The Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom: Easy Ways to Adapt Learning Centers for All Children

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Easy, inexpensive ways to adapt your classroom to meet the needs of all children.
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Easy, inexpensive ways to adapt your classroom to meet the needs of all children.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This practical and thoughtful book describes in great detail ways for teachers to adjust their learning centers and classroom routines for children with special needs." - Nick Jr. Magazine

"This guidebook is filled with creative and innovative ideas for teaching and stimulating youngsters with many types of disabilitiesÂ…." - Quest Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876592038
  • Publisher: Gryphon House Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 319,181
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Patti Gould is an occupational therapist who currently works with the children from birth to 3 year-olds as an early intervention occupational therapist. She has worked as a clinical and consulting occupational therapist in public schools and childcare centers. Patti has presented teacher training workshops in a variety of settings. Joyce Sullivan has worked for 32 years as an occupational therapist with children in a variety of educational settings, including a public school setting with preschool-aged children. She currently works in the Weymouth Public Schools, Weymouth, MA. Joyce has a master's degree in developmental and educational psychology.
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Table of Contents

Preface 9
Chapter 1 Overview 13
Developmental Delays 13
Orthopedic Impairments 13
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Autism 14
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Behavioral Issues 14
Motor Planning Problems 14
Visual Impairments 14
Checklists
Developmental Delays 16
Orthopedic Impairments 17
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Autism 18
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Behavioral Issues 19
Motor Planning Problems 20
Visual Impairments 21
Circle Time 22
Art Center 23
Sand and Water Center 24
Block Center 25
Dramatic Play Center 26
Snack Time 27
Transitions 28
Fine Motor Center 29
Gross Motor Center 31
Skill Development Form 32
Chapter 2 Circle Time 33
Developmental Delays 34
Orthopedic Impairments 37
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Autism 39
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Behavioral Issues 40
Motor Planning Problems 43
Visual Impairments 44
Chapter 3 Art Center 49
Coloring and Painting 49
Developmental Delays 50
Orthopedic Impairments 51
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Autism 53
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Behavior Issues 54
Motor Planning Problems 56
Visual Impairments 57
Collage: Working with Glue and Paste 58
Developmental Delays 59
Orthopedic Impairments 60
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Autism 61
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Behavioral Issues 61
Motor Planning Problems 62
Visual Impairments 63
Using Tape 64
Developmental Delays 64
Orthopedic Impairments 65
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Autism 65
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Behavior Issues 66
Motor Planning Problems 67
Visual Impairments 68
Cutting with Scissors 68
Developmental Delays 70
Orthopedic Impairments 71
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Autism 72
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Behavioral Issues 73
Motor Planning Problems 75
Visual Impairments 76
Chapter 4 Sand and Water Center 77
Sand Table 78
Developmental Delays 79
Orthopedic Impairments 80
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Autism 81
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Behavioral Issues 82
Motor Planning Problems 84
Visual Impairments 84
Water Table 85
Developmental Delays 86
Orthopedic Impairments 87
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Autism 88
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Behavioral Issues 89
Motor Planning Problems 89
Visual Impairments 90
Chapter 5 Block Center 91
Developmental Delays 92
Orthopedic Impairments 94
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Autism 95
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Behavioral Issues 96
Motor Planning Problems 98
Visual Impairments 99
Chapter 6 Dramatic Play 101
Developmental Delays 105
Orthopedic Impairments 106
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Autism 109
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Behavioral Issues 110
Motor Planning Problems 112
Visual Impairments 113
Chapter 7 Snack Time 115
Developmental Delays 117
Orthopedic Impairments 119
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Autism 122
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Behavioral Issues 124
Motor Planning Problems 125
Visual Impairments 126
Chapter 8 Transitions 127
Developmental Delays 127
Orthopedic Impairments 129
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Autism 131
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Behavioral Issues 133
Motor Planning Problems 135
Visual Impairments 136
Chapter 9 Fine Motor Center 139
Developmental Delays 141
Orthopedic Impairments 145
Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD) and Autism 147
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Behavioral Issues 148
Motor Planning Problems 150
Visual Impairments 152
Chapter 10 Gross Motor Center 157
Indoor Play 158
Developmental Delays 160
Orthopedic Impairments 161
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Autism 162
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Behavioral Issues 164
Motor Planning Problems 165
Visual Impairments 166
Outdoor Play 167
Developmental Delays 168
Orthopedic Impairments 169
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Autism 171
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Behavioral Issues 172
Motor Planning Problems 172
Visual Impairments 173
Bibliography 175
Appendix 181
Index 191
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