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Inclusion Strategies for Young Children

A Resource Guide for Teachers, Child Care Providers, and Parents
Second Edition
By: Lorraine O. Moore

Provides strategies for promoting success in young children, especially those with special needs, by helping them acquire communication, learning, behavioral, emotional, and social skills.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary
  • ISBN: 9781412971089
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2009
  • Page Count: 152
  • Publication date: November 23, 2012

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"This book makes inclusion a much easier way to work with children than the resource room of the past. It places the responsibility of adaptation on the teachers and the school system versus the old method of pounding a square peg into a round hole. I truly appreciated the detailed description of the learning cycle and will use it in my own lesson plans beginning tomorrow!"
—Stacey B. Ferguson, Multiage Teacher
North Bay Elementary School, Bay Saint Louis, MS

Concrete methods for enhancing young children's growth and development!

This user-friendly book helps general and special education teachers work with 3- to7-year-olds in school programs, early childhood settings, and other inclusive settings designed to meet the needs of young children. Lorraine O. Moore provides more than 350 proven strategies to promote success for beginning learners, especially those who have special needs.

This second edition contains updated information on IDEA 2004, resource listings of organizations, a glossary, and reproducible handouts for students and parents. Comprehensive in its approach, this invaluable resource offers current brain research about learning and behavior challenges, individual chapters on assessment and specific disabilities, and developmentally appropriate practices to help children:

  • Increase large and small motor skills
  • Develop emotionally and socially
  • Acquire better communication, listening, and attention skills
  • Work toward self-management of behaviors
  • Develop preparatory reading, writing, and math skills

Inclusion Strategies for Young Children gives adults the essential tools to help young children attain their full potential in school and all areas of their lives.

Key features

A unique feature of this book is the inclusion of many reproducible handout masters for students, parents, and record keeping options for educators. These can either be used as they appear or act as a springboard for creating other handouts.

Throughout this book an emphasis is given to working with children who have special needs. Special education teachers and regular education teachers find this up-to-date resource invaluable in helping them guide and support the needs of all young children as they journey through the learning process. Parents have also found this book helpful in supporting their child/ren in the learning process.



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Lorraine O. Moore

Lorraine O. Moore has taught at the elementary and middle school levels, was a counselor in a middle school and high school, and was a school psychologist at all levels in both public and private schools. Moore was an instructor and adjunct associate professor in the counseling and psychology graduate education programs at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) and at St. Mary’s College Graduate Center in Minneapolis, MN. She has an extensive background in child development and is strongly committed to helping create more peaceful and fulfilling environments for children within a global context. She is the author of the books Inclusion Strategies for Young Children; Inclusion: A Practical Guide for Parents; Learning, What It Is-How Parents Can Help; Creating Balance in Children’s Lives; and, Creating Balance in Children. Moore is a coauthor of the Whole Kid Peace Activity Book. She earned her doctorate in educational psychology.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents



About the Author


1. Working With Young Children

Major Findings From Brain Research

"Whole Child" Perspective

Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Cycles of Learning

Phase I: Awareness

Phase II: Exploration

Phase III: Inquiry

Phase IV: Utilization or Application

Environmental Considerations

Testing and Labeling of Young Children

Working With Parents

Teaching From the Heart

2. Inclusion: The Right to Equal Educational Experiences

Children With Special Needs

Types of Special Needs

Labeling of Young Children

Legislation That Supports Inclusion


Benefits of Inclusive Education

Barriers to Inclusive Education


3. General Strategies for Working With Young Children



Environmental Conditions

Nutrition and Learning

Multi-Sensory Activities

Basic Categories of Modification

Brain Balancing

4. Communication Strategies

Basic Communication Strategies

Attending Strategies

Listening Strategies

Attaching Meaning to Print and Words

Strategies for Children With a Hearing Impairment

Strategies for Children With a Visual Impairment

Strategies and Information for Children With Limited Speech and Expressive Language

5. Large and Small Motor Development

Strategies for Large Motor Development

Strategies for Small Motor Development

6. Emotional/Social Development

Strategies for Supporting Emotional Development

Strategies for Supporting Social Development

7. Guiding and Modifying Children's Behavior

General Strategies for Guiding Children's Behavior

Strategies for Modifying Children's Behavior

Strategies for Children With Attention Problems

Strategies for Aggressive and Withdrawn Behaviors

Strategies for Problem Solving

8. Preparatory Writing, Reading, and Math Skills

Preparatory Writing and Reading Skills

Preparatory Math Skills

9. Assessing Young Children

Characteristics of Young Children That Affect Assessment

Developmental Patterns

Purposes for Assessing Young Children

Assessment Tools and Techniques



Standardized Tests

Other Assessment Procedures

Assessment of Children With Special Needs


10. Learning in the 21st Century

Brain Research

Nutrition and Learning

Other Needs of the Brain and Body

Environmental Factors and Learning

Expanded View of Intelligence


Appendix A: Forms and Activities

Form 1: Profile of Development

Form 2: Cycles of Learning

Form 3: Behavior as a Function of the Interaction of the Child in His Environment

Form 4: General Strategies for Working With Young Children

Form 5: Categories of Modifications

Form 6: Creating a Personal Dictionary of Familiar Objects

Form 7: Mazes

Form 8: Learning About Feelings Through Working With Animals

Form 9: Sharing and Talking About Feelings

Form 10: Learning About Feelings Through Dramatic Play

Form 11: Learning About Empathy

Form 12: Settling Conflicts Peacefully

Form 13: Steps for Problem Solving

Form 14: Steps in Changing Behaviors

Form 15: Charting Frequency of Behaviors

Form 16: Child Observation Form

Form 17: Examples of Observation Forms

Form 18: Interview About the Child

Appendix B: Bibliography

Appendix C: Resources

Appendix D: Glossary




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