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Guralnick, Michael J.; Bruder, Mary Beth – Infants and Young Children, 2016
The current status and future directions of early childhood inclusion in the United States are discussed from the perspective of 4 key goals: access, accommodations and feasibility, developmental progress, and social integration. Recommendations are put forward to promote inclusion goals emphasizing administrative structures, personnel…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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Stayton, Vicki D. – Infants and Young Children, 2015
Both the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and its Division for Early Childhood (DEC) recognize that one of the critical factors in the provision of evidence-based practices for children with special needs and their families is a well-prepared workforce. Therefore, CEC has developed initial and advanced personnel standards to be used to…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Muhlenhaupt, Mary; Pizur-Barnekow, Kris; Schefkind, Sandra; Chandler, Barbara; Harvison, Neil – Infants and Young Children, 2015
Occupational therapy provides a unique contribution in early intervention programs for families and their children from birth to 3 years old who are at risk for, or who have, identified disabilities. This article describes occupational therapy's distinct value and presents the profession's perspective on services to enhance families' caregiving…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Early Intervention, Allied Health Occupations Education, Competence
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Appl, Dolores J.; Farrar, Katelyn Longstreet; Smith, Karen G. – Infants and Young Children, 2012
The mentor of a parent-child playgroup, an experienced student playgroup facilitator, and a faculty member teaching a family-professional collaboration course describe opportunities for preservice student facilitators to learn about and implement family-centered practices. The experiences of one student facilitator are used to explain the…
Descriptors: Play, Group Activities, Family Programs, Infants
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Brown, Jennifer A.; Woods, Juliann J. – Infants and Young Children, 2011
Gaining knowledge and skills in the practice of family-centered assessment procedures is an important component of the preservice education for early intervention providers. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of systematic instruction on speech-language pathology (SLP) practicum students' implementation of family-centered…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Occupations Education, Instruction, Feedback (Response)