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Obiakor, Festus E., Ed.; Bakken, Jeffrey P., Ed. – Advances in Special Education, 2019
"Special Education for Young Learners with Disabilities" brings together leaders in the field of young children with disabilities, to present their ideas and research on different disability topics. Beginning with an introduction to the topic, the remaining chapters include discussions on learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral…
Descriptors: Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Young Children, Learning Disabilities
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Borders, Christy M.; Herman, Molly; Giese, Karla; Tess, Anna – Advances in Special Education, 2019
Hearing loss impacts language and communication, a building block for relationships and society. Most teachers and professionals rarely have a young child with hearing loss in their classroom. The "unknown" can be a source of stress for the professionals and the families alike. Understanding the characteristics of this population of…
Descriptors: Special Education, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Early Intervention
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Kelly, Stacy M. – Advances in Special Education, 2019
This chapter outlines the role of vision-specific service providers for young children with visual impairments. The responsibilities of teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs) and orientation and mobility (O&M) specialists in special education programming for young children with visual impairments are overviewed. Basic information…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Young Children, Teacher Responsibility, Specialists
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Horn, Eva; Parks, Stephanie; An, Zhe – Advances in Special Education, 2019
Ensuring that young children with severe and multiple disabilities are active participants in all aspects of their lives and that they make meaningful progress toward valued life outcomes can be a daunting endeavor for families and early educators. In this chapter, we describe evidence-based strategies that can be harnessed to ensure that each…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, Young Children, Severe Disabilities
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Austin, Christy R.; Vaughn, Sharon – Advances in Special Education, 2019
A substantial number of students read significantly below grade level, and students with disabilities perform far below their non-disabled peers. Reading achievement data indicate that many students with and at-risk for reading disabilities require more intensive reading interventions. This chapter utilizes the theoretical model of the Simple View…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Reading Instruction, Young Children, Reading Difficulties
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Bock, Stacey Jones; Borders, Christy M.; Probst, Kristi; Freeman-Green, Shaqwana – Advances in Special Education, 2019
In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the statistic that 1 out of every 59 children had a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Young children with ASD have unique needs specifically related to the characteristics that impact their communication and social emotional and behavioral development. These unique…
Descriptors: Special Education, Young Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Obiakor, Festus E.; Obi, Sunday O.; Utley, Cheryl A.; Graves, Jessica; Banks, Tachelle – Advances in Special Education, 2019
Children with disabilities are made to be invisible, excluded from school, hidden by their families, and abandoned by their governments, especially in developing countries. These children are less likely to start school; and if they do, they are unlikely to transition to secondary school. Access to quality programs or schools for children with…
Descriptors: Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Children, Inclusion
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Utley, Cheryl A.; Obiakor, Festus E.; Obi, Sunday – Advances in Special Education, 2019
Young children under the age of five are particularly overrepresented in traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to accidents and falls. To remediate the problems, confronting young children with TBI, is critical that they are introduced to opportunities to be placed in general education classrooms at the earliest possible point. The purposes of this…
Descriptors: Young Children, Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Inclusion
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Asola, Eugene; Hodge, Samuel R. – Advances in Special Education, 2019
This chapter is structured for teaching young learners with physical (orthopedic) disabilities in special education. Orthopedic impairments encompass a range of disabling conditions. Orthopedic impairments are typically grouped into three main categories: (1) congenital anomalies (CA) such as absence of a member or clubfoot, (2) impairments caused…
Descriptors: Special Education, Young Children, Physical Disabilities, Disability Identification
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Hodge, Samuel R.; Asola, Eugene – Advances in Special Education, 2019
This chapter is structured for teaching young learners with other health impairments in special education. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA, 2004), other health impairments represent chronic or acute health problems such as asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),…
Descriptors: Special Education, Young Children, Special Needs Students, Chronic Illness
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Bouck, Emily C.; Maher, Courtney – Advances in Special Education, 2019
The term intellectual disability is broad and encompassing. Regardless of the severity of a child's intellectual disability, early education is important. This chapter discusses educational considerations of young learners with intellectual disability. Specially, the chapter focuses on academics, life skills, social skills and social development,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Intellectual Disability, Early Childhood Education, Daily Living Skills
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Thorius, Kathleen A. King; Moore, Tammera S.; Coomer, M. Nickie – Advances in Special Education, 2019
We reviewed three existing reviews of literature: two related to cultural and linguistic diversity in well-regarded special education research outlets including "Advances in Special Education," and the third regarding constructions of culture, race, disability, and risk in early childhood and early childhood special education (ECSE)…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Research, Teaching Methods, Students with Disabilities
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Bakken, Jeffrey P. – Advances in Special Education, 2019
The field of special education has come a long way with regard to providing services for young children with disabilities; but, more investigative research is needed. From the very beginning, young children with disabilities were not served in our public schools. This created turmoil for families and parents, and advocacy groups then got involved…
Descriptors: Special Education, Young Children, Students with Disabilities, Disability Identification
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Brigham, Frederick J.; McKenna, John Williams; Lavin, Carlos E.; Koc, Murat; Watkins, Lindsay; Brigham, Michele M. – Advances in Special Education, 2019
This chapter reviews recent research regarding behavior interventions for young children. We first consider the implications of allowing maladaptive behavior to remain untreated in young children. The reasons that people may select for inaction are illustrated through a case example of an individual who manifested behavior problems that were…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Intervention, Family Environment
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Bakken, Jeffrey P., Ed.; Obiakor, Festus E., Ed. – Advances in Special Education, 2019
While services for students with disabilities have been vastly improved in recent years, and research has created far greater awareness for the issues they face, there are still many obstacles to overcome as these students progress through the education system. This book discusses the considerable challenges these students conquer in education,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Hearing Impairments
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