Inclusion

Child Care and Children with Special Needs (DVD)

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This two-part DVD is designed for use as an inservice training tool for program directors and caregivers to inspire and inform them in meeting the challenge of caring for children with disabilities. The first part describes how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to child care programs and documents the experiences of four families and programs that are currently making inclusion work. The second part provides detailed information about how child care programs can interact with parents and special services providers to insure that children with disabilities receive the best possible care. Produced by Video Active Productions. DVD set includes printed training module.

Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing, and Responding Effectively (3rd ed.)

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This invaluable resource for preservice and practicing teachers provides strategies for addressing challenging behaviors and in-depth explanations of the research on which they are based. Vivid classroom examples illuminate evidence-based techniques that work with the most difficult behaviors to benefit every child in the classroom. In this second edition, new chapters are offered on inclusion and relationships, as well as a totally revised chapter on positive behavior support and functional assessment. Also includes chapters on resilience, culture, and working with families, and updated material on the brain and bullying. From Allyn & Bacon.

CARA's Kit: Creating Adaptations for Routines and Activities

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Promote the participation of all children in the full early childhood curriculum. This kit provides guidance for how to make adaptations for daily activities and routines so that children ages 3?6 with disabilities and other special needs can successfully participate in all classroom activities. Contains a CD with resources and a booklet about adaptations. From the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children.

DEC Recommended Practices: A Comprehensive Guide for Practical Application in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education

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This revised edition contains the information found in the original DEC Recommended Practices about the most useful programs for children with disabilities and other special needs, plus real-life examples and practical tips for implementation. This comprehensive guide includes strategies for program assessment and improvement, useful checklists for parents and administrators, and an annotated list of relevant resources. From Sopris West and the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children.

A Place for Me: Including Children with Special Needs in Early Care and Education Settings

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Gives teachers and caregivers strong encouragement and practical help to meet the challenges involved in making inclusion work. Chapters include dealing with your feelings; common feelings about persons with special needs; preparing yourself and the physical environment; the child with special needs; regular activities first; assist with integration; encouraging independence; children with typical needs; working with parents; and working with other agencies.

Gives teachers and caregivers strong encouragement and practical help to meet the challenges involved in making inclusion work. Chapters include dealing with your feelings; common feelings about persons with special needs; preparing yourself and the physical environment; the child with special needs; regular activities first; assist with integration; encouraging independence; children with typical needs; working with parents; and working with other agencies.

DEC Recommended Practices Set

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DEC Recommended Practices (#786) is also available as a set with its companion resource DEC Recommended Practices Workbook: Improving Practices for Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families.

 

DEC Recommended Practices

DEC Recommended Practices (#786) is also available as a set with its companion resource DEC Recommended Practices Workbook: Improving Practices for Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families.

 

This ready-to-use workbook for assessment, evaluation, and planning can help ensure high-quality services for young children with special needs. From the Division for the Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children.

CARA's Kit for Toddlers: Creating Adaptations for Routines and Activities

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To make sure all toddlers in your early childhood program are participating, learning, and thriving, you need to master the art of choosing and using effective adaptations. Practical solutions are in CARA's Kit: a guidebook and CD-ROM brimming with step-by-step ideas for adapting environments, activities, and materials for children 18 to 36 months.

This guidebook speaks gives practitioners explicit guidance on the six-step process for planning and implementing adaptations and putting them into practice. Learn how to improve toddlers' engagement and participation through adapting the environment, daily schedule, activities for routines, materials, and instructional strategies and requirements. This kit includes a multimedia CD-ROM with everything you need to make adaptations work. From Brookes Publishing. 

Come and Play: Sensory-Integration Strategies for Children With Play Challenges

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Play is necessary for children to learn and developmentally thrive. For this reason, early intervention is vital in addressing and redirecting play challenges that may appear in young children. This book addresses five common play challenges and provides key intervention guidelines and sample play plans for each challenge. These play challenges include children who

  • Roam the playroom
  • Play repetitiously
  • Appear anxious in play
  • Appear detached from their play
  • Are rejected by their peers

Includes sensory integration tips and activities to promote positive and productive play. From Redleaf Press. 

A Place of Our Own: Special Needs (DVD)

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Host Debi Gutierrez leads engaging discussions with parents, caregivers and child care experts about caring for children with special needs. Topics include recognizing and understanding special needs, speech and language delays, hearing and visual impairments, and autism. 97 min. From KCET. 

DEC Recommended Practices Toolkit: Interactive Tools to Improve Practices for YC with Special Needs and Their Families (CD)

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A great resource to accompany the Guide and Workbook! This CD includes four toolkits: embedded instruction, systematic teaching strategies, teaching early communication skills, and monitoring children's learning. Each toolkit consists of a self-paced tutorial in which you will learn more about the practices by watching video clips, taking self-tests, exploring resources, and more. From the Division for the Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. 

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