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An Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs
Birth Through Age Eight

Fifth Edition
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January 2019 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

An Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs: Birth Through Age Eight is a comprehensive introduction to educational policies, programs, practices, and services for future practitioners serving young children with delays or disabilities in early intervention-early childhood special education (EI-ECSE). Thoughtfully addressing the needs of children at risk for learning or development delays or disabilities, revered authors Richard M. Gargiulo and Jennifer L. Kilgo offer evidence-based interventions and instructional techniques that provide students with a broad understanding of important theoretical and philosophical foundations, including evidence-based decision making, developmentally appropriate practices, cultural responsiveness, and activity-based intervention. The Fifth Edition includes the latest developments in and influences on the field of early intervention and early childhood special education, including the Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) Recommended Practices, which are infused throughout the text. With the support of this current and innovative book, readers will gain a firm understanding of the complex field of EI-ECSE to assist them in their future study and careers. 

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Part 1: Perspectives, Policies, and Practices of Early Childhood Special Education
 
Chapter 1: Foundations of Early Childhood Special Education
The Origins of Early Childhood Special Education  
The Development of Early Childhood General Education  
The Development of Special Education: Historical Perspectives on Children with Delays or Disabilities  
Compensatory Education Programs  
 
Chapter 2: The Context of Early Childhood Special Education
Definitions and Terminology  
Litigation and Legislation Affecting Children with Delays or Disabilities  
Prevalence of Young Children with Delays or Disabilities  
The Importance of Early Intervention/Education  
An Ecological Perspective on Young Children with Delays or Disabilities and Their Families  
 
Chapter 3: Family-Centered Approach to Early Childhood Special Education
Historical and Legal Perspectives  
The Changing American Family  
Family Reactions to Young Children with Developmental Delays or Disabilities  
Family Systems Theory  
Applications of Family Systems Theory  
Family-Centered Philosophy  
Family-Professional Partnerships  
Key Components of Family-Professional Collaboration  
 
Part 2: Assessment and Planning for Young Children with Special Needs
 
Chapter 4: Delivering Services to Young Children with Delays or Disabilities
Inclusive Learning Environments  
Service Delivery Models  
Professional Teaming and Collaboration  
Cooperative Teaching  
Delivering Individualized Services  
Transition  
 
Chapter 5: Assessment of Young Children with Delays or Disabilities
Overview of Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education  
Guidelines in the Assessment of Young Children with Delays or Disabilities  
Assessment Purposes and Processes in Early Childhood Special Education  
Screening Young Children  
Determining Eligibility for Early Childhood Special Education Services  
Assessment for Individual Program Planning and Implementation  
Progress Monitoring and Program Evaluation  
 
Chapter 6: Curriculum for Young Children with Delays or Disabilities
Overview of Curriculum  
Interrelated Developmental Domains and Content Areas of Curriculum  
Theoretical Influences on Curriculum Development  
Curriculum Models  
Historical and Legislative Influences on the Curriculum  
The Influences of General Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Recommended Practices on Curriculum  
Curriculum Framework for Early Childhood Special Education  
 
Part 3: Organization and Intervention for Young Children with Special Needs
 
Chapter 7: Designing Learning Environments for Young Children with Delays or Disabilities
Organizing the Learning Environment  
Creating Activity Areas or Learning Centers  
Outdoor Learning Environments  
Designing the Learning Environment  
Selecting Learning Materials  
 
Chapter 8: Adapting Learning Environments for Young Children with Delays or Disabilities
Young Children with Cognitive Delays or Disabilities  
Young Children with Social and Emotional Delays or Disabilities  
Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders  
Young Children with Communication and Language Delays or Disabilities  
Young Children with Sensory Impairments: Vision  
Young Children with Sensory Impairments: Hearing  
Young Children with Physical Delays or Disabilities and Health Impairments  
 
Chapter 9: Intervention and Instructional Strategies for Supporting Young Children with Delays or Disabilities
Practices and Processes Appropriate for Young Children with Delays or Disabilities  
Teacher-Mediated Strategies  
Peer-Mediated Strategies  
Routine-Based Strategies  
Specific Naturalistic (Milieu) Strategies  
 
Part 4: Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Early Childhood Special Education
 
Chapter 10: Emerging Issues and Contemporary Challenges in Early Childhood Special Education
Celebrating Cultural Diversity  
Emerging Populations of Young Children with Delays or Disabilities  
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Special Education  

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An Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs provides practical ready-to-implement strategies for teaching children with a variety of needs in inclusive environments for both new and seasoned teachers. The authors provide multimedia support to reinforce the rationale for curriculum, adaptations, and environmental design for classroom and home instruction of young children.”

Nicole Schiffmacher
St. Joseph’s College

“I think this text is one that an educator would find invaluable as a resource throughout their career.”

Hollie H. Queene

“A ‘go to book’ for introduction to early childhood special education.”

Burhanettin Keskin
University of Mississippi
Key features

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  • 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.
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  • A glossary of terms in Spanish provides support for diverse learners.
  • 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 legislative influences.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • Extensive listings of related websites provide additional sources and expansion of key concepts.
 

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