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An Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs: Birth Through Age Eight, 4th Edition

  • Richard Gargiulo
  • Jennifer L. Kilgo
  • ISBN-10: 1133959253
  • ISBN-13: 9781133959250
  • 384 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2005, 2000
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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Overview

About the Product

This book offers a broad introduction to educational policies, programs, practices, and services appropriate for children birth through age eight with delays or disabilities and their families. It also does an exceptional job of addressing the issue of young children who are at-risk for future problems in learning and development. Through a host of evidence-based intervention and instructional techniques and additional related resources--including a website--the book guides students to a full understanding of important theoretical and philosophical foundations in serving children with delays or disabilities. These foundations include, but are not limited to, evidence-based decision making, developmentally and individually appropriate practices, a holistic view of young children and their families, cultural responsiveness, and activity-based intervention. The book emphasizes intervention and instructional strategies necessary for creating inclusive learning environments, and offers recommendations throughout for using technology in the learning environment. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features

  • A DEC standards integration grid makes it easy for students to connect the standards with topics in the text.

  • The book is updated with the latest research and ideas relating to caring with children with special needs.

  • A "Making Connections" feature throughout the text highlights three young children with special needs, providing readers with practical insight into the realities of caring for them.

  • A "Parent's Voice" feature helps students understand the realities that parents and families face when raising children with special needs.

  • Listings of related websites provide additional sources of information and expansion of key concepts.

  • Educational vignettes aid in comprehension and in translating theory to practice.

Reviews

"This text is well written and comprehensively covers topics and issues relevant for early childhood special education."
— Karren Streagle, Virginia Commonwealth University

About the Author

Richard Gargiulo

Richard Gargiulo, Ph.D., is a former Fulbright Scholar; President of the Alabama Federation, Council for Exceptional Children; and President of the Division of International Special Education and Services, Council for Exceptional Children.

Jennifer L. Kilgo

Jennifer Kilgo, Ed.D., is past president of the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Early Intervention, Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, and Teacher Education and Special Education.

Table of Contents

Part I: PERSPECTIVES, POLICIES, AND PRACTICES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION.
1. Foundations of Early Childhood Special Education.
2. The Context of Early Childhood Special Education.
3. Family-Based Early Childhood Services.
Part II: ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING FOR YOUNG CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.
4. Assessment of Young Children with Special Needs.
5. Delivering Services to Young Children with Special Needs.
6. Curriculum for Young Children with Special Needs.
Part III: ORGANIZATION AND INTERVENTION FOR YOUNG CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.
7. Designing Learning Environments for Young Children with Special Needs.
8. Adapting the Learning Environment for Young Children with Special Needs.
9. Strategies for Teaching Young Children with Special Needs.
Part IV: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION.
10. Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Early Childhood Special Education.

New to this edition

  • Chapter 10, "Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Early Childhood Special Education," is thoroughly revised and updated. New and increased coverage includes material on such important topics as English Language Learners, Linguistic Diversity, Bilingual Education, RTI (Response to Intervention), Assistive Technology, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Poverty and its impact on young children with special needs.
  • Increased coverage of evidence-based practices includes designing interventions, assessments, and curriculum, helping to give students practical and important information for working with children with special needs.
  • More coverage of family-based practice allows readers to fully understand the importance of working with the entire family, and offers practical ways of doing so.
  • Increased coverage of cultural responsiveness as it relates to assessment and curriculum provides important considerations for working with children from diverse backgrounds.
  • The latest recommended intervention strategies help to equip students for practice.

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

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1133956696 | ISBN-13: 9781133956693)

An online Instructor's Manual accompanies this book. It contains information to assist the instructor in designing the course, including a sample syllabus, learning objectives, teaching and learning activities, and additional print and online resources. For assessment support, the updated test bank includes true/false, multiple-choice, matching, short-answer, and essay questions for each chapter.

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Course360 Diverse Learners, Multiculturalism, Inclusion and Children with Special Needs Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111829446 | ISBN-13: 9781111829445)

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Student Supplements

LMS Integrated for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285746872 | ISBN-13: 9781285746876)
CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133956661 | ISBN-13: 9781133956662)

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133956513 | ISBN-13: 9781133956518)

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WebTutor™ on WebCT with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133956505 | ISBN-13: 9781133956501)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content 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 access to the eBook, quizzes, videos, web links, exercises, and more.

LMS Integrated for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285746783 | ISBN-13: 9781285746784)

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Course360 Diverse Learners, Multiculturalism, Inclusion and Children with Special Needs Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111829446 | ISBN-13: 9781111829445)

Course360 for Diverse Learners is a full online course, designed by a team of Instructional Designers and Subject Matter Experts specifically for online or hybrid learning environments. Our team of experts finds the best digital content in our library to teach all relevant topics, and we then write assessments to test them. Syllabus, content and assessments are all tied together through an outcomes-based framework that focuses on your students' ultimate success in the course. Course360 also works within your very own Learning Management System and is highly customizable and flexible. We can perform customization for you, or you can make modifications along the way. Either way, you have the opportunity to make the course your own.

CourseMate Instant Access, Intl. Edition  (ISBN-10: 1133956637 | ISBN-13: 9781133956631)

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 as well as learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, TeachSource Videos, and more in your Education CourseMate.