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ERIC Number: EJ755346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
Preschool Inclusion: Navigating through Alphabet Soup
Lytle, Rebecca; Bordin, Judith
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n161 p79-83 Jan-Feb 2005
The number of preschool-aged children with disabilities who spend some part of their day in an inclusive school or child care setting has grown tremendously in the past ten years. Meeting the needs of these children is always challenging. However, Public Law 105-17 the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA'97) mandates that children with special needs receive services such as physical and occupational therapy, adapted physical education, special education, and speech therapy in the classroom. It also dictates that special collaborative education plans be created to meet their needs. In this article, the author presents some of the brief definition and description of many acronyms that parents and professionals encounter in the world of special education. Understanding these acronyms can empower child care providers to participate fully in meeting the needs of children with disabilities and their families.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act