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Walker, D., Harjusola-Webb, S., Small, C., Bigelow, K., & Kirk, S.M. (2005). Forming research partnerships to promote communication of infants and young children in child care. Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series,6, 69 – 81.
Walker, D. Bigelow, K. Harjusola-Webb, S. (2008). Increasing communication and language-learning opportunities for infants and toddlers. Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series #10, 105-121.
Warren, S. F. and Walker, D. (2005). Fostering Early Communication and Language Development, in Handbook of Research Methods in Developmental Science (ed D.M. Teti), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756676.ch13
In this chapter, we describe the framework of a developmental model of communication and language intervention that is emerging in the research literature. Second, we discuss in more depth two promising areas of early intervention research: fostering prelinguistic communication development in very young children with developmental delays and fostering language development in young children developmentally at-risk due to impoverished environments. We conclude with a discussion of future research directions.