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Inclusion Strategies for Young Children
A Resource Guide for Teachers, Child Care Providers, and Parents

Second Edition
Edited by:


© 2009 | 152 pages | Corwin

"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.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
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  
Inclusion  
Benefits of Inclusive Education  
Barriers to Inclusive Education  
Summary  
 
3. General Strategies for Working With Young Children
Expectations  
Time  
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  
Observation  
Interviews  
Standardized Tests  
Other Assessment Procedures  
Assessment of Children With Special Needs  
Summary  
 
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  
Responsibility  
 
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
 
Index

"Takes a topic that many preservice teachers find intimidating and makes working with children with special needs doable. The easy-to-read lists inform teachers what they need to do to begin working with children with different needs."

Deborah Diffily, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
Southern Methodist University

"Provides insightful and useful strategies for all educators, no matter what the composition of their classroom. This book offers a plethora of hands-on and practical activities presented in a straightforward, user-friendly manner."

Denise Metiva Hernandez, Gifted Educator
Pontchartrain Elementary School, Mandeville, LA

"Professionals working with children will find the plethora of forms particularly useful and adaptable to address the assessment and activity needs of the children they work with. The recommendations address the specific needs of certain types of children as well as general recommendations that would be helpful for all children."

Diana D. Coyl, Assistant Professor of Child Development
California State University, Chico

"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
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.

The revised edition of Inclusion Strategies for Working with Young Children provides several new strategies and an expanded resource section of books, Web sites, and organizations for all educators and parents to access. Clarification and update of the INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (IDEA) makes the revised edition more useful for adults in understanding and working with children with special needs.

The new sections appearing in this revised edition include: Categories of Development, Assistive Technology, How the Brain Works, and Mind/Body/Heart Interdependence. Other additions of new content throughout the book, along with reproducible forms for class and personal use, make this edition an invaluable resource for all adults who work and or live with children.


Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Working With Young Children


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