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ERIC Number: EJ954005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2506
Individualizing Inclusion for Preschool Children Using Collaborative Consultation
DeVore, Simone; Miolo, Giuliana; Hader, Joan
Young Exceptional Children, v14 n4 p31-43 Dec 2011
Under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act Amendments of 2004, special educators and related services personnel are required to support a child with disabilities in the setting deemed the least restrictive and most natural for that particular child. There is considerable variation in the consultation experiences and skills specialists possess and the approaches they use to support children with disabilities in early childhood education and care (ECEC) centers. Specialists who have not been prepared to assume a consultative role are often confused about the nature of consultation and may not be familiar with the evidence base supporting this practice. To work effectively with each other and with ECEC providers on behalf of young children, specialists need to understand the consultation process and the different ways in which the process can be implemented in Pre-K settings. In this article, the authors discuss how specialists can create a collaborative consultation partnership with ECEC providers (including preschool teachers and families) to support the inclusion of a child with disabilities in a Pre-K classroom. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004