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An Introduction to Young Children With Delays and Disabilities
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An Introduction to Young Children With Delays and Disabilities
Birth Through Age Eight

Sixth Edition


September 2024 | 472 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

An Introduction to Young Children With Delays and Disabilities: Birth Through Age Eight introduces readers to educational policies, services, and practices for future educators serving young children birth through age eight with delays and disabilities in early intervention/early childhood special education (EI/ECSE). Thoughtfully and comprehensively addressing the needs of young children and their families, esteemed authors Richard M. Gargiulo and Jennifer L. Kilgo offer interventions and instructional techniques that provide students with a broad understanding of important theoretical and philosophical foundations, including evidence-based decision making, cultural and linguistic responsiveness, and appropriate instruction and interventions in classroom settings and beyond. 

 

The Sixth Edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the Initial Practice-Based Professional Preparation Standards for Early Interventionists/Early Childhood Special Educators developed by the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) in 2020, as well as the DEC Recommended Practices. The revised text reflects these standards and practices in crucial content around assessment processes, partnering with families, teaming and collaboration, and services in natural environments, among many other updates to provide contemporary information and resources for future educators.

 


 
PART 1: Perspectives, Policies, and Practices of Early: Childhood Special Education
 
1 Foundations of Early Childhood Special Education
 
2 The Context of Early Childhood Special Education
 
3 Family-Centered Services in Early Childhood Special Education
 
4 Delivering Services to Young Children With Delays and Disabilities
 
PART 2: Assessment and Planning for Young Children With Delays and Disabilities
 
5 Assessment of Young Children With Delays and Disabilities
 
6 Curriculum for Young Children With Delays and Disabilities
 
PART 3: Organization and Intervention for Young Children With Delays and Disabilities
 
7 Designing Learning Environments for Young Children With Delays and Disabilities
 
8 Adapting Learning Environments for Young Children With Delays and Disabilities
 
9 Intervention and Instructional Strategies for Supporting Young Children With Delays and Disabilities
 
PART 4 Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Early Childhood Special Education
 
10 Emerging Issues and Contemporary Challenges in Early Childhood Special Education
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION: 

  • The ground-breaking Initial Practice-Based Professional Preparation Standards for Early Interventionists/Early Childhood Special Educators developed by DEC and CEC in 2020 (referred to as the EI/ECSE Standards) have been highlighted throughout the text and used to significantly revise substantive areas throughout the text to better align with these standards. 
  • Major contemporary issues have been included throughout the text, such as the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and its after effects, the importance of cultural responsiveness with young children and their families, and new ways of teaming and collaboration.
  • The latest developments in and influences on the field of early intervention and early childhood special education have been added and cover philosophical trends and new legislation.
  • Updated information and new photos, vignettes, examples, reflections, applications, and revised references and resources ensure that students are introduced to the most up-to-date coverage of the field.
  • Appendix A now includes the full set of EI/ECSE Standards and components along with supporting explanations and knowledge bases for each standard

KEY FEATURES: 

  • The Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) Recommended Practices are infused throughout the text, offering guidance and strategies to promote the development and support of learning outcomes for young children with delays or disabilities in students’ future classrooms.
  • Educational vignettes about three young children and their families help to illustrate how theory is translated into practice in the field.
  • The Making Connections feature highlights the three young children of different ages and their families and provides insight into the services required to meet the unique needs of each child and family.
  • Teacher Technology Tips suggest ways to incorporate assistive technology in the learning environments of young children. 
  • A glossary of terms in Spanish provides support for diverse learners.

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