Adapting early childhood curricula for children in inclusive settings

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Merrill, 1996 - Education - 507 pages
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This comprehensive book takes a non-categorical approach to preparing future early childhood teachers to help infants and young children with disabilities meet their challenges and develop to their fullest potential. The result is a versatile and compelling resource of field experience. Coverage is organized around four themes: how all young children learn, children in the context of their family, traditional developmental domains, and the need to take a synthesized view of the żwholeż child. Dozens of developmentally-appropriate, activity-based strategies for adapting curriculum to suit both children and their families are provided in every chapter. For future early childhood education teachers who will work with exceptional children and need to focus on special needs rather than special labels.

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Challenge
8
Emotional Needs of Families with Children Who Have Special Needs
50
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About the author (1996)

Ruth Beaumont Cook is the author of "North Across the River." She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dr. M. Diane Klein is a speech and language pathologist, as well as a professor of early childhood special education. She is a member of various professional organizations including the Council on Exceptional Children, the American Speech Language Hearing Association, and the Division for Childhood Communication Disorders. She is a frequent lecturer at conventions and seminars and is the keynote speaker for the Southwest Los Angeles County Special Education Preschool Staff Development conference in April 2000.

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