The Exceptional Child: Inclusion in Early Childhood Education

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Delmar/Thomson Learning, 2001 - Education - 370 pages
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Presenting a high-quality educational program for young children with developmental disabilities, "The Exceptional Child: Inclusion in Early Childhood Education, 4E" combines the research, experience and talent of the experts, with real-life perspectives written by parents of children with disabilities and of those typically developing children. Focusing on the inclusion approach in working with children and families, the text offers proven recommendations for practical application as well as a problem-solving framework for dealing with challenging behavior. Students in field of special education are given guidelines, instructional strategies, and ascertain how to design learning environments to benefit children with developmental disabilities. This third edition offers increased discussions of cultural, racial, and linguistic diversity, updates on the most recent laws to help students meet certification requirements, and new findings in neuroscience relevant to very young children. The color insert describing the varying developmental domains provides a quick, yet thorough summary. The appendices include select lists of screening tools and assessment instruments, sources of information, support and training material for teachers and parents of children with developmental disabilities, and internet resources for helpful reference.

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Eileen K. Allen, Professor Emerita, University of Kansas, spent 30 years as a professor of child development and early childhood education at the University of Washington in Seattle and the University of Kansas at Lawrence. Throughout her career, Eileen was active in national and international organizations focused on the development of young children and their families, including NAEYC, the Commission on Early Childhood Teacher Education, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE).

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