Preschool Children with Special Needs Children at Risk, Children with Disabilities

ISBN-10: 0205358799
ISBN-13: 9780205358793
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $167.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/5/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Janet W. Lerner is professor emeritus at Northeastern Illinois University, where she served as professor and chairperson of the Department of Special Education. She received the J. E. Wallace Wallin Special Education Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Exceptional Children, and was awarded the Romaine P. Mackie Award from the Pioneers Division of CEC. Dr. Lerner served as a general education teacher, a special education teacher, and a reading specialist at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. She has taught at several colleges and universities in the fields of learning disabilities, reading instruction, and special education. She served as co-editor of Learning Disabilities: An Interdisciplinary Journal, a publication of the Learning Disabilities Association of America. Dr. Lerner has authored and co-authored numerous journal articles and books, including LEARNING DISABILITIES AND RELATED DISABILITIES: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS (2014, Cengage Learning) and READING PROBLEMS: DIAGNOSIS AND TEACHING STRATEGIES (2010). Dr. Lerner is currently an adjunct professor in the PACE program at National Louis University.

Preface
Overview
Preschool Children with Special Needs
Children with Special Needs
Early Intervention
Two Age Groups: Programs for Infants and Toddlers and Programs for Preschoolers
The Number of Young Children with Disabilities Who Are Receiving Special Services
Educational Environments for Young Children with Special Needs
Cultural Diversity
Theoretical Foundations of Early Education
Summary
Key Terms
Changing Policies and Laws
Historical Perspectives
Studies of Early Childhood Intervention
Legislation and Programs for Young Children with Disabilities
Legislation and Programs for Children at Risk
Current Trends and Issues
Summary
Key Terms
Family Systems
The Family
Parent/Family Reactions to Having a Child with Special Needs
Participation of the Family in Early Intervention: A Partnership
Special Issues
Summary
Key Terms
Assessment, Learning Environments, and Curricula
Assessment and Evaluation of Young Children
Purposes of Assessment
Eligibility for Special Services
Stages of the Assessment Process
Types of Assessment Instruments
Alternative Assessment Methods
Special Considerations for Assessing Young Children
Summary
Key Terms
Environments for Learning
Types of Settings
The Law and Settings for Learning
The Process of Integrating Young Children with Special Needs with Typically Functioning Children
Early Intervention Teams
Service Coordination
Interagency Collaboration
Summary
Key Terms
Curriculum Development
Defining the Curriculum
Curriculum Routines and Schedules
Types of Early Childhood Curricula
The Role of Play in the Curriculum
Establishing the Physical Environment for Learning
The IEP and the IFSP and the Curriculum
Summary
Key Terms
Intervention
Motor Development and Medically Related Problems
Normal Motor Growth and Development
Atypical Motor Development: Delays and Disabilities
Characteristics and Types of Motor and Physical Disabilities
Medically Related Disabilities
Intervention Strategies for Children with Motor Delays and Physical Disabilities
Special Issues in Motor Development
Summary
Key Terms
Adaptive Behavior and Self-Help Skills
Adaptive Behavior in Early Childhood
Principles of Adaptive Behaviors
Toileting Skills
Eating Skills
Dressing Skills
Grooming Skills
Summary
Key Terms
Social and Emotional Development
Defining Social and Emotional Problems
Theories of Social and Emotional Development in Young Children
Types of Social and Emotional Problems in Young Children
Intervention Strategies for Young Children with Social and Emotional Difficulties
Summary
Key Terms
Communication and Language Development
Definitions of Communication, Speech, and Language
Stages of Language Development
Theories of Language Acquisition
Linguistic Systems of Language
Language Difficulties Associated with Specific Conditions
Intervention for Children with Language Problems
Summary
Key Terms
Cognitive Development
What Are Cognitive Skills?
Theories of Cognitive Development
Intervention Strategies for Teaching Cognitive Skills
Early Literacy
Using Computer Technology
Tips for Teachers: Strategies for Building Early Literacy Skills
Summary
Key Terms
Transition
Overview of Transition for Young Children with Special Needs
Factors Affecting Transitions
Planning for Transitions
Stages in a Coordinated Transition Plan
Summary
Key Terms
Tests and Assessment Instruments
Selected List of Test Publishers
Developmental Milestones: Infancy to Age Six
Individualized Family Service Plan
Glossary
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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