The Exceptional Child: Inclusion in Early Childhood Education, 8th Edition
- Eileen K. Allen
- Glynnis Edwards Cowdery
- ISBN-10: 1285432371
- ISBN-13: 9781285432373
- 624 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2005
- COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD: INCLUSION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, 8th Edition, is the most comprehensive and applied text available on early childhood special education. The text covers foundational issues facing teachers, parents, and paraprofessionals who work 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. Guidelines for working effectively with linguistically and culturally diverse children and families are woven throughout.
"This is an excellent text for teaching ECSE. It is up-to-date and student friendly."
— Elizabeth Elliott, Florida Gulf Coast University
SECTION 1: EARLY INTERVENTION AND PUBLIC POLICY.
1. An Inclusive Approach to Early Education.
2. Federal Legislation: Early Intervention and Prevention.
3. Inclusive Programs for Young Children.
Section 1 Wrap Up: Early Intervention & Public Policy.
SECTION 2: LIKENESSES AND DIFFERENCES AMONG CHILDREN.
4. Normal and Exceptional Development.
5. Developmental Disabilities: Causes and Classifications.
6. Sensory Impairments: Hearing and Vision.
7. Physical Disabilities and Health Problems.
8. Learning and Behavior Disorders.
Section 2 Wrap Up: Likenesses and Differences Among Children.
SECTION 3: PLANNING FOR INCLUSION.
9. Partnership with Families.
10. Assessment and the IFSP/IEP Process.
11. Characteristics of Effective Teachers in Inclusive Programs.
Section 3 Wrap Up: Planning for Inclusion.
SECTION 4: IMPLEMENTING INCLUSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS.
12. The Developmental-Behavioral Approach.
13. Arranging the Learning Environment.
14. Facilitating Self-Care, Adaptive, and Independence Skills.
15. Facilitating Social Development.
16. Facilitating Speech, Language, and Communication Skills.
17. Facilitating Pre-Academic and Cognitive Learning.
18. Managing Challenging Behaviors.
19. Planning Transitions to Support Inclusion.
Section 4 Wrap Up: Implementing Inclusive Early Childhood Programs.
Appendix A: Culminating Activities.
Appendix B: Skill Profile (0–72 Months).
Appendix C: Sources of Information, Support, and Training Material for Teachers and Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities.
Appendix D: Early Learning and Developmental Diversity.
Appendix E: Sample IFSP Form.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
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