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ERIC Number: ED531259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 876
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-0-3133-7793-8
Early Childhood Intervention: Shaping the Future for Children with Special Needs and Their Families
Eidelman, Steven, Ed.; Kaczmarek, Louise A., Ed.; Maude, Susan P., Ed.
This eye-opening set looks at young children with special needs, their families, and the laws, policies, programs, and services designed to help them. 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. 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.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A080152