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Strategies for Including Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Settings

Strategies for Including Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Settings - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0827383524

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ISBN13: 978-0827383524
ISBN10: 0827383525
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Delmar Publications
Published: 2001
International: No
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Strategies for Including Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Settings - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0827383524

M. Diane Klein, Ruth E. Cook and Anne Marie Richardson-Gibbs

ISBN13: 978-0827383524
ISBN10: 0827383525
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Delmar Publications

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This practical, hands-on guide is required reading for early childhood professionals who work with children with special needs - from ECE professionals to parents. It includes information on the most common disabilities, including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, visual impairment, and behavior disorders, as well as strategies and activities to facilitate the children's participation in all components of the daily routine. It also shows how to adapt common early childhood activities for children of varying abilities to maximize their achievements. This is an invaluable resource to promote success in school for all children.

Author Bio

Klein, M. Diane : California State University, Los Angeles, California

Diane M. Klein Ph.D, CCC-SLP California State University, Los Angeles, California .

Dr. M. Diane Klein is a speech and language pathologist, as well as a professor of early childhood special education. She is a member of various professional organizations including the Council on Exceptional Children, the American Speech Language Hearing Association, and the Division for Childhood Communication Disorders. She is a frequent lecturer at conventions and seminars and is the keynote speaker for the Southwest Los Angeles County Special Education Preschool Staff Development conference in April 2000.


Cook, Ruth E. : Santa Clara University, Santa Clara

Ruth E. Cook, Ph.D Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California.

Ruth E. Cook is a Professor of Early Childhood Special Education, at Santa Clara Univeristy in Santa Clara, California.


Richardson-Gibbs, Ann M. : California State University, Los Angeles

Anne Marie Richardson-Gibbs, M.A. California State University, Los Angeles, California.

Anne Marie Richardson-Gibbs is the Director of the Centro di Ninos y Padres Early Intervention Center, at California State University in Los Angeles, California.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction


Chapter 1: Generic Teaching Strategies.
Chapter 2: Characteristics of Disabilities.
Chapter 3: Arranging the Physical Environment.
Chapter 4: Preventing and Managing Challenging Behaviors.
Chapter 5: Monitoring Children's Progress.
Chapter 6: Arrival and Departure and Designing Effective Transitions.
Chapter 7: Free Play.
Chapter 8: Circle Time.
Chapter 9: Table top Activities.
Chapter 10: Outside Activities.
Chapter 11: Snack.
Chapter 12: Music and Rhythm.
Chapter 13: Supporting Emergent Literacy and Using Pictures and Print.
Chapter 14: Communicating with Families.
Chapter 15: Understanding the Roles of Disability Specialists.
Chapter 16: Working with Paraeducators


Appendix: Adaptations of familiar early childhood activities for children with disabilities, End of Chapter Resources.