ERIC Number: EJ836643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Including Children with Special Needs: Are You and Your Early Childhood Program Ready?
Watson, Amy; McCathren, Rebecca
Young Children, v64 n2 p20-26 Mar 2009
The authors present a checklist designed to help preschool and kindergarten administrators and teachers build confidence in their ability to be inclusive and to increase their awareness of the needs of children with disabilities. Teachers can use the checklist to prepare for the inclusion of a child with a disability. "Identifying potential barriers to inclusion allows educators to adjust the physical environment, programming, and teaching methods as needed and to seek related supports before a child with special needs joins the program."
Descriptors: Check Lists, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Teaching Methods, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, School Administration, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Elementary School Teachers, Administrator Role, Teacher Role, Self Esteem, Student Needs, Barriers, Educational Environment, Family School Relationship, Student Behavior, Prosocial Behavior, Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Interpersonal Competence, Physical Disabilities, Hearing Impairments, Visual Impairments, Communication Problems, Language Impairments, Mental Retardation, Perceptual Impairments, Playgrounds, Accessibility (for Disabled), Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
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