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Preschool children with special needs : children at risk and children with disabilities

Author: Janet W Lerner; Barbara Lowenthal; Rosemary Egan
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Lerner, Janet W.
Preschool children with special needs.
Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2003
(OCoLC)970626325
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet W Lerner; Barbara Lowenthal; Rosemary Egan
ISBN: 0205358799 9780205358793
OCLC Number: 50235027
Description: xiv, 367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Overview --
1. Preschool children with special needs --
Children with special needs --
Early intervention --
Two age groups : programs for infants and toddlers and programs for preschoolers --
The number of young children with disabilities who are receiving special services --
Educational environments for young children with special needs --
Cultural diversity --
Theoretical foundations of early education --
Summary --
Key terms --
2. Changing policies and laws --
Historical perspectives --
Studies of early childhood intervention --
Legislation and programs for young children with disabilities --
Legislation and programs for children at risk --
Current trends and issues --
Summary --
Key terms --
3. Family systems --
The family --
Parent/family reactions to having a child with special needs --
Participation of the family in early intervention : a partnership --
Special issues --
Summary --
Key terms. pt. 2. Assessment, learning environments, and curricula --
4. Assessment and evaluation of young children --
Purposes of assessment --
Eligibility for special services --
Stages of the assessment process --
Types of assessment instruments --
Alternative assessment methods --
Special considerations for assessing young children --
Summary --
Key terms --
5. Environments for learning --
Types of settings --
The law and settings for learning --
The process of integrating young children with special needs with typically functioning children --
Early intervention teams --
Service coordination --
Interagency collaboration --
Summary --
Key terms --
6. Curriculum development --
Defining the curriculum --
Curriculum routines and schedules --
Types of early childhood curricula --
The role of play in the curriculum --
Establishing the physical environment for learning --
The IEP and the IFSP and the curriculum --
Summary --
Key terms. pt. 3. Intervention --
7. Motor development and medically related problems --
Normal motor growth and development --
Atypical motor development : delays and disabilities --
Characteristics and types of motor and physical disabilities --
Medically related disabilities --
Intervention strategies for children with motor delays and physical disabilities --
Special issues in motor development --
Summary --
Key terms --
8. Adaptive behavior and self-help skills --
Adaptive behavior in early childhood --
Principles of adaptive behaviors --
Toileting skills --
Eating skills --
Dressing skills --
Grooming skills --
Summary --
Key terms --
9. Social and emotional development --
Defining social and emotional problems --
Theories of social and emotional development in young children --
Types of social and emotional problems in young children --
Intervention strategies for young children with social and emotional difficulties --
Summary --
Key terms --
10. Communication and language development --
Definitions of communication, speech, and language --
Stages of language development --
Theories of language acquisition --
Linguistic systems of language --
Language difficulties associated with specific conditions --
Intervention for children with language problems --
Summary --
Key terms --
11. Cognitive development --
What are cognitive skills? --
Theories of cognitive development --
Intervention strategies for teaching cognitive skills --
Early literacy --
Using computer technology --
Tips for teachers : strategies for building early literacy skills --
Summary --
Key terms --
12. Transition --
Overview of transition for young children with special needs --
Factors affecting transitions --
Planning for transitions --
Stages in a coordinated transition plan --
Summary --
Key terms --
Appendix A. Tests and assessment instruments --
Appendix B. Selected list of test publishers --
Appendix C. Developmental milestones : infancy to age six --
Appendix D. Individualized family service plan --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Janet W. Lerner, Barbara Lowenthal, Rosemary Egan.

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