Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children in Inclusive Settings

Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children in Inclusive Settings

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For Early Childhood Special Education methods courses. This comprehensive text takes a non-categorical approach to preparing future early childhood teachers to help infants and young children with disabilities meet their challenges and develop to their fullest potential. Coverage is organized around four themes: how all young children learn, children in the context of their family, traditional developmental domains, and the need to take a synthesized view of the "whole" child. Dozens of developmentally-appropriate, activity-based strategies for adapting curriculum to suit both children and their families are provided in every chapter. The result is a versatile, compelling resource that teaches students who will work with exceptional children to focus on special needs rather than special labels.
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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 190.5 x 233.68 x 30.48mm | 884.5g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0131124889
  • 9780131124882

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1. Providing for Special Needs in Early Education: The Challenge. 2. In Partnership with Families. 3. Recognizing Special Needs and Monitoring Progress. 4. Developing Individualized Intervention Plans and Programs. 5. Implementing Intervention and Instructional Strategies. 6. Promoting Social and Emotional Development. 7. Helping Young Children Develop Motor Skills. 8. Nurturing Communication Skills. 9. Encouraging the Development of Cognitive Skills and Literacy. 10. Providing Inclusion Support to Young Children with Special Needs in Community-Based Settings. Appendix A: Chart of Typical Development. Appendix B: Find Your Child's Speech and Hearing Age. Appendix C: Reflexes, Reactions, and Implications. Appendix D: Referral Signals Checklist. Appendix E: Competencies for Trainees in Early Childhood Special Education. Appendix F: Individual Materials for Use with Young Children: A Sampling. Appendix G: Strategies for Helping Children with Specific Disabilities Participate in Inclusive Settings. Appendix H: Inclusion Support Itinerant Procedures. Appendix I: Web Sites Related to Early Childhood Special Education. Appendix J: Periodicals Relevant to Early Intervention. Glossary. Name Index. Subject Index. About the Authors.
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