A Guide to Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Services

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Brookes Publishing #ad - Itinerant special educators can be much more than "tutors" for young children with special needs. Ensure the smooth delivery of IEP services, stay attuned to community resources that support children and families, and assist with transitions to other programs. Collect accurate information on both the child and the classroom environment, and support general educators in meeting their assessment responsibilities.

Itinerant teachers will get the research-based guidance they need to successfully play the part ofConsultant. This is the book that every itinerant early childhood special educator has been waiting for, the first one that takes the guesswork out of their jobs and shows them how to make a real difference in preschool classrooms.

Includes practical forms & tools: sample letters to parents, teachers, and program directorsSample planning forms for consultation/coaching sessionsPIECES tool for assessing itinerant servicesSample agreement to support itinerant servicesand more Used book in Good Condition. To help them excel in each of these roles, teachers will get a detailed start-to-finish model for providing itinerant services, from gathering information to evaluating the effectiveness of their services.

A Guide to Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Services #ad - A professional development resource that programs will rely on as itinerant services continue to thrive, this urgently needed book will help "traveling teachers" become agents of change in early childhood classrooms—and give young children with disabilities the best possible start in school. Extended case studies and sample dialogues illustrate what successful itinerant services look like, and guidelines on logistics help readers resolve everyday challenges such as managing a busy schedule and working with a parent or teacher resistant to change.

Guide the complex iep process, manage and resolve conflict, and effectively persuade others to adopt changes and innovations that will benefit the child.

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The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook

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Brookes Publishing #ad - They'll also have samples so they can see how to use the tools to evaluate and improve their interactions. With this essential coaching guidebook, service coordinators, nurses, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, physical therapists, early literacy specialists, social workers, occupational therapists, Early Head Start and Head Start staff, every early childhood professional including developmental specialists, infant mental health specialists, and teachers will provide effective support to families and other professionals to enhance developmental outcomes for all young children.

Includes practical forms & tools:coaching practices rating scale—determines how well a practitioner is using coaching practices with families or colleaguesCoaching Log—helps coaches record and critically analyze a coaching conversationCoaching Plan—used to develop the initial coaching plan and the action plans for achieving desired outcomesFramework for Reflective Questioning—helps coaches evaluate the entire coaching process, recognizing what worked and what could be done differently next timeTranscripts of successful coaching in action Used book in Good Condition.

The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook #ad - . Developed by the foremost authorities on coaching and informed by the authors' staff development and technical assistance activities with other professionals, this book directly addresses the real-world challenges of coaching and gives readers concrete guidance on successful strategies and interactions.

This hands-on guide shows professionals how to conduct skillful coaching in any setting—home, school, or community. An expanded, more practical follow-up to the groundbreaking Coaching Families and Colleagues in Early Childhood, this is the guidebook that walks professionals step by step through the coaching process and shows them explicitly what best practices look like.

Evidence-based and highly effective, develop new skills, coaching helps early childhood practitioners support other professionals and families as they enhance existing knowledge, and promote healthy development of young children.

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Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth Through Age 8

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The National Association of Education of Young Children #ad - The book developmentally appropriate Practice has been an essential resource for the early childhood field since its first edition in 1987. Cd-rom. This third edition is the most extensive yet, learning, fully revised to align with the latest research on development, and teaching effectiveness. In this book, and explain dap concepts mentioned in the book• two dozen video examples from real early childhood classrooms, and challenges the field to think about developmentally appropriate practice with more openness and precision• overviews of children’s development and learning in four periods of life: the infant and toddler years, by contrast, early childhood practitioners and students will find a wealth of information:• NAEYC’s official Position Statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice• A chapter by Carol Copple and Sue Bredekamp that makes clear the connection between DAP and excellent teaching, plus commentary text, and the primary grades• Pages of specific examples for each age period describing key practices seen in high-quality early childhood settings centers and school classrooms as well as family child care―and, the kindergarten year, the preschool years, practices that are less likely to serve children wellA CD of additional resource material will further support learning:• More than 60 readings pdf format taken from Young Children articles and NAEYC’s books and position statements that relate to, expand on, that highlight significant elements of developmentally appropriate practice in action Used book in Good Condition.

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Active Experiences for Active Children: Science 3rd Edition

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Pearson #ad - Have integrity in terms of content key to science. Used book in Good Condition. Part of a series of texts, constructivist, active experiences for Active Children: Science, Third Edition, standards-based, is unique to the market by providing a theoretical foundation for teaching science to preschoolers and primary-grade children alongside meaningful, hands-on learning "experiences" to guide teachers in their practice.

Provide time and opportunity for children to think and reflect on their experiences. Have continuity: one experience builds on another, forming a complete, coherent, integrated learning curriculum for young children as well as connecting the early childhood setting to children’s homes and communities.

Involve children in group work, investigations, or projects based on inquiry learning. This highly- readable, user-friendly series text is formatted with an engaging, conversational style that will connect and resonate with its varied readers. Provide the teacher with the opportunity to document and assess children’s learning.

Organized to address a variety of audiences, the text is formatted in two parts: Part One offers a foundation for young children and science; Part Two offers thematic based units full of resources for teachers, teacher strategies, and inquiry-based experiences for children. The content has been expanded in the third edition to include a new chapter on engaging children with the natural world Chapter 14, references to the most recent reports on science education from the National Academies, updated and expanded lists of books and Web sites for children and adults, and new activities.

Active Experiences for Active Children: Science 3rd Edition #ad - Organized around the national science education standards and the Benchmarks for Science Literacy, usable guides for planning meaningful learning experiences in science for children in childcare settings, preschool programs, the textconsists of clear, concise, Head Start and other federally funded programs, and kindergarten.

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Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children with Special Needs, Loose-Leaf Version 9th Edition

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Pearson #ad - Cd-rom. Used book in Good Condition. Loose-leaf version of this 9th Edition of the text by Ruth E. Diane klein, and Deborah Chen. Cook, M. From Pearson.

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The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms

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Storey Publishing, LLC #ad - Clare walker leslie shows kids how to experience nature with all five senses, a major city, whether they live in the countryside, or somewhere in between. Used book in Good Condition. Cd-rom. Storey Publishing. Guiding children through inspiring activities like sketching wildlife, and watching bird migrations, observing constellations, keeping a weather journal, collecting leaves, The Nature Connection encourages kids to engage with the world outside and promotes a lifelong love of nature.

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Routines-Based Early Intervention: Supporting Young Children and Their Families

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Brookes Publishing #ad - Uncover the whole family's functional needs through an in-depth yet unintimidating interview about daily routines and activities. Write high-quality IFSPs and IEPs. Putting the wisdom and strategies from his popular workshops into book form for the first time, Robin McWilliam gives professionals a detailed framework for early intervention that addresses families' individual needs and helps children participate in daily routines.

Pub date: may 01, 2010 Coach families on weaving intervention into daily routines, so children have the best chance to learn and retain new skills. To help readers implement the model successfully and ensure fidelity to its principles, this practical how-to guide gives professionals more than 25 photocopiable checklists and other tools.

Cd-rom. Get to know the family by creating a helpful visual depiction of their relationships, supports, and resources. Conduct assessment that's truly family-centered. Now there's a definitive guide to this highly respected, theoretically sound model-straight from the leading authority on routines-based intervention.

Routines-Based Early Intervention: Supporting Young Children and Their Families #ad - Implement the primary-service-provider model, so families receive strong, consistent support from one provider. Empower families to continue intervention between visits. And the review quizzes at the end of each chapter help make this an ideal textbook for preservice professionals as they prepare to work with children and families.

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Making Preschool Inclusion Work: Strategies for Supporting Children, Teachers, and Programs

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Brookes Publishing #ad - Pub date: may 01, 2010 Evidence-based guidance on:planning and delivering creative, including autism, consultation, visual and hearing impairments, cost-effective inclusion services and accommodations includes detailed guidance for administratorssuccessfully using today's best models to implement inclusion supports, such as itinerant teaching, and co-teachingpreparing for and conducting an effective IEP meeting, with concrete strategies for working collaboratively with parentssolving problems and managing conflictapplying Universal Design for Learning principles to classroom instructionusing teaching strategies that engage and support all childrenaddressing the needs and challenges commonly associated with specific disabilities, and physical disabilitiespreventing and managing challenging behavior with positive behavioral supportssupporting kindergarten readiness and ensuring a smooth transition between programsThis comprehensive textbook gives education professionals a thorough introduction to inclusion supports: evidence-based practices and strategies that help children with disabilities fully participate in preschool classrooms.

Practical materials: in-depth case studies and vignettes from both professional and parent perspectives, strategies for adapting curriculum content, disability-specific interventions to keep and use as a referenceA featured book in our Successful Early Childhood Inclusion Kit! Used book in Good Condition.

Making Preschool Inclusion Work: Strategies for Supporting Children, Teachers, and Programs #ad - Cd-rom. 268 pages. Paperback. Storey Publishing.

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Designs for Living and Learning, Second Edition: Transforming Early Childhood Environments

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Redleaf Press #ad - Redleaf Press. 268 pages. Cd-rom. Used book in Good Condition. Pub date: may 01, 2010 Paperback. With hundreds of all-new colorful photographs of real early learning settings and a multitude of simple and practical concepts for creative indoor and outdoor spaces and learning materials, this book truly is a source of inspiration as you learn how to shape welcoming spaces where children can learn and grow.

Expanded chapters include new information reflecting current trends and concerns in early childhood, facing and overcoming barriers and negotiating change, such as the use of repurposed and nontraditional materials, alternative ways to think about providing for learning outcomes, children in the outdoors, and the impact of environmental rating scales in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems QRIS.

Two new chapters are included, one highlighting the transformations of environments with before and after photos and outlines of the process, and the other with examples of soliciting children's ideas about the environment. Deb curtis and Margie Carter are internationally acclaimed experts in early childhood.

Designs for living and learning has been a favorite resource among educators and caregivers for more than a decade, and this new edition is packed with even more ideas that can be used as you create captivating environments that nurture children, families, and staff while supporting children's learning.

Designs for Living and Learning, Second Edition: Transforming Early Childhood Environments #ad - Storey Publishing. They host three-day institutes and professional development seminars for early childhood professionals; consult with early childhood programs across North America, Australia, and New Zealand; and have written many books together. You likely have dreams for your early childhood environment that are greater than rating scales, regulations, and room arrangements.

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An Activity-Based Approach to Early Intervention, Third Edition

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Brookes Publishing #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The third edition of an activity-based approach to Early Intervention is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to understanding and implementing a naturalistic, coordinated, well-grounded approach to intervention with children from birth to age five. Activity-based intervention ABI is designed to help children reach their individual learning and developmental goals and objectives through daily routines and play activities.

The book offers the conceptual foundation as well as the practical information needed to implement ABI. Used book in Good Condition. Storey Publishing. Redleaf Press. It links the assessment, and evaluation processes and offers a proven, intervention, goal development, systematic method that enables professionals to effectively use children's own motivations and initiations to individualize instruction and identify meaningful instructional activities.

An Activity-Based Approach to Early Intervention, Third Edition #ad - 268 pages. Pub date: may 01, 2010 Cd-rom. Paperback.

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Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs

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Brookes Publishing #ad - Educators will learn how to apply these three strategies for the benefit of all children; review the latest research that supports the Building Blocks model; and find ready‐to‐use tips and guidance on key topics, encouraging independence, such as fostering friendships, and promoting positive behavior.

Used book in Good Condition. Reproducible forms help with planning and assessment, and seven comprehensive new training modules make it easy to teach the Building Blocks framework in college courses and professional development sessions. Equally useful as a student‐friendly textbook and a go‐to‐to inclusion guide for practicing educators, this is a resource teachers will return to again and again for proven, easy‐use strategies that support the success of every young learner.

Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs #ad - New guidance and tips on:applying udl principles to engage every student in your diverse classroomintegrating literacy and steam into daily activities and routinesSupporting the executive function skills of all young learnersApplying new and expanded curriculum modificationsCollaborating successfully with other team members to ensure the best child outcomesConducting classroom quality assessmentIncludes 7 training modules!Using the Building Blocks frameworkConducting ongoing child assessmentPlanning for the individual childUsing visuals to support learningApplying the Building Blocks framework to math and scienceApplying the framework to challenging classroom behaviorExtending the framework to infants and toddlers Each module includes a slide deck, presentation notes, learning activities, and a list of other resources and references.

Redleaf Press. 268 pages. Storey Publishing. Like the groundbreaking previous editions, embedded learning opportunities, evidence‐ and inservice teachers three types of practical, and child‐based inclusion strategies: curriculum modifications, this updated Building Blocks guide gives pre‐focused instructional strategies.

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