Early Childhood Special Education Programs and Practices
Early Childhood Special Education Programs and Practices is a special education textbook that prepares pre- and in-service teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to deliver evidence-based instruction to promote positive academic and behavioral outcomes for young children (pre-kindergarten through second grade) with development delays and/or disabilities. Early Childhood Special Education Programs and Practices intertwines inclusive early childhood practices by using real-life anecdotes to illustrate evidence-based practices (EBPs) and procedures. The authors, experts in their fields, emphasize high-leverage practices, EBPs, and culturally sustaining pedagogy and align them with the practices, skills, and competencies recommended by the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Early Childhood. Families, administrators, and teacher educators of pre- and in-service early childhood special education and general early childhood education programs alike will find this book useful. Included in Early Childhood Special Education Programs and Practices are: • An overview of early childhood and development of children ages 4 to 8 • Strategies for relationship building with students, families, communities, and school personnel • Tips on creating a caring and positive classroom environment • Chapters devoted to evidence-based instruction in core subjects of reading and writing, mathematics, science, and social studies for students with disabilities in pre-K to second grade • More than 80 images, photos, tables, graphs, and case studies to illustrate recommended practices Also included with the text are online supplemental materials for faculty use in the classroom, consisting of an Instructor’s Manual, question bank, and PowerPoint slides. Created with the needs of early childhood special educators in mind, Early Childhood Special Education Programs and Practices provides pre- and in-service teachers with the skills and practices they need to serve young children, their families, and communities across settings.