Young Children with Special Needs: An Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education / Edition 1

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Brand NEW !!!! SHIPS FAST, 2 to 4 Business days Delivery from the business day you pay within Continental USA if you pay EXPEDITED SHIP OPTION.: Description: 304 Pages: Delmar ... Cengage Learning; 1 edition (December 23, 1999) : This book is dedicated to addressing the educational needs of young children with delays and disabilities, as well as those with anticipated learning difficulties. The authors take a practical approach to sharing a wealth of knowledge in this introduction to the educational policies, programs, practices, and services appropriate to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who exhibit such characteristics. They employ educational vignettes, an Online Resource Web site with a host of supporting materials, photographs, tables and figures to make research-based theories and philosophical foundations take on practical meaning for the reader. New to this edition is an emphasis on instructional strategies and pedagogical recommendations necessary for creating inclusive learning environments, as well as suggestions for incorporating technology into the learning environment, especially adaptive/assistive technology. Read more Show Less

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Focuses on children from birth to age five—-young children generally referred to as infants, toddlers, and preschoolers—-who are at-risk for school success due to such factors as congenital disorders, developmental problems, and environmental factors such as poverty, abuse, and cultural and linguistic differences. This text explores the current issues in the field of inclusion: family issues, assessment practices, and cultural diversity. The authors provide a solid, comprehensive, and well-researched text to introduce students to the field of early childhood special education.
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This text focuses on children from birth to age five who, because of developmental problems, congenital disorders, or environmental problems such as poverty or abuse, may be less likely to succeed in school. Gargiulo and Kilgo (education, U. of Alabama, Birmingham) explain early childhood intervention methods and cover the latest Federal law requirements, giving examples and specific instructions for the new IEP and IFSP requirements. The book also describes how to design a curriculum and specialized learning environments for young children with special needs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534541446
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Education Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I. PERSPECTIVES, POLICIES, AND PRACTICES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION. 1. Foundations of Early Childhood Special Education. 2. Perspectives on Early Childhood Special Education. 3. Family Involvement. PART II. IDENTIFYING AND ASSESSING YOUNG CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. 4. Initial Assessment of Young Children with Known or Suspected Disabilities. 5. Assessment for Program Planning and Evaluation. PART III. PLANNING AND ORGANIZING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. 6. Delivering Services to Young Children with Special Needs. 7. Curriculum for Young Children with Special Needs. 8. Designing Learning Environments for Young Children with Special Needs. 9. Teaching Strategies for Young Children with Special Needs. PART IV. A LOOK TO THE FUTURE. 10. Contemporary Issues and Challenges.
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