The exceptional child : inclusion in early childhood education / K. Eileen Allen, Glynnis Cowdery.
- ISBN: 9781285432373 (paperback)
- ISBN: 1285432371 (paperback)
- ISBN: 1305495993
- ISBN: 9781305495999
- Physical Description: xxiv, 594 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm
- Publisher: Stamford, CT Cengage Learning, 
- Copyright: ©2015
Previous edition: Belmont, California: Wadsworth, 2012.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Section 1. Early intervention and public policy. An inclusive approach to early education -- Federal legislation : early intervention and prevention -- Inclusive programs for young children -- Section 2. Likenesses and differences among children. Normal and exceptional development -- Developmental disabilities : causes and classifications -- Sensory impairments : hearing and vision -- Physical disabilities and health problems -- Learning and behavior disorders -- Section 3. Planning for inclusion. Partnership with families -- Assessment and the IFSP/IEP process -- Characteristics of effective teachers in inclusive programs -- Section 4. Implementing inclusive early childhood programs. The developmental-behavioral approach -- Arranging the learning environment -- Facilitating self-care, adaptive, and independence skills -- Facilitating social development -- Facilitating speech, language, and communication skills -- Facilitating pre-academic and cognitive learning -- Managing challenging behaviors -- Planning transitions to support inclusion.
Filled with research about all aspects of educating young children with special needs, this book discusses key approaches and tools needed to provide an optimal setting for young exceptional children with special needs and their families.
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