The Essentials: Supporting Young Children with Disabilities in the Classroom (Paperback)
Create an inclusive environment that promotes the success of all young learners
Every year, the number of children with developmental delays or disabilities in early childhood programs and classrooms is increasing. What do you need to know to support them? This guide is filled with practical information that will help educators who work with children ages birth through 8 teach children with disabilities alongside their peers. Learn the essentials of what you need to know:
- What developmental delays and disabilities are
- How special education laws apply to you and your program or school
- The process of referral, assessment, IFSP/IEP development, and service delivery
- Which supports and interventions can help children be successful socially and academically
- How to work with families, special education professionals, and the medical community
- Information about specific disabilities, including speech and language impairments, autism spectrum disorder, physical disabilities, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
All children thrive in high-quality programs that recognize and support their individual strengths, interests, and needs. Use the information in this book to help children meet their potential.
Pamela Brillante, EdD, is assistant professor of special education at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. She does consulting and is a former special education teacher and administrator.