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The Exceptional Child: Inclusion in Early Childhood Education, 7th Edition

  • Eileen K. Allen
  • Glynnis Edwards Cowdery
  • ISBN-10: 1111342105
  • ISBN-13: 9781111342104
  • 648 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2005, 2001
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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About the Product

THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD: INCLUSION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, 7th Edition, is the most comprehensive and applied text available on early childhood special education. The text covers foundational issues facing teachers, parents, and paraprofessionals working in inclusive early childhood settings. It begins with definitions and explanations of key topics such as inclusion, federal legislation related to young children with disabilities, and different kinds of disabilities that early childhood educators may encounter in their programs. Then, it covers various applied issues and strategies related to early childhood inclusion--such as how to teach effectively and how to manage problematic behaviors. The Developmental Behavioral approach and the importance of classroom arrangement are stressed throughout. Current research related to early childhood education and inclusion is also cited. The authors explain how to effectively work with a diverse group of children that may contain more than one child with significant challenges, and how to design optimal learning at the individual and group levels. In addition, the authors address how to give parents and caregivers a role in the special education process while encouraging children to gain independence and facilitating their self-care.

Features

  • The text serves as a comprehensive reference for students once they are working as teachers out in the field.

  • Comprehensive and up-to-date Web resources are listed at the end of each chapter.

  • The text includes the most recent findings about young children with various disabilities--including hearing and vision problems, leukemia, autism, behavior problems, and ADD/ADHD--and the most effective ways to work with them in early childhood settings.

  • Comprehensive Appendices contain various tools for future teachers, such as Developmental Checklists, sample IEPs and IFSPs, Observation Guidelines, and more.

About the Author

Eileen K. Allen

Eileen K. Allen, Professor Emerita, University of Kansas, spent 30 years as a professor of child development and early childhood education at the University of Washington in Seattle and the University of Kansas at Lawrence. Throughout her career, Eileen was active in national and international organizations focused on the development of young children and their families, including NAEYC, the Commission on Early Childhood Teacher Education, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE).

Glynnis Edwards Cowdery

Glynnis Edwards Cowdery has more than 25 years of experience in the early childhood education field as a teacher, program director, and inclusion facilitator.

Table of Contents

1. An Inclusive Approach to Early Childhood Education.
2. Federal Legislation: Early Intervention and Prevention.
3. Inclusive Programs for Young Children.
4. Normal and Exceptional Development.
5. Developmental Disabilities: Causes and Classifications.
6. Sensory Impairments: Hearing & Vision.
7. Physical Disabilities and Health Problems.
8. Learning and Behavior Disorders.
9. Partnership with Families.
10. Assessment and the IFSP/IEP Process.
11. Characteristics of Effective Teachers in Inclusive Programs.
12. The Developmental Behavioral Approach.
13. Arranging and the Learning Environment.
14. Facilitating Self- Care, Adaptive and Independence Skills.
15. Facilitating Social Development.
16. Facilitating Speech, Language, and Communication Skills.
17. Facilitating Preacademic and Cognitive Learning.
18. Managing Challenging Behaviors.
19. Planning Transitions to Support Inclusion.
Appendix A through G.
Glossary.
Index.

New to this edition

  • NEW! The text has been thoroughly updated to include the most up-to-date NAEYC guidelines on Developmentally Appropriate Practice for young children, including the 2009 NAEYC position statement on Inclusion and Developmentally Appropriate Practice.
  • NEW! Updated information is presented on Response to Intervention (RTI), IDEA, No Child Left Behind, federal legislation related to the IEP and IFSP processes, and other key topics related to young children with delays and disabilities.
  • NEW! Each chapter now contains a Case Study--a real life example related to the subject of the chapter--which provides students with a hands-on opportunity to read, reflect, and apply what they have learned.
  • NEW! “Section Wrap Ups” include Special Focus pieces--first person accounts written by parents and professionals that provide real life perspectives on inclusion. These “Section Wrap Ups” also contain application questions and information about accompanying TeachSource Video Cases (which can be viewed on the book’s companion website, Early Childhood Education CourseMate).
  • NEW! A new marginal glossary helps students master important terms and concepts.
  • NEW! Updated checklists and forms are provided, serving as useful resources for early childhood educators to use in their future practice.
  • NEW! An abundant number of new and current photos are integrated throughout the Seventh Edition to engage student readers and illustrate key points.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

eBank Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 111130291X | ISBN-13: 9781111302917)

The Instructor’s Manual presents a chapter-by-chapter plan for organizing a course using this textbook. Features include a chapter outline, in- and out-of-classroom activities to enhance student learning, lecture suggestions, discussion topics, references and helpful websites, and answers to review questions in the textbook. In addition, there is a test bank containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and completion questions for each chapter. Chapter outlines, in- and out-of-classroom activities, lecture suggestions, discussion topics, references, helpful websites, answers to review questions in the text, test bank.

PowerLecture with ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1111520984 | ISBN-13: 9781111520984)

This one-stop digital library and presentation tool consolidates your media resources, including preassembled Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides, an image library with graphics from the book, and TeachSource Video Cases. In addition to a full Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank, PowerLecture™ also includes ExamView® testing software with all the test items from the Test Bank in electronic format, enabling you to create customized tests in print or online. Updated Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides, Updated Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank, NEW Video Cases.

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Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111677298 | ISBN-13: 9781111677299)

Cengage Learning's Education CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD: INCLUSION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, 7th Edition.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111302790 | ISBN-13: 9781111302795)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content for use within your Course Management System. Whether you want to Web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including videos, quizzes, Web links, and more. Visit http://webtutor.cengage.com to learn more.

WebTutor™ on WebCT with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111302812 | ISBN-13: 9781111302818)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content for use within your Course Management System. Whether you want to Web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including videos, quizzes, Web links, and more. Visit http://webtutor.cengage.com to learn more.

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