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Very Young Children with Special Needs : A Foundation for Educators, Families, and Service Prov...

ISBN: 9780132080880 | 0132080885
Edition: 4th
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pearson
Pub. Date: 7/1/2009

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Through narrative, case studies, and unique "close-ups," this introductory text provides a foundation for professionals preparing to work with infants, toddlers and preschool children with disabilities and their families.A review of early intervention and early childhood special education; unique and thorough coverage of typical child development across physical, emotional, language and cognitive domains; detailed but understandable information about the causes of disabling conditions; best practices for supporting diverse families; updated information incorporating the newest provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004; emphasis on five core philosophical themes: 1) cultural sensitivity, 2) family context, 3) collaboration, 4) advocacy, and 5) personalization of services; unique coverage of typical child development and the understanding of children with exceptional needs; inclusion of medical information regarding the etiologies of various disabilities; thorough introduction to emerging trends in the areas of personalization, relationship-based service, and evidence-based practice; and case studies of very young children and their families with parent interviews to provide real-life examples of the challenges and rewards experienced by families who have children with disabilities. This text is best suited for pre-service and in-service professionals who plan to work with children with disabilities and/or with their families. Students in fields as diverse as special education, social work, health care, and physical therapy will benefit from its interdisciplinary perspective. Itrs"s also a great resource for parents and families.

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