Inclusive Early Childhood Education: Merging Positive Behavioral Supports, Activity-Based Intervention, and Developmentally Appropriate Practice / Edition 1

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Inclusive Early Childhood Education presents the theory and practice in educating young children in inclusive educational settings. You'll get complete discussion of the most effective practices in positive behavioral support, activities-based intervention, and developmentally appropriate practice for educating all children in inclusive settings. The text emphasizes merging early childhood and early childhood special education disciplines. Written for undergraduate and graduate education students, this text bridges the gap between introductory/survey courses and assessment/methods classes.

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Discusses how to merge early childhood and early childhood special education disciplines. Focuses on the most effective practices in positive behavioral support, activities-based intervention, and developmentally appropriate practice for educating all children, including those with disabilities, in inclusive settings. Features vignettes illustrating practices, and consistent emphasis on team work and partnership with families. Includes b&w photos and sample plans. The authors are affiliated with Tennessee Technological University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766802735
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/13/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.94 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

David Dean Richey, Ph.D. is an Associate Dean, at College of Education and a Professor of Special Education. He is a Member of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and the Division for Early Childhood (DEC).

John J. Wheeler, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Tennessee Technological University

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Table of Contents

Contents. Contributors. Forward. Preface. SECTION 1 Principles: Overview. Introduction. Family/Professional Partnerships. Principles of PBS. Principles of ABI. Principles of DAP. Section 2: Procedures: Overview. Assessment. Effective Intervention. Section 3: Issues: Overview. Respecting Cultural Diversity. Future Directions in Inclusive Early Childhood Education. Section 4:Applications. Overview. Applying PBS, ABI, and DAP in Inclusive Infant/Toddler Settings. Applying PBS, ABI, and DAP in Inclusive Preschool and Kindergarten Settings. Applying PBS, ABI, and DAP in Inclusive Early Elementary Grades.

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