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Young Children with Special Needs

Young Children with Special Needs - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0131113404

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ISBN13: 978-0131113404
ISBN10: 0131113402
Edition: 4TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall
Published: 2004
International: No

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Young Children with Special Needs - 4TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131113404

Stephen R. Hooper and Warren Umansky

ISBN13: 978-0131113404
ISBN10: 0131113402
Edition: 4TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall
Published: 2004
International: No

For Introduction to Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education courses, and Early Childhood Intervention courses.

As the only volume in the field to provide in-depth treatment of early childhood special education, this edited text offers broad-based coverage of all aspects of special education for the young from a theoretical-developmental perspective. Significant attention is paid to core issues--special education's historical foundations, the growth and development of the discipline, working with families, assessment and intervention, and the use of technology. The authors provide an exceptionally thorough discussion of how children develop and what can go wrong while giving future special education teachers a solid "knowledge-content-applications" approach from which to teach children with special needs from birth to 5 years old.


  • NEW - A more user-friendly text design--Incorporating a number of visually appealing instructional aids.
  • Helps students and instructors more easily organize chapter content--provides key idea sidebars, highlight boxes, and boldface key words.
  • NEW - Thoroughly revised Chapter 6, Technology for Assessment and Intervention--Discussing the wide variety of technological aids available for both assessment and treatment.
  • Brings students up-to-date with the technological assistance available--offers a rationale for the use of assistive technology in almost every developmental domain.
  • NEW - Revised and updated coverage of social and emotional development--Emphasizing peers, friendships, and social play.
  • Ensures students realize the significance of these arenas for special needs children--reflects current research on young children with special needs.
  • NEW - Case study vignettes--To begin each chapter.
  • Introduce students to real special needs students, teachers, and classroom scenarios--give future teachers a genuine portrait of the field in which they'll work.
  • NEW - Chapter outline--At the start of each chapter.
  • Delineates the most important chapter topics--serves as a self-assessment tool at exam time.
  • A unique final chapter, Epilogue--Complete with a case study.
  • Encourages readers to consider critical/controversial issues raised in the text--uses the case study to provide a clinical framework on which to "hang" key points and pivotal issues.
  • Summary and Chapter Questions and Discussion Points--At the end of each chapter except the last.
  • Encapsulate chapter content and highlight key points--allow students to easily gauge their understanding of chapter content before moving on, create a handy study guide.
  • Recommended Resources and References sections--After chapters 1 through 11.
  • Offer students additional sources of information for assignments, research papers, or self-study.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs, Warren Umansky.
2. Developmental Processes and Factors Affecting Development, Stephen R. Hooper and Carrie Mills.
3. Partnerships with Families, Zolinda Stoneman and Mary E. Rugg.


4. Assessment of Young Children: Standards, Stages, and Approaches, Rebecca Edmondson Pretzel and Jennifer Hiemenz.
5. Intervention, Tina M. Smith and Tashawna Duncan.
6. Technology for Assessment and Intervention, Kathryn Wolff Heller.


7. Gross Motor Development, Carole W. Dennis and Kathleen A. Schlough.
8. Fine Motor, Oral Motor, Self-Care Development, Jean A. Patz and Carole W. Dennis.
9. Cognitive Development, Warren Umansky.
10. Communication, Susan Easterbrooks.
11. Social and Emotional Development, Joan Lieber and Warren Umansky.


12. Epilogue: Issues and Directions, Stephen R. Hooper and Warren Umansky.

Name Index.
Subject Index.

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