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The Inclusive Learning Center Book: For Preschool Children with Special Needsby Rebecca Isbell
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This book invites all children to learn and play in learning centers. Research has clearly shown that play in centers helps young children learn language, develop social skills, and enhance cognitive understanding. Children with special needs can actively participate and use materials that interest them. This stimulates brain connections in young children.
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This book provides teachers with valuable information so they can use centers effectively with children who have special needs in the classroom. By using the adaptations, teachers will be able to work to meet the individualized needs of each young child. This book considers specific learning objectives and evaluation methods that are appropriate for each child. The recommendations provided are designed to assist teachers in the development of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for preschoolers with special needs.
Easy learning center adaptations that include children with special needs.
The Inclusive Learning Center Book is designed for teachers and directors who work with all young children. Offering both traditional and unique centers, the activities in each center have adaptations for children with special needs.
The Inclusive Learning Center Book is designed for teachers and directors who work with all young children, including those with special needs. Offering both traditional and unique centers, the plans for each center include learning objectives, letters to parents, layout, vocabulary, props, activities, and literacy connections. The final section has assessment and evaluation tools. The activities in the 31 learning centers include ways to adapt each center for children with a variety of special needs, such as physical challenges, speech and language problems, developmental and/or cognitive delays, behavioral challenges, visual challenges, and autism spectrum disorder.
About the Author
Christy Isbell, Ph.D., is the Program Director and Associate Professor for the Occupational Therapy Program at Milligan College in Tennessee. She teaches child development, human development, and pediatric therapy courses for the Masters of Occupational Therapy Program. Additionally, Dr. Isbell is Board Certified in Pediatrics and maintains specialty training in sensory integration and neuro-developmental treatment techniques.
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