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Adapting early childhood curricula for children with disabilities and special needs

Cook, Ruth E., author.
Adapting early childhood curricula for children with disabilities and special needs / Ruth E. Cook, M. Diane Klein, Deborah Chen.
Tenth edition.
Hoboken, NJ : Pearson, [2020]
xiv, 496 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Other contributors
Klein, M. Diane, author.
Chen, Deborah, author.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-483) and indexes.
  • Educating Young Children with Disabilities: The Challenge
  • In Partnership with Families
  • Developing Individualized Intervention Plans and Programs and Monitoring Progress
  • Designing Instructional Programs
  • Considerations for Teaching Children with Specific Disabilities
  • Promoting Emotional and Social Development
  • Helping Young Children Develop Motor and Self-Care Skills
  • Nurturing Communication Skills
  • Encouraging the Development of Cognitive Skills and Literacy
  • Teaming: Collaboration, Problem Solving, and Inclusion Support
  • Appendix A: Chart of Typical Development
  • Appendix B: Strategies for Helping Children with Specific Disabilities Participate in Inclusive Settings
  • Appendix C: Common Sequence of Training Steps Used in Milieu Approaches
  • Appendix D: Inclusion Support Itinerant Procedures
  • Appendix E: Roles and Responsibilities of the Special Education Staff as Related to General Education Staff in Inclusive Educational Settings
  • Appendix F: Professional Competencies in Early Childhood Special Education
Practical understanding and realistic curricular adaptations for ensuring the successful inclusion of students with special needs, ages three to eight. Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children with Disabilities and Special Needs uses a developmental focus, rather than a disability orientation, to discuss typical and atypical child development and curricular adaptations. The integrated, non-categorical approach assumes that children are more alike than different in their development. The inclusive focus assumes that attitudes, environments, and intervention strategies can be adapted so that all young children with disabilities or other special needs can be included. An essential text for today, and a valuable resource to take into the classroom tomorrow, this practical guide provides daily activities, evidence-based how-to strategies, and realistic lesson modifications that help facilitate truly inclusive classrooms. Aspiring educators will also learn to develop their collaboration and problem-solving skills to effectively work with families, colleagues, and paraprofessionals in supporting every child's positive development. The 10th Edition is updated to include enhanced discussions on working with families, children, and professionals of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and lifestyles; new tips for integrating Division for Early Childhood Recommended Practices; updated requirements for writing IEP goals and recommendations; and more. -- Provided by publisher
Subject headings
Children with disabilities--Education (Preschool)
Children with disabilities--Education (Preschool)--Curricula.
Mainstreaming in education.
9780135204450 paperback
0135204453 paperback


Blmgtn - Education Library
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LC4019.2 .C66 2020
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Columbus - University Library of Columbus
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LC4019.2 .C66 2020
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Blmgtn - Indiana Institute on Disability
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30.1 .C6 2019
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