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Caring for young children with special needs

Caring for young children with special needs

Croft, Cindy, author

"This easy-to-use guide gives you a quick overview on many topics related to working with young children with special needs. Learn about inclusion in early childhood programs and disability law, as well as typical vs. atypical development. The quick guide also covers several specific disabilities/special needs and provides definitions, common characteristics, and practical strategies for adaptation. Cindy Croft is the director of the Center for Inclusive Child Care at Concordia University and on faculty for several university education programs. She has her MA in Education and has worked in the field of early childhood for over twenty years"-- Provided by publisher. "This quick guide gives you what you need to start working with children with special needs. Includes a look at: inclusion in early childhood programs, disability law, the framework of an inclusive program, and typical vs. atypical development. Several specific disabilities and special needs are covered, with definitions, common characteristics of children with these special needs, and strategies for adaptation to include all children in your program"-- Provided by publisher

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Published St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Cindy Croft
ISBN: 1605545058, 9781605545042, 9781605545059
Note: Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 13, 2017).
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (viii, 88 pages).
Series: Redleaf quick guide
Subject: Child development.; EDUCATION Inclusive Education.; EDUCATION Preschool & Kindergarten.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Public Policy Social Services & Welfare.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Public Policy Social Security.; FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS Children with Special Needs.; Children with disabilities Services for.; EDUCATION Special Education General.
Series Title: Redleaf quick guide.
Local note: eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBooks for FE Collection (UK)


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  2. ch. 1

    1. Meaning of Inclusion
    2. Definition of Inclusion
    3. Program Philosophies of Inclusion
    4. Practical Application: Making Inclusion Work
  3. ch. 2

    1. Disability Law and Its Impact on Early Childhood Programs
    2. Goal of Disability Law
    3. Americans with Disabilities Act
    4. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    5. Practical Applicaton: Why Disability Law Matters to Early Educators
  4. ch. 3

    1. Creating a Sense of Belonging
    2. More Alike Than Different
    3. Building a Caring Community
    4. Policies Supporting No Expulsion
  5. ch. 4

    1. Typical and Atypical Development
    2. Defining Typical and Atypical Development
    3. Red Flags for Developmental Delays: Implications for Child Care
    4. Practical Application: Supporting the Development of Children with Atypical Needs
  6. ch. 5

    1. Anxiety Disorder
  7. ch. 6

    1. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  8. ch. 7

    1. Autism Spectrum Disorder
  9. ch. 8

    1. Cerebral Palsy
  10. ch. 9

    1. Down Syndrome
  11. ch. 10

    1. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  12. ch. 11

    1. Fine- and Gross-Motor Delays
  13. ch. 12

    1. Hearing Impairment
  14. ch. 13

    1. Sensory Processing Disorder
  15. ch. 14

    1. Speech and Language Delays
  16. ch. 15

    1. Putting It All Together.