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Young children with special needs : an introduction to early childhood special education

Author: Richard M Gargiulo; Jennifer Lynn Kilgo
Publisher: Albany, NY : Thomson/Delmar Learning, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Offers a broad introduction to educational policies, programs, practices and services appropriate for infants, toddlers and preschoolers who exhibit delays and disabilities. Also looks at the issue  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M Gargiulo; Jennifer Lynn Kilgo
ISBN: 1401860826 9781401860820
OCLC Number: 54931578
Description: xv, 403 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
pt. 1. Perspectives, policies, and practices of early childhood special education --
1. Foundations of early childhood special education --
The origins of early childhood special education --
The development of early childhood education --
Early contributors --
Pioneers in early childhood education --
Leaders of the twentieth century --
Historical perspectives on children with disabilities --
People and ideas --
The establishment of institutions --
Special education in public schools --
Compensatory education programs --
Representative compensatory programs --
Research activities --
Summary --
Check your understanding --
References --
2. The context of early childhood special education --
Definitions and terminology --
Exceptional children --
Disability and handicap --
Federal definition of disability --
Developmental delay and at-risk --
Early intervention and early childhood special education --
Litigation and legislation affecting children with special needs --
Key judicial decisions --
Key federal legislation --
Prevalence of young children with special needs --
The importance of early intervention --
Representative research evidence on the effectiveness of intervention --
An ecological perspective on young children with special needs and their families --
Summary --
Check your understanding --
References --
3. Family-based early childhood services --
Historical and legal perspectives --
General early childhood education influences --
Compensatory education influences --
Early childhood special education influences --
Influences from professional organizations --
The changing American family --
Family reactions to a child with a disability --
Family systems theory --
Family characteristics --
Family interactions --
Family functions --
Family life cycle --
Applications of family systems theory --
A family-bases philosophy --
Family-professional partnerships --
Key components of family-professional collaboration --
Communication --
Cultural responsiveness --
Conferences and meetings --
Support and information --
Summary --
Check your understanding --
References. pt. 2. Identifying and assessing young children with special needs --
4. Initial assessment of young children with known or suspected disabilities --
Assessment purposes, procedures, and types --
Assessment purposes --
General assessment considerations --
Types of assessment in early childhood --
Assessing interrelated developmental domains --
Cognitive skills --
Motor skills --
Communication and language skills --
Social and emotional skills --
Self-care and adaptive skills --
Issues associated with traditional assessment practices --
Over-reliance on intelligence testing --
Limited number of assessment instruments appropriate for young children --
The nature and characteristics of young children and their families --
Culturally biased assessments --
Early labeling of young children --
Recommended assessment practices and procedures for young children --
New directions and standards for assessment in EI/ECSE --
Diversity considerations --
Screening young children --
Screening procedures and instruments --
Diagnosis of young children with disabilities --
Determining eligibility for services --
Eligibility criteria --
Eligibility procedures and instruments --
Summary --
Check your understanding --
References --
5. Assessment for program planning, progress monitoring, and evaluation --
Assessment of program planning --
Purpose of assessment for program planning --
Family involvement in the assessment process --
Ecological assessment --
Methods and procedures for collecting information --
Progress monitoring and program evaluation --
Monitoring child progress and outcomes --
Family input --
Overall program effectiveness --
Summary --
Check your understanding --
References. pt. 3. Planning and organizing educational programs --
6. Delivering services to young children with special needs --
Service delivery models --
Home-based programs --
Center-based programs --
Combination programs --
Inclusive settings --
Mainstreaming --
Least restrictive environment --
Regular education initiative --
Full inclusion --
Transition --
Child involvement --
Family involvement --
Professional involvement --
Steps for planning effective transitions --
Professional teaming and collaboration --
Multidisciplinary --
Interdisciplinary --
Transdisciplinary --
Delivering individualized services --
Individualized family service plan --
Individualized education program --
Summary --
Check your understanding --
References --
7. Curriculum for young children with special needs --
Definition of curriculum --
Historical and legislative influences on curriculum --
Theoretical influences on curriculum development --
Developmental perspective --
Developmental-cognitive perspective --
Academic (or preacademic) perspective --
Behavioral perspective --
Functional perspective --
Curriculum development --
Curriculum content --
Commercial curriculum guides --
Curriculum planning and activities --
Curriculum evaluation --
Current influences on curriculum --
Recommended practices in general early childhood education (ECE) --
Recommended practices in early childhood special education (ECSE) --
The utility of the DAP guidelines for children with disabilities --
Blending ECE and ECSE recommended practices --
Summary --
Check your understanding --
References --
8. Designing learning environments for young children with special needs --
Considerations in designing the learning environment --
Classroom dimensions --
Providing spaces --
Promoting engagement --
The learning environment and stimulus-control --
Reinforcement and responsivity --
Methods based primarily on environmental arrangement --
Selecting materials --
General considerations --
Instructional considerations --
The nurturing preschool --
The accessible environment --
The safe environment --
A healthy environment --
Evaluating learning environments --
Summary --
Check your understanding --
References --
9. Strategies for teaching young children with special needs --
Strategies for including young children with special needs --
Teacher-mediated strategies --
Peer-mediated strategies --
Routine-based strategies --
Specific naturalistic (milieu) strategies --
Adapting the home and school setting, materials, and instruction --
Young children with sensory impairments : vision --
Young children with sensory impairments : hearing --
Young children with delays in motor development and health impairments --
Young children with delays in cognitive development --
Young children with delays in social and emotional development --
Young children with delays in communication and language development --
Summary --
Check your understanding --
References. pt. 4. A Look to the future --
10. Contemporary issues and challenges in early childhood special education --
Celebrating cultural diversity --
Culture --
Early childhood special education and cultural diversity --
Emerging populations of young children with special needs --
Homelessness --
Child abuse and neglect --
Young children with special health needs --
Preparation of early childhood special educators --
Summary --
Check your understanding --
References --
Appendixes --
A. Federal definitions of disabilities --
B. Chart of typical developmental milestones --
C. Preschool environmental rating scale --
D. Personnel standards for early education and early intervention --
E. Resource organizations for young children with special needs and their families --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: Richard M. Gargiulo, Jennifer L. Kilgo.
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