Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children in Inclusive Settings / Edition 6by Ruth Cook, Annette Tessier, M. Diane Klein
Pub. Date: 08/12/2003
Updated to reflect the most recent developments in the field, this text presents the skills necessary for teachers to assist infants, young children, and their families to meet their special challenges and to develop to their fullest potential. Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children in Inclusive Settings takes a noncategorical approach that recognizes special needs, rather than special labels, and provides practical, developmentally appropriate, activity based curriculum adaptation strategies for working with children and their families. Implements recent legislation changes resulting from the reauthorization of IDEA. Enriches sections on sensory integration and phonological and phonemic awareness. Includes safety tips for home visitors, working one-on-one with aides, and augmentative communication strategies. Greenspan's model of emotional development. Focuses on parent-professional collaboration. Illustrates how to develop Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) and service coordination. For teachers in regular and special early childhood education.
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Table of Contents1. Introduction.
2. Providing for Special Needs in Early Education: The Challenge.
3. In Partnership with Families.
4. Recognizing Special Needs and Monitoring Progress.
5. Developing Individualized Intervention Plans and Programs.
6. Implementing Intervention and Instructional Strategies.
7. Promoting Social and Emotional Development.
8. Helping Young Children Develop Motor Skills.
9. Nurturing Communication Skills.
10. Encouraging the Development of Cognitive Skills and Literacy.
11. Effective Use of Paraprofessionals in Early Intervention Programs.
Appendix A: Chart of Typical Development.
Appendix B: Find Your Child's Speech and Hearing Age.
Appendix C: Reflexes, Reactions, and Implications.
Appendix D: Referral Signals Checklist.
Appendix E: Competencies for Trainees in Early Childhood Special Education.
Appendix F: Individual Materials for Use with Young Children: A Sampling.
Appendix G: AAC (Auhmentative and Alternative Communication) Resources.
Appendix H: Periodicals Relevant to Early Intervention.
Appendix I: Websites Related to Early Childhood Special Education.
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