ERIC Number: EJ822763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Inclusion Means Everyone! The Role of the Early Childhood Educator when Including Young Children with Autism in the Classroom
Vakil, Shernavaz; Welton, Evonn; O'Connor, Barbara; Kline, Lynn S.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v36 n4 p321-326 Feb 2009
The impact of the emphasis on inclusion in special education has resulted in a higher frequency of young children with autism being included in early childhood programs with typically developing peers. Many early childhood educators have risen to face the challenge, and this has resulted in enhanced learning for young children with autism in the regular classroom. This article focuses on the multiple roles of early childhood educators as they work with the diverse needs of young children with autism in their classrooms.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Autism, Young Children, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Teacher Role, Student Needs, Special Needs Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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