ERIC Number: ED405660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Inclusion Forum, 1993.
Abraham, Marie, Ed.; Wald, Penny, Ed.
Inclusion Forum, v1 n1-2 1993
These two newsletters focus on two issues concerning full inclusion for young children with disabilities: the debate over developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) in inclusive preschool classrooms, and optimal classroom environments for inclusive early childhood settings. The first newsletter includes: a review of three articles addressing DAP; a description of First CHANCE (Children with Handicaps Assisted and Nurtured in Childcare Environments), which is a federally funded model inservice project to support child care providers and educators implementing inclusive practices; a description of a technical assistance project on preventing severe challenging behavior in preschool children; and a summary of principles advocated by the Community Integration Project. The second issue includes: practical suggestions from the literature for maximizing children's engagement in play and social interaction; a description of the Family Child Care Integration Project (which trains family home care providers to include children with special needs); a description of Project Coach Outreach (which provides training in coaching and consultation skills to increase inclusive, community-based services for preschoolers with disabilities in Mississippi); and suggestions from the Education Home Model Outreach Project. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment, Community Programs, Day Care Centers, Demonstration Programs, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Practices, Inclusive Schools, Inservice Education, Mainstreaming, Nonprofessional Personnel, Outreach Programs, Paraprofessional Personnel, Play, Preschool Education, Prevention, Social Integration, Technical Assistance, Young Children
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Dept. of Teacher Preparation and Special Education.