Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children with Special Needs

Author: Ruth E. Cook
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134042204
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Note: This is the loose-leaf version of Early Childhood Curricula for Children with Special Needs and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN 0134019415. Here are practical, realistic curricular adaptations for ensuring successful inclusion of students with special needs. This highly readable, well researched, and current resource uses a developmental focus, rather than a disability orientation, to discuss typical and atypical child development and curricular adaptations, and encourage the treatment of students as children first, without regard to their learning differences. This integrated but non-categorical approach assumes that children are more alike than different in their development, and avoids the negative impact of labeling children with disability categorical names. The inclusive focus assumes that attitudes, environments, and intervention strategies can be accepted so that all young children with special needs can be included. Combining systematic instruction with naturalistic instruction embedded in daily activities, Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children with Special Needs, 9/e provides numerous how-to strategies derived from evidence-based practices, making it invaluable as a text today and a resource to take into the classroom tomorrow. Future professionals get examples of practical, realistic curricular adaptations that make inclusive education successful; see how to deal effectively with families and others by developing essential skills in listening, communication, conflict resolution problem solving, and biases and prejudices. Unique to this text is a section including practical recommendations for working effectively with paraprofessionals. Comprehensive without being overwhelming, the book encourages reflective practice. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and internet resources. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children with Special Needs Pearson New International Edition

Author: Ruth E. Cook
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292052481
Format: PDF, ePub
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For students taking courses in early childhood special education. A practical, activity-based approach to early childhood special education built on a foundation of theory and research. This comprehensive text on early childhood special education emphasizes a developmental focus over a disability focus. The authors believe that children are more alike than different in their developmental processes and avoids the negative impact of labeling children with disability categorical names. The authors have produced a book that offers educators a practical and effective guide to finding learning opportunities within daily curriculum activities and routine. The current edition maintains the focus on inclusive, family-centered, real-world approaches that are also theoretically based. The text also provides ample detail related to specific intervention strategies that enhance teachers’ ability to work with young children with special needs and their families. Readable and practical, the illustrations of techniques and strategies throughout make this text a valuable resource long after students leave their formal education.

Handbook of Research Based Practice in Early Education

Author: D. Ray Reutzel
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462519253
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written expressly for early childhood educators, and those who support their professional development, this handbook distills essential knowledge about how to help all PreK-3 learners succeed. Leading experts describe doable ways to create effective learning environments and implement instructional practices with a strong evidence base. Engaging vignettes illustrate discussions of such topics as differentiated instruction, response to intervention, the Common Core standards, social and emotional learning, assessment, and teaching across the curriculum. Each chapter links cutting-edge research to practical applications, examples, and professional development activities.

Brief Reference of Student Disabilities

Author: Lee Brattland Nielsen
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412966337
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides an introduction to different disabilities and disorders with information about the 2004 reauthorization of IDEA.

Young Children with Special Needs

Author: Stephen R Hooper
Publisher: Pearson Education (Us)
ISBN: 9780135012314
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For Introduction to Special Education courses, Early Childhood Special Education courses, and Early Childhood Intervention courses.For over thirty years, Young Children with Special Needs has provided the field with an in-depth treatment of early childhood special education. This classic, edited book offers broad-based coverage of all aspects of special education for the young from a theoretical-developmental perspective. In the Fifth Edition, the authors continue to provide an exceptionally thorough discussion of how children develop and what can go wrong while giving future special education teachers a solid 'knowledge-content-applications' approach from which to teach children with special needs from birth to 5 years old. Significant attention is paid to core issues including special education's historical foundations, the growth and development of the discipline, working with families, assessment and intervention, the use of technology, and cultural competency. Readers will appreciate the revised and reorganized content of the entire text, integration of diversity issues throughout the text, integrated case studies in each chapter, a new user-friendly appearance, helpful instructional and study aids, and standardized terminology for ease of learning. Interesting, appealing, practical and inspiring, Young Children with Special Needs, Fifth Edition, retains its classic status and will continue to be the best resource for preparing the future educators of our young."

Assistive Technology in the Classroom

Author: Amy G. Dell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780134170411
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and the loose-leaf version. This up-to-date book shows how assistive technology can be used in all kinds of classrooms, at all grade levels, to enhance the teaching and learning of students with a wide range of disabilities. The emphasis is on the integration of assistive technology into the curriculum. It addresses the challenges teachers face when using assistive technology to teach new skills to students with disabilities, to increase their independence and productivity, and to provide them with access to the general education curriculum. The text discusses disability categories within the context of school-related tasks and technology-based solutions to avoid misleading readers into simply pairing a certain diagnosis with a certain tech tool. The new edition of Assistive Technology in the Classroom keeps readers abreast of relevant new developments in mobile devices and assistive technology through a new chapter on how to use assistive technology to create visual supports and promote positive behavior, chapter updates on available mobile devices, expanded information on Universal Design for Learning, and additional ideas and discussion on how to match technology tools to a student's specific needs and strengths. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later. 0134170415 / 9780134170411 Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Enhancing the School Experiences of Students with Disabilities, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134170741 / 9780134170749 Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Enhancing the Experiences of Students with Disabilities, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card 013427699X / 9780134276991 Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Enhancing the School Experiences of Students with Disabilities, Loose-Leaf Version

Foundations of Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education

Author: Effie P. Kritikos
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0132999854
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Foundations of Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education gives pre-service and in-service early childhood and special education teachers the tools they need to best meet the needs of all children in their classrooms. Using a clear, accessible approach, the authors present the ideas in a way that is applicable both at home and in the classroom. A variety of formal and informal assessments are described, along with a number of practical skills for working effectively with all children. Real-life case studies help to explain the main ideas of each chapter, and a variety of web links plus current research help readers further explore the topics presented.

Engagement of Every Child in the Preschool Classroom

Author: R. A. McWilliam
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557668578
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Proven strategies teachers can roll out classroom-wide to keep young children engaged, the key to improving their learning, behavior, and social interaction skills

Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children in Inclusive Settings

Author: Ruth E. Cook
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131124882
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 "whole" 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 onspecial needsrather thanspecial labels.