Early Childhood Intervention
Shaping the Future for Children with Special Needs and Their Families
It is scientifically known that early childhood is a time of significant brain development. That makes it especially crucial that children with special needs be recognized early so that appropriate services can be delivered. Such early intervention not only improves the lives of the child and the family, but significantly reduces future costs to the public.
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This eye-opening set looks at young children with special needs, their families, and the laws, policies, programs, and services designed to help them.
The three-volume Early Childhood Intervention: Shaping the Future for Children with Special Needs and Their Families is a unique, comprehensive, and much-needed examination of a critically important issue. In its pages, a diverse array of experts discuss key aspects of policies, laws, rights, programs, and services available to children today. Examinations range from historical roots to present-day considerations, such as culturally and linguistically diverse children, use of technology, and contemporary testing and teaching methods.
Throughout, the most current and best available research is combined with professional and clinical experience, wisdom, values, and family perspectives. The work explores issues affecting both children with psychological disorders and those with physical challenges, such as children who are blind or hearing impaired. Coverage includes all aspects of life-skills, medicine, health sciences, education, and child welfare. Although it is focused on programs in the United States, this comprehensive set offers additional insights by including comparisons of U.S. programs and services with their international counterparts.
- Chapters from over 50 best-in-the-field contributors from disciplines including law, medicine, social work, occupational therapy, and education
- Matrices, graphs, and diagrams
- Extensive reference lists with every chapter
- Explores the most contemporary thinking in policies and services for young children with special needs
- Provides both breadth and depth on a broad array of issues, combining insights from research with professional and clinical expertise and the parental perspective
- Considers trends in contemporary American families, including culturally diverse families
- Examines issues related to children who are psychologically challenged and those with physical impairments
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"This is one of the best sets of books in the area of early childhood special education (ECSE) that has come along in
years. . . . These books should be in the professional libraries of any serious scholar or teacher who works directly or indirectly with very young children with special needs or their families. Summing Up: Highly recommended."
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