Early Signing/Baby Signs/Gestures
Embryonic Development
Enabling Devices
Fetal Development
First Years/I am Your Child
Great Start
Greenspan's Floortime
Head Start
Hearing Exchange
Hearing Impairment I
Hearing Impairment II
IDEA Resources
Infant Stimulation Games
Intellectual Disability
"How can I Help?"
Kids' Health
MacArthur-Bates Lexical Database
March of Dimes
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NEC-TAS)
Neuro Primer
Reflexes & Physical Development
PBS Parenting Information
Positive Behavioral Support
Project Find -- Michigan
PSU Early Intervention Site
The Baby Zone
The Visible Embryo
What Works Clearinghouse
Zero to Three

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