Young Children with Special Needs

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9780131590144: Young Children with Special Needs

Perfect for all introductory and survey courses in Special Education in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education. A classic text for the field of early childhood special education, the fifth edition of Young Children with Special Needs continues its unique tradition of being driven by a developmental theoretical perspective. This text provides in-depth treatment of early childhood special education, with a broad-based coverage of all aspects of special education for the young. The authors of this edited text provide an exceptionally thorough discussion of how children develop and what can go wrong while giving future special education teachers a solid "knowledge-content-applications" approach from which to teach children with special needs from birth to 5 years old.  Significant attention is paid to core issues-special education's historical foundations, the growth and development of the discipline, working with families, assessment and intervention, the use of technology, and cultural competency. Revised and reorganized content of the entire text, integration of diversity issues throughout the text, integrated case studies in each chapter, a new user-friendly appearance, helpful instructional and study aids, and standardized terminology for ease of learning are some of the many updates to the new edition. Young Children with Special Needs, Fifth Edition, retains its classic status and will continue to be the best resource for preparing the future educators of our young. 

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A classic text for the field of early childhood special education driven by a developmental theoretical perspective, this is the only volume in the field to provide an in-depth treatment of early childhood special education with a broad-based coverage of all aspects of special education for the young. The authors of this edited text provide an exceptionally thorough discussion of how children develop and what can go wrong. The text prepares future special education teachers with a solid "knowledge-content-applications" approach from which to teach children with special needs from birth to 5 years old.  Significant attention is paid to core issues such as special education's historical foundations, the growth and development of the discipline, working with families, assessment and intervention, the use of technology, and cultural competency. Featuring a new user-friendly appearance, the text has been revised and reorganized throughout, including the integration of diversity issues and case studies in each chapter, instructional and study aids, and standardized terminology for ease of learning. Young Children with Special Needs, Fifth Edition, retains its classic status and will continue to be the best resource for preparing the future educators of our young. 

New Features of the Fifth Edition Include:

  • A restructured framework for the text features a reordering of chapters which will provide a better foundation of the subject matter for students.
  • An integrated case study is featured in every chapter giving readers an authentic example in which to study the chapter content.
  • Highlighted Key Terms help the novice student comprehend the content of the book as a whole.
  • Margin Notes found throughout the text will point out the most significant content of every chapter.
  • End-of-chapter Review Questions summarize the chapter content for readers, providing a valuable platform for which to study.

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