"This book makes inclusion a much easier way to work with children than the resource room of the past. It places the responsibility of adaptation on the teachers and the school system versus the old method of pounding a square peg into a round hole. I truly appreciated the detailed description of the learning cycle and will use it in my own lesson plans beginning tomorrow!"
—Stacey B. Ferguson, Multiage Teacher
North Bay Elementary School, Bay Saint Louis, MS
Concrete methods for enhancing young children's growth and development!
This user-friendly book helps general and special education teachers work with 3- to7-year-olds in school programs, early childhood settings, and other inclusive settings designed to meet the needs of young children. Lorraine O. Moore provides more than 350 proven strategies to promote success for beginning learners, especially those who have special needs.
This second edition contains updated information on IDEA 2004, resource listings of organizations, a glossary, and reproducible handouts for students and parents. Comprehensive in its approach, this invaluable resource offers current brain research about learning and behavior challenges, individual chapters on assessment and specific disabilities, and developmentally appropriate practices to help children:
- Increase large and small motor skills
- Develop emotionally and socially
- Acquire better communication, listening, and attention skills
- Work toward self-management of behaviors
- Develop preparatory reading, writing, and math skills
Inclusion Strategies for Young Children gives adults the essential tools to help young children attain their full potential in school and all areas of their lives.
The revised edition of Inclusion Strategies for Working with Young Children provides several new strategies and an expanded resource section of books, Web sites, and organizations for all educators and parents to access. Clarification and update of the INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (IDEA) makes the revised edition more useful for adults in understanding and working with children with special needs.
The new sections appearing in this revised edition include: Categories of Development, Assistive Technology, How the Brain Works, and Mind/Body/Heart Interdependence. Other additions of new content throughout the book, along with reproducible forms for class and personal use, make this edition an invaluable resource for all adults who work and or live with children.