Now in its fourth edition, Very Young Children with Special Needs: A Formative Approach for Today’s Children provides the best introduction to early childhood special education and early intervention for professionals preparing to work with infants, toddlers and preschool children with disabilities and their families. A foundational text that is both comprehensive and practical, it offers a thorough review of early intervention and early childhood special education, and the most detailed information available about the causes of disabling conditions in young children. Readers will be provided with “best practices” for supporting diverse families, five philosophical issues important to effective intervention and support to young children and their families, and unique coverage of typical child development across physical, emotional, language and cognitive domains. Through its use of narrative, case studies, and distinctive “close-ups”; updated information incorporating the newest provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004; inclusion of medical information regarding the etiologies of various disabilities; thorough introduction to emerging trends in the areas of personalization, relationship-based service, and evidence-based practices, students in fields as diverse as special education, social work, health care, and physical therapy will benefit from the interdisciplinary perspective and plethora of information found in the text’s entirety. It’s also a great resource for parents and families of children with special needs seeking ample information that’s also supportive and complete.
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