Making Preschool Inclusion Work: Strategies For Supporting Children, Teachers, And Programs by Anne Marie Richardson-gibbsMaking Preschool Inclusion Work: Strategies For Supporting Children, Teachers, And Programs by Anne Marie Richardson-gibbs

Making Preschool Inclusion Work: Strategies For Supporting Children, Teachers, And Programs

byAnne Marie Richardson-gibbs, M. KleinEditorAnne Marie Richardson-gibbs

Paperback | February 20, 2014

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Preschool inclusion is about much more than placing a child in a general education classroom. A network of creative, effective supports must be in place for the child, the teachers, and the program—and this comprehensive textbook shows how to make it happen. Future educators will get a thorough introduction to inclusion supports: evidence-based practices and strategies that help children with disabilities fully participate in preschool classrooms. With a strong emphasis on collaboration among all members of the education team, this text leads professionals step by step through every aspect of successful preschool inclusion, from designing an effective program to preparing all children for a smooth transition to kindergarten. An ideal textbook for preservice educators—and a valuable reference for early childhood programs—this important volume will help establish inclusive classrooms where every young child learns, belongs, and thrives.

EVIDENCE-BASED GUIDANCE ON:

  • planning and delivering creative, cost-effective inclusion services and accommodations(includes detailed guidance for administrators)
  • successfully using today's best models to implement inclusion supports, such as itinerant teaching, consultation, and co-teaching
  • preparing for and conducting an effective IEP meeting, with concrete strategies for working collaboratively with parents
  • solving problems and managing conflict
  • applying Universal Design for Learning principles to classroom instruction
  • using teaching strategies that engage and support all children
  • addressing the needs and challenges commonly associated with specific disabilities, including autism, visual and hearing impairments, and physical disabilities
  • preventing and managing challenging behavior with positive behavioral supports
  • supporting kindergarten readiness and ensuring a smooth transition between programs

This comprehensive textbook gives education professionals a thorough introduction to inclusion supports: evidence-based practices and strategies that help children with disabilities fully participate in preschool classrooms.

PRACTICAL MATERIALS:In-depth case studies and vignettes from both professional and parent perspectives, strategies for adapting curriculum content, disability-specific interventions to keep and use as a reference

A featured book in ourSuccessful Early Childhood Inclusion Kit!

Anne Marie Richardson-Gibbs is an early childhood special educator and has provided inclusion services for the past twenty years in both community-based preschool and public school settings. Currently Ms. Richardson-Gibbs works for the El Monte City School District providing inclusion support to preschool and early elementary age child...
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Title:Making Preschool Inclusion Work: Strategies For Supporting Children, Teachers, And ProgramsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 20, 2014Publisher:Brookes PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1598572113

ISBN - 13:9781598572117

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgments

  1. An Introduction to Preschool Inclusion Support Practices
  2. Models of Inclusion Support
    Kathleen C. Harris, Ph.D.
  3. Getting Started: Administrative and Leadership Strategies for Building Inclusive Preschool Programs
  4. Preparing for the Individualized Education Program and Working with Families
  5. Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution
    Appendix 5A: Two Case Studies—Jonny and Brandon
  6. Strategies that Support the Needs of All Learners
  7. Disability-Specific Challenges and Strategies in Inclusive Preschool Programs
    with invited contributors Beth A. Moore, M.A., Sue Parker-Strafaci, M.A., Sherwood J. Best, Ph.D., Sara Chen Ling, M.A., Janice Myck-Wayne, Ed.D., Jennifer Symon, Ph.D., BCBA-D, and Michelle Dean, Ph.D.
  8. Positive Behavior Supports: Preventing and Managing Difficult Behavior
    Kathryn D. Peckham-Hardin, Ph.D.
  9. Preparing for Kindergarten: Adaptations and Supports Across the CurriculumIndex