Higher Education

Inclusive Early Childhood Education: Merging Positive Behavioral Supports, Activity-Based Intervention, and Developmentally Appropriate Practice, 1st Edition

  • David Dean Richey College of Education
  • John Wheeler Tennessee Technological University
  • ISBN-10: 0766802736  |  ISBN-13: 9780766802735
  • 384 Pages
  • © 2000 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $131.25



This newly published text presents the theory and practice in educating young children in inclusive educational settings. You'll get complete discussion of the most effective practices in positive behavioral support, activities-based intervention, and developmentally appropriate practice for educating all children in inclusive settings. The text emphasizes merging early childhood and early childhood special education disciplines. Written for undergraduate and graduate education students, this text bridges the gap between introductory/survey courses and assessment/methods classes.

Features and Benefits

  • vignettes within chapters illustrate real-world practices
  • consistent emphasis on common goals, strategies, and needs provides a framework for learning how to work as a team
  • theme of partnership with family demonstrates the need for family-centered approaches

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 Principles.
Overview. Introduction. Family/Professional Partnerships. Principles of PBS. Principles of ABI. Principles of DAP.
SECTION 2: Procedures.
Overview. Assessment. Effective Intervention.
SECTION 3: Issues.
Overview. Respecting Cultural Diversity. Future Directions in Inclusive Early Childhood Education.
SECTION 4: Applications.
Overview. Applying PBS, ABI, and DAP in Inclusive Infant/Toddler Settings. Applying PBS, ABI, and DAP in Inclusive Preschool and Kindergarten Settings. Applying PBS, ABI, and DAP in Inclusive Early Elementary Grades.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

David Dean Richey

David Dean Richey, Ph.D. is an Associate Dean, at College of Education and a Professor of Special Education. He is a Member of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and the Division for Early Childhood (DEC).

John Wheeler

John J. Wheeler, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Tennessee Technological University