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ERIC Number: ED431251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 416
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-55766-419-6
ISSN: N/A
Preschool Inclusion.
Cavallaro, Claire C.; Haney, Michele
This resource guide provides field-tested, research-based strategies for including young children with disabilities in early childhood programs. It is designed to help preservice and in-service educators, Head Start personnel, and child care providers with information to promote inclusion in children's earliest social and educational experiences. The introductory chapter provides background information on special education and a description of the philosophy and approach that guide the implementation of the CHIME model of inclusion of children with disabilities in early education programs. Chapter 2 discusses unique aspects of working with families in inclusive environments. In the third chapter, collaboration is discussed as one of the most important ingredients of successful inclusion. The remainder of the book provides guidelines and specific strategies, including assessment and observation; strategies for facilitating children's participation and social integration; daily activity planning to ensure that strategies are implemented consistently; strategies for supporting positive behavior (and prevention and dealing with difficult behaviors); and strategies for monitoring and evaluating children's progress. Case studies of four different children who were in the inclusion program at the CHIME institute are provided to illustrate inclusion strategies. Appendices include reproducible forms for assessment and planning and a list of resources. (Contains over 200 references.) (CR)
Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624; Web site: http://www.brookespublishing.com (Stock #4196, $45).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A