Topics in Early Childhood Special Education

Topics in Early Childhood Special Education

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Glen Dunlap University of Nevada, Reno

eISSN: 15384845 | ISSN: 02711214 | Current volume: 36 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education (TECSE) focuses on information that will improve the lives of young children with special needs and their families. The practical nature of this journal helps professionals improve service delivery systems for preschool children with special needs. Each issue features reports of original research, literature reviews, conceptual statements, position papers, and program descriptions.

... communicates information about early intervention, which is defined broadly and includes services provided to (a) infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are at risk for or display developmental delays and disabilities and (b) the families of such youngsters. TECSE includes articles on personnel preparation, policy issues, and operation of intervention programs. The intent is to publish information that will improve the lives of young children and their families. Manuscripts from (a) diverse theoretical perspectives, (b) all disciplines related to early intervention, and (c) all authors with information of value to the early intervention community are welcome. There are two topical issues—which address an identified problem, trend, or subject of concern and importance to early intervention—and two non-topical issues.

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Judith Carta University of Kansas
Maureen Conroy University of Florida
Laurie Dinnebeil University of Toledo
Carl Dunst Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
Lise Fox University of South Florida
Patricia Snyder University of Florida, USA
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Harriet Able University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Jennifer Alexander Comprehensive Behavior Change
Peter Alter Saint Mary's College of California
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Kathleen Baggett University of Kansas
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    Division of Applied Research and Educational Support
    Dept. of Child and Family Studies, FMHI,
    University of South Florida
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