Exceptional Child Inclusion in Early Childhood Education

ISBN-10: 1401835961
ISBN-13: 9781401835965
Edition: 5th 2005 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $131.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/7/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782

This text is an authoritative guide for teachers, parents, and all related early childhood personnel who strive to design and implement quality programs for children who are developing normally and for those with developmental or behavioral challenges. The master teachers who have authorized this well-respected publication emphasize offering each child individualized learning opportunities that are developmentally appropriate and workable within a classroom that accommodates both normally developing and exceptional children. Particular attention is paid to including parents in the design of their children?s learning programs and to the inclusion of exceptional children in the classroom setting. A current, extensive list of Web sites complements the book?s content.

K. Eileen Allen, professor emerita, was a member of the Early Childhood faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle and at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. For thirty-one years she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in child development, developmental disabilities in young children, parenting, early education, and an interdisciplinary approach to early intervention and inclusion. She also trained teachers and supervised research-focused classrooms at both schools and has published seven college textbooks as well as numerous research articles and position papers in major professional journals. During her retirement, she continues to write and advocate on behalf of children and families. Her most recent book is entitled, I LIKE BEING OLD: A GUIDE TO MAKING THE MOST OF AGING.

Glynnis Edwards Cowdery has more than 25 years of experience in the early childhood education field as a teacher, program director, and inclusion facilitator.

Preface
About the Authors
Acknowledgments
An Inclusive Approach to Early Education: Special Focus: Coming Home to Regular Life
Inclusive Programs for Young Children
Federal Legislation: Early Intervention and Prevention
Normal and Exceptional Development
Developmental Disabilities: Causes and Classifications
Sensory Impairments: Vision and Hearing
Physical Disabilities and Health Problems
Behavior and Learning Disorders
Partnerships with Families
Identification and the IEP Process
Planning Transitions to Support Inclusion
Preparing Teachers for Inclusive Programs: Special Focus: Talking with Children about Death and Dying
The Developmental-Behavioral Approach
Arranging the Learning Environment
Facilitating Social Development
Facilitating Speech, Language, and Communication Development
Facilitating Preacademic and Cognitive Learning
Facilitating Self-Care and Independence Skills
Managing Problem Behaviors
Looking Ahead: Inclusion in the Nineties
Glossary
Appendix A: Selected List of Screening Tools and Assessment Instruments
Appendix B: Preschool Profile
Appendix C: Sources of Information, Support, and Training Material for Teachers and Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities
Appendix D: Becoming Aware of Baby and You: Examples of Ways to Interact with Your Baby
Index

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