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ISBN-13 9780133154788ISBN-10 0133154785
ISBN-10 0133112152ISBN-13 9780133112153
Author(s): Vikki F. Howard; Betty Fry Williams; Denielle Miller; Estee Aiken
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 480

For courses in Early Childhood Special Education and Early Intervention.

This introductory text provides a foundation for professionals preparing to work with infants, toddlers and preschool children with disabilities and their families. Providing a comprehensive review of early intervention and early childhood special education, this detailed yet highly readable text offers the best information available about the causes of disabling conditions in young children. The author team additionally explores best practices for supporting diverse families, discusses philosophical issues important to effective intervention and support to young children and their families, and details unique coverage of typical child development across physical, emotional, language and cognitive domains. Through narrative, case studies, and distinctive “close-ups”; updated information incorporating the newest provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004; inclusion of medical information regarding the etiologies of various disabilities; thorough introduction to emerging trends in the areas of personalization, relationship-based service, and evidence-based practice, students in fields as diverse as special education, social work, health care, and physical therapy will benefit from its interdisciplinary perspective. It’s also a great resource for parents and families of children with special needs.