Higher Education

Children With Special Needs in Early Childhood Settings, 1st Edition

  • Carol L. Paasche Seneca College
  • Lola Gorrill
  • Bev Strom
  • ISBN-10: 1401835708  |  ISBN-13: 9781401835705
  • 192 Pages
  • © 2004 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $51.00



This text covers the spectrum of conditions, disabilities, syndromes and other types of developmental differences that teachers and caregivers may encounter in children from infancy through age eight. For each disability or condition, a very concise definition is presented in straightforward language. Following the definition is a wealth of information in an easy-to-follow column format. The first column details observable behaviors, symptoms, and physical characteristics associated with the condition; the second presents a list of alternative conditions, behaviors and symptoms which may be similar but indicate a different root cause; and, the third column is dedicated to recommendations about how to work with a child who fits the profile of this disability or condition. Particular emphasis is placed on finding effective ways to include the children with special needs in the group. Suggested Web sites at the end of each section offer further opportunity for research.

Features and Benefits

  • Updated and additional information in all sections
  • Relevant Web sites at the end of each section
  • Inclusion of a number of new areas: Anaphylactic Reaction; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effect/Maternal Substance Abuse; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Sickle Cell Anemia/Disease; Tourette Syndrome and Behavioral Tics; Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Major revisions and expanded information have been included in the sections on: HIV/AIDS (new scientific findings); Arthritis (now includes aspirin section); Autism Spectrum Disorder (now includes Asperger�s Syndrome/Disorder, Rett Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified); Behavioral/Social Emotional Problems (now includes Elective/Selective Mutism and Oppositional Defiant Disorder); Cerebral Palsy (Augmentative Communication Systems has been totally revised); Intellectual Disabilities (now includes specific information on Down Syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Cri du Chat Syndrome); and Learning Disabilities (now includes an expanded section on Sensory Integration Dysfunction)
  • Explanations of common disability-specific behaviors promote understanding and better learning opportunities
  • Broad range of conditions and disabilities addressed makes this text highly relevant
  • A listing of Web sites gives the reader resources for further information
  • New approaches to helping children with a variety of disabilities help the reader develop a program appropriate to the condition

Table of Contents

Abuse/Neglect. AIDS . Allergies. Amputations/Born Without Limbs. Anaphylactic Reaction. Arthritis. Asperger’s Syndrome (Disorder). Aspirin Reaction. Asthma. Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder. Augmentative Communication Systems. Autism Spectrum Disorder. Behavioral/Social/Emotional Problems. Brain Trauma. Cerebral Palsy Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. Cleft Lip and Palate. Cri du Chat. Cultural Influences on Behavior. Curvature of the Spine. Cystic Fibrosis. Diabetes (Juvenile Diabetes). Down Syndrome. Elective/Selective Mutism. Emotional Problems. English as Second Language/English with a Dialect. Epilepsy. Failure to Thrive. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)/ Fetal Alcohol Effect (FAE) /Maternal Substance Abuse. Food Intolerance. Fetal Alcohol Effect (FAE). Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Fragile X Syndrome. Gifted (Intellectually Gifted and Talented). Hearing Impairment. Heart Abnormalities. Hemophilia. HIV-AIDS. Hydrocephalus. Hypoglycemia. Intellectual Disabilities. Kidney and Bladder Disorders. Lead Poisoning. Learning Disabilities. Leukemia. Maternal Substance Abuse. Mental Retardation. Motor Problems (Gross and Fine). Muscular Dystrophy. Nutritional Deficiencies. Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Prader Willi Syndrome. Prematurity/ Preterm. Rett Syndrome (Disorder). Sensory Integration Dysfunction. Shunting. Sickle Cell Anemia. Social Problems. Speech and Language Problems. Spina Bifida. Tics. Tourette Syndrome (Disorder) and Behavioral Tics. Traumatic Brain Injuries. Visual Impairment.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Carol L. Paasche

Carol L. Paasche was a Professor and Coordinator of Early Childhood Education at Seneca College, Toronto, ON, Canada for 30 years. Since taking early retirement, she has established a counseling and consultations practice, primarily focused on working with parents and children. She also consults with early childhood centres. Carol Paasche has been an executive on the board of a nonprofit community-based, parent-participating, inclusive child care centre; and is the author of the book “Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Settings” (New York: Delmar, 2004), a resource book for teachers of young children with special needs. Before teaching adults, Carol Paasche taught in an integrated cooperative nursery school, worked with children with special needs, and did counseling with elementary and junior high school children. Carol Paasche has a B.A. in Psychology and Child Development from Antioch (College) University and a M.Ed. from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She also completed a year of doctoral studies in Education Psychology at the University of Michigan.

Lola Gorrill

Former head of Educational Services at Adventure Place, a mental health center for young children and their families; bachelor¿s degree in psychology from York University; certified teacher and special education teacher

Bev Strom

Worked for North York General Hospital; diploma in early childhood education from Seneca College; has worked as a consultant to preschool centers, advising teachers on programming for children with behavioral and developmental problems