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This practical, hands-on text is required reading for early childhood professionals who work with children with special needs. It includes information on the most common disabilities, including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, visual impairment, and behavior disorders, as well as strategies and activities to facilitate the children's participation in all components of the daily routine. It also shows how to adapt common early childhood activities for children of varying abilities to maximize their success. This important text uses clear and simple language to help ECE professionals successfully teach children with special needs.
- Specific activities support successful inclusion for each component of the daily schedule
- Contains strategies to adapt common activities for children with varying disabilities
- Includes easily accessible information on specific disabilities to help address the needs of different children
- Provides the most engaging activities for children with special needs to maximize participation and success
- Information clarifies the roles of different professionals who work with children with special needs.
Chapter 1: Generic Teaching Strategies,
Chapter 2: Characteristics of Disabilities,
Chapter 3: Arranging the Physical Environment,
Chapter 4: Preventing and Managing Challenging Behaviors,
Chapter 5: Monitoring Children's Progress,
Chapter 6: Arrival and Departure and Designing Effective Transitions,
Chapter 7: Free Play,
Chapter 8: Circle Time,
Chapter 9: Table top Activities,
Chapter 10: Outside Activities,
Chapter 11: Snack,
Chapter 12: Music and Rhythm,
Chapter 13: Supporting Emergent Literacy and Using Pictures and Print,
Chapter 14: Communicating with Families,
Chapter 15: Understanding the Roles of Disability Specialists,
Chapter 16: Working with Paraeducators,
Appendix: Adaptations of familiar early childhood activities for children with disabilities,
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