This comprehensive, practical book is built on solid theory and evidence-based practices from both the fields of Special Education and Early Childhood Education. When the first edition was conceived in 1980, the authors encountered students who either had a strong special education background or a strong early childhood (child development) background. Each group had a lot to learn from the other and a lot to contribute to the other. The original purpose was to bring together the best from both fields into Early Childhood Special Education.
The book continues to take a practical, “activity based” approach that is theoretically sound and current. It also provides ample detail related to specific intervention strategies that enhance the effective use of embedded learning opportunities within daily curriculum activities and routines. Its relatively jargon free, “readable” approach, that is built on evidence-based practices, make it appropriate for a wide range of readers. The illustrations of techniques and strategies throughout make it sustainable as a resource.. It has always encouraged a family-centered, inclusive approach to working with young children with special needs and their families.
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Balanced, comprehensive coverage translates current best practice into adoptions for mainstream classes, early intervention programs, home-based programs, and public preschools. Appropriate for two or four year programs.From the Back Cover:
Updated to reflect the most recent developments in the field, this text presents the skills necessary for teachers to assist infants, young children, and their families to meet their special challenges and to develop to their fullest potential. Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children in Inclusive Settings takes a noncategorical approach that recognizes special needs, rather than special labels, and provides practical, developmentally appropriate, activity based curriculum adaptation strategies for working with children and their families. Implements recent legislation changes resulting from the reauthorization of IDEA. Enriches sections on sensory integration and phonological and phonemic awareness. Includes safety tips for home visitors, working one-on-one with aides, and augmentative communication strategies. Greenspan's model of emotional development. Focuses on parent-professional collaboration. Illustrates how to develop Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) and service coordination. For teachers in regular and special early childhood education.
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