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.
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About the Author
Richard Gargiulo is a professor of special education in the School of Education at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He received his Master's degree and Ph D from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1999, he was awarded the University's President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has also served as a Fulbright Scholar to the Czech Republic and has authored numerous books on the subjects of special education, early childhood education, and child abuse and neglect. He has been president of the Council for Exceptional Children and president of the Division on Autism and Development Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children.
Jennifer Kilgo, Ed.D., is past president of the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Early Intervention, Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, and Teacher Education and Special Education.
Table of Contents
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsPart 1: Perspectives, Policies, and Practices of Early Childhood Special EducationChapter 1: Foundations of Early Childhood Special Education The Origins of Early Childhood Special Education The Development of Special Education: Historical Perspectives on Children with Delays or Disabilities Compensatory Education ProgramsChapter 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 FamiliesChapter 3: Family-Centered Approach to Early Childhood Special Education Historical and Legal Perspectives The Changing American Family Family Reactions to Young Children With Delays or Disabilities Family Systems Theory Applications of Family Systems Theory A Family-Centered Philosophy Family–Professional Partnerships Key Components of Family–Professional CollaborationChapter 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 TransitionPART 2: Assessment and Planning for Young Children With Delays or DisabilitiesChapter 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 EvaluationChapter 6: Curriculum for Young Children with Delays or Disabilities Overview of Curriculum Interrelated Developmental Domains and Content Areas of the Curriculum Theoretical Influences on Curriculum Development Curriculum Models Historical and Legislative Influences on Curriculum The Influences of General Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education Recommended Practices on Curriculum The Relevance and Sufficiency of Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Children With Delays or Disabilities Curriculum Framework for Early Childhood Special EducationPart 3: Organization and Intervention for Young Children With Delays or DisabilitiesChapter 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 MaterialsChapter 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 ImpairmentsChapter 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) StrategiesPart 4: Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Early Childhood Special EducationChapter 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 EducationAppendicesEnglish GlossaryGlosario (Spanish Glossary)Index