Teaching Exceptional Children Foundations and Best Practices in Early Childhood Special Education
Teaching Exceptional Children is the ideal textbook for introductory graduate and undergraduate courses on early childhood special education and teaching in inclusive classrooms. Bayat’s clear and accessible writing, the text’s visually appealing design, and the focused pedagogy included in each chapter help make it possible for students and instructors to cover a significant amount of material. This powerful text identifies specific behavioral characteristics and presents theoretical information grounded in neuroscience and child development research for a wide range of disabilities. Chapters provide research-based best practices for effectively working with children with various disabilities in inclusive classrooms. This third edition has been fully updated with recent research and includes new sections on Universal Design for Learning, adaptations, technology, and common challenges in inclusive early childhood classrooms.
This book is also accompanied by a robust collection of online resources for instructors and students, providing full support, including a Companion Website featuring an Instructor's Manual with additional ideas for assignments and projects, web and video links with reflection questions, a test bank, and lecture slides; and an eBook+ offering interactive links to videos, glossary terms, and more!
Part I: Foundations of Early Childhood Inclusive and Special Education 1. Education of Children with Disabilities: An Introduction to the Field 2. Inclusive Education: Current Issues and Methods of Intervention in Early Childhood 3. Atypical Development 4. Families are the Most Important of All 5. Identification and Assessment 6. Developing IFSP and IEP Part II: Learning and Behavior Characteristics of Disabilities, and Best Practices 7. Children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 8. Children Who Have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 9. Children Who Need Mental Health Support 10. Children with Communication Disorders 11. Children With Intellectual Disability 12. Children with Hearing Loss and Visual Impairment 13. Children Who Have Motor Issues and Other Health Impairments Part III: Kindergarten Through Third Grade 14. Education of Children with Disabilities in Primary School Years – Grades K-3