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Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children in Inclusive Settings

Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children in Inclusive Settings - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0131124882

Cover of Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children in Inclusive Settings 6TH 04 (ISBN 978-0131124882)
ISBN13: 978-0131124882
ISBN10: 0131124889
Edition: 6TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall
Published: 2004
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Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children in Inclusive Settings - 6TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131124882

Ruth Cook, M. Diane Klein and Annette Tessier

ISBN13: 978-0131124882
ISBN10: 0131124889
Edition: 6TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall
Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Updated to reflect the most recent developments in the field, this text presents the skills necessary for teachers to assist infants, young children, and their families to meet their special challenges and to develop to their fullest potential. Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children in Inclusive Settings takes a noncategorical approach that recognizes special needs, rather than special labels, and provides practical, developmentally appropriate, activity based curriculum adaptation strategies for working with children and their families. Implements recent legislation changes resulting from the reauthorization of IDEA. Enriches sections on sensory integration and phonological and phonemic awareness. Includes safety tips for home visitors, working one-on-one with aides, and augmentative communication strategies. Greenspan's model of emotional development. Focuses on parent-professional collaboration. Illustrates how to develop Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) and service coordination. For teachers in regular and special early childhood education.

Table of Contents

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: AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) Resources.
Appendix J: Periodicals Relevant to Early Intervention.
Appendix K: Web Sites Related to Early Childhood Special Education.
Glossary.
Name Index.
Subject Index.
About the Authors.

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