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The Exceptional Child: Inclusion in Early Childhood Education / Edition 7
     

The Exceptional Child: Inclusion in Early Childhood Education / Edition 7

by Eileen K. Allen, Glynnis Edwards Cowdery
 

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ISBN-10: 1111342105

ISBN-13: 9781111342104

Pub. Date: 01/01/2011

Publisher: Cengage Learning

An exceptional work for teaching the exceptional child, this book offers students and professionals an advantageous resource in providing young children with developmental disabilities with high quality educational programs. The book combines the research, experience, and talent of the experts with real-life perspectives, written by parents of children with

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An exceptional work for teaching the exceptional child, this book offers students and professionals an advantageous resource in providing young children with developmental disabilities with high quality educational programs. The book combines the research, experience, and talent of the experts with real-life perspectives, written by parents of children with disabilities and of those typically developing. Using the NAEYC guidelines for developmentally appropriate practice as a foundation for programs for all young children, it expands upon the inclusion approach to promote successful learning environments for children with developmental disabilities. Proven recommendations for practical application, as well as a problem-solving framework for dealing with challenging behavior are advised in an appropriate manner. A color insert describing varying developmental domains provides a quick, yet thorough summary. Increased discussions of cultural, racial, and linguistic diversity, as well as updates on the most recent findings in neuroscience relevant to very young children, and internet-based resources have also been added to this edition. As a well written, discerning text, "The Exceptional Child: Inclusion in Early Childhood Education" is an invaluable complement to the educational endeavors of all those in the profession.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111342104
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
PSY 683 Psychology of the Exceptional Child Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
648
Sales rank:
794,814
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Section IEarly Intervention and Public Policy1
Chapter 1An Inclusive Approach to Early Education2
Inclusion Defined3
Inclusion in Perspective5
Rationale for Inclusive Early Education6
Supporting Inclusion: Implications for Teachers11
Benefits of Inclusion13
Concerns and Challenges of Inclusion14
Summary16
Special Focus: Coming Home to Regular Life--Vickie Louden19
Special Focus: What My Children and I Learned from Inclusion--Kathy Bylenok20
Chapter 2Inclusive Programs for Young Children22
Where Are Inclusive Early Childhood Programs?23
Recommended Practices for Inclusive Early Childhood Programs25
Essential Elements of Inclusive Programs Serving Children Birth to 227
Essential Elements of Inclusive Programs Serving Children 3-530
Essential Elements of Inclusive Programs Serving Children 6-832
Summary34
Chapter 3Federal Legislation: Early Intervention and Prevention37
The Early Intervention Movement38
Public Policy and the Gifted39
Landmark Legislation and People with Disabilities40
Inclusion and Case Law46
Prevention and Related Legislation46
Summary50
Section IILikenesses and Differences Among Children53
Chapter 4Normal and Exceptional Development54
What Is Normal or Typical Development?56
What Is Atypical or Exceptional Development?59
Children at Developmental Risk61
Summary64
Chapter 5Developmental Disabilities: Causes and Classifications67
Causes of Developmental Differences68
Poverty74
Classification of Developmental Disabilities75
Summary81
Chapter 6Sensory Impairments: Hearing and Vision85
Deafness and Hearing Loss86
Blindness and Vision Impairments92
Summary98
Chapter 7Physical Disabilities and Health Problems102
Physical Disabilities103
Health Problems109
Health Problems and Classroom Practices116
Summary117
Chapter 8Learning and Behavior Disorders121
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)122
History of ADHD122
Learning Disabilities124
Behavior Disorders130
Pervasive Developmental Disorders131
Eating and Elimination Disorders133
Summary134
Section IIIPlanning for Inclusion137
Chapter 9Partnership with Families138
Family Patterns and Expectations139
The Parent-Teacher Partnership144
Summary152
Chapter 10Assessment and the IFSP/IEP Process156
Assessment of Young Children157
The Process of Early Identification158
Teachers' Role in Early Identification161
Individualized Family Service Plan168
Individualized Education Plans (IEP)171
Summary177
Chapter 11Preparing Teachers for Inclusive Programs181
Teacher Training and Retraining182
The Applied Developmental Approach185
Summary193
Section IVImplementing Inclusive Early Childhood Programs197
Chapter 12The Developmental-Behavioral Approach198
Developmental and Behavioral Principles: A Blend199
Behavior Principles and Practices201
Step-by-Step Learning208
Learning by Imitation210
Summary211
Chapter 13Arranging the Learning Environment214
The Inclusive Environment215
Preventive Discipline216
Arrangements for Learning216
Planning Early Learning Environments221
Scheduling223
Transitions227
Summary228
Chapter 14Facilitating Social Development231
Social Skills and Overall Development232
Appropriate Social Skills: What Are They?233
Acquiring Social Skills234
Teacher-Structured Peer Interactions245
Summary246
Chapter 15Facilitating Speech, Language, and Communication Development249
Defining Speech, Language, and Communication Skills250
Language Acquisition250
Sequences in Language Acquisition251
The Naturalistic Language-Learning Environment256
Speech Irregularities259
Bilingualism and English as a Second Language261
Summary263
Chapter 16Facilitating Preacademic and Cognitive Learning266
Preacademics and Emerging Literacy267
Identity Crisis267
Banning Academics: III-Advised?268
Preacademic Experiences268
Planning and Presenting Preacademics279
Summary281
Chapter 17Facilitating Self-Care, Adaptive, and Independence Skills285
Self-Care Skills and the Curriculum286
Self-Care Skills and the Teacher290
Summary297
Chapter 18Managing Challenging Behaviors300
Developmentally Normal Deviations301
Summary313
Chapter 19Planning Transitions to Support Inclusion Sarah Hadden and Susan Fowler316
Transitions During Early Childhood Services317
Transition From Early Intervention Services to Preschool Services317
Transition to Kindergarten325
Conclusion330
Summary331
Glossary334
Appendix ASelected List of Screening Tools and Assessment Instruments for Use with Infants and Young Children345
Appendix BPreschool Profile348
Appendix CSources of Information, Support, and Training Material for Teachers and Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities351
Appendix DOn-Line Resources354
Appendix EBecoming Aware of Baby and You: Ways to Interact with Your Baby356
Index359

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