The Inclusive Learning Center Book: For Preschool Children with Special Needs

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Gryphon House, Inc., 2005 - Education - 336 pages
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The Inclusive Learning Center Book is designed for teachers and directors who work with all young children, including those with special needs. Offering both traditional and unique centers, the plans for each center include learning objectives, letters to parents, layout, vocabulary, props, activities, and literacy connections. The final section has assessment and evaluation tools. The activities in the 31 learning centers include ways to adapt each center for children with a variety of special needs, such as physical challenges, speech and language problems, developmental and/or cognitive delays, behavioral challenges, visual challenges, and autism spectrum disorder.

 

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Contents

Introduction
13
Evaluating the Individual Child
20
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41
Art Center 46 Layout of the Water Center
63
Sand Center 55 Teacher and ParentCollected Props
72
Water Center 62 Layout of the Gross Motor Center
80
Fine Motor Center
87
PreWriting Center
96
Vision Center
239
Hearing Center
247
Tactile Center
255
In and Out Center
262
Ball Center
270
Big and Little Center
278
Pet Shop Center
287
Evaluation of Centers
295

Sododramatic Centers
105
Grocery Store Center
115
Gardening Center
167
Nighttime Center
175
Restaurant Center
183
Unique Centers
193
Building and Creating Items
303
Milk Carton Blocks
309
Childrens Book Index
317
13
320
26
327
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About the author (2005)

Christy Isbell, PhD, OT, is the program director and associate professor for the Occupational Therapy Program at Milligan College in Tennessee. She teaches child development, human development, and pediatric therapy courses for the Masters of Occupational Therapy Program. Isbell is Board Certified in Pediatrics and maintains speciality training in sensory integration and neuro-developmental treatment techniques. Rebecca Isbell, Ph.D., is Director of the Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development. Additionally, Rebecca designed a statewide training program for early childhood educators, and has written several books, including The Inclusive Learning Center Book. She is a sought-after presenter and keynote speaker for regional, national, and international early childhood conferences and training meetings.

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