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Learn vital information on creating an inclusive and welcoming classroom for special needs children. Products include a number of resource books and learning cards to facilitate a special needs child's development in the classroom.

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  • Simple Signing with Young Children, Revised
    Simple Signing with Young Children, Revised
    • Item Number: 92919
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    Because their vocabularies haven't yet caught up with their thoughts and emotions, young children often struggle to communicate. Sign language can help them express themselves effectively to adults and peers--without the emotional outbursts caused by frustration! This book features the latest research to equip educators and caregivers with the tools and resources to teach young learners how to effectively communicate. Paperback. 208 pages.
  • Practical Strategies for Supporting Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Practical Strategies for Supporting Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Item Number: 81379
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    The prevalence of ASD is growing tremendously in early childhood classrooms. This book showcases the diverse capabilities of students with ASD and prepares early childhood educators to work effectively with students ages 3-5 with pervasive developmental disorders. Descriptive examples and interactive activities guide teachers to understand how these disorders affect student progress and how educators can tap into student potential. Each chapter offers several strategies to address specific academic,… More »
  • Sensory Integration: A Guide for Preschool Teachers - Paperback
    Sensory Integration: A Guide for Preschool Teachers - Paperback
    • Item Number: 84558
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    This resource book offers simple easy-to-use solutions to support sensory needs of preschool children in your classroom. Adaptations and activities are included for Sensory Processing Disorder. Chapters cover concepts such as: Explaining Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorder, Defining sensory avoiders, seekers, and under-responders, Designing the environment to support the sensory development of all children, Helping preschoolers with sensory processing problems, Providing practical… More »
  • Dual Language Learners 0 to 8 - Paperback
    Dual Language Learners 0 to 8 - Paperback
    • Item Number: 26033
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    Growing research shows that many children from immigrant and refugee families are not doing well in school, due in part to linguistic and cultural disadvantages. Teaching dual-language learners requires cultural sensitivity, an understanding of language acquisition, and intentional teaching strategies. Combining research and techniques, this book helps you support dual-language learners as they develop the skills necessary for school readiness and success. Age focus: 0 - 8. Paperback. 160 pages.
  • Many Languages, Building Connections
    Many Languages, Building Connections
    • Item Number: 29008
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    All infants and toddlers need experiences that nurture, support, and teach their home language and culture. Language is a vital component of early experiences well before a child can say his first word. Infants and toddlers whose families come from diverse backgrounds and speak different languages are appearing in all kinds of early care and learning settings in growing numbers. Even the most experienced caregiver can feel a bit unsure about meeting the unique needs of infants and toddlers from… More »
  • Teaching Infants, Toddlers and Twos with Special Needs - Paperback
    Teaching Infants, Toddlers and Twos with Special Needs - Paperback
    • Item Number: 87090
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    This book has been written for all teachers and directors who work with infants, toddlers, and twos, including special educators and educators working with typically developing children. It specifically addresses the needs of children with developmental delays, as well as those children at risk for developing special needs. Each chapter includes experiences and activities that are common to settings where infants and toddlers learn. The strategies provided are easy to use and apply to all children.… More »
  • The Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom - Paperback
    The Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom - Paperback
    • Item Number: 97695
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    Describes practical ways to adjust centers and classroom routines for children with special needs. Suggestions enable all children to learn by keeping them involved in developmentally appropriate routines and center based activities. Each chapter focuses on either a learning center, such as art or science, or a time of the day, such as snack time or dismissal, with particular attention to the needs of children who are developmentally delayed, orthopedically impaired, have autism/Pervasive Development… More »
  • Inclusive Literacy Lessons for Early Childhood
    Inclusive Literacy Lessons for Early Childhood
    • Item Number: 15905
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    Best-selling, award-winning authors Pam Schiller and Clarissa Willis have teamed up to create this collection of 100 literacy lessons, designed to introduce children ages 3-6 to a variety of literacy concepts and build important literacy skills. Each of these simple, fun lessons offers adaptations for children with special needs, including: visual and hearing impairments, cognitive challenges, motor delays, speech/language delays, and emotional/behavior issues. The first page of each two-page lesson… More »
  • Teaching Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder - Paperback
    Teaching Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder - Paperback
    • Item Number: 72308
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    "Teaching Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder" is a straightforward, easy-to-understand guide to working with children who have autism. It explains the major characteristics associated with autism and helps teachers understand the ways children with autism relate to the world. Each chapter offers specific strategies for teachers to use, including setting up a proactive preschool environment, helping children learn life skills, managing behavior, helping children with autism communicate,… More »
  • A Show Of Hands
    A Show Of Hands
    • Item Number: 61241
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    A unique resource describing how the use of puppets can support emergent literacy skills, introduce children to literature, and help manage the classroom. Includes tips for designing, constructing, or buying puppets. Also includes how to use puppets with special needs children. 232 pages.
  • Challenging Exceptionally Bright Children
    Challenging Exceptionally Bright Children
    • Item Number: 29099
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    Understand what it means to be exceptionally bright in preschool and prekindergarten and guide children to reach their full potential. Includes strategies for creating rich and satisfying learning experiences that meet the needs of all children. 192 pages.
  • The Out-Of-Sync Child - Paperback
    The Out-Of-Sync Child - Paperback
    • Item Number: 34094
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    Written by Carol Stock Kranowitz, The Out-Of-Sync Child was the first of its kind to explain SPD - Sensory Processing Disorder - and provide parents a drug-free alternative in helping their children grow and adjust in the world. This is the revised addition, offering new sections on hearing and vision, and how this disorder often appears alongside other conditions.
  • Beyond Differences and Diagnoses: The Celebration of Inclusion for All Children
    Beyond Differences and Diagnoses: The Celebration of Inclusion for All Children
    • Item Number: 11254
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    Emphasizes the importance of play in the inclusive classroom. Provides teachers with experiences that will enhance all children's cognitive, social, and emotional development.
  • Emotion Learning Cards
    Emotion Learning Cards
    • Item Number: 21052
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    4 - 7 years. Explore feelings and vocabulary development with 22 different emotions. Set includes 22 cards (each measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2") with photographs and a bilingual resource guide.
  • Baby Signing Board Books
    Baby Signing Board Books
    $5.99 - $27.95
    • Item Number: 39402P
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    8 - 36 months. Children are able to communicate by signing before they develop the skills necessary for speech. By teaching simple sign language to children from as young as eight months, we can help them to convey their emotions and their needs. When children begin to talk, having sign language to fall back on provides a comforting safety net. Add to the fun of signing by singing well-known nursery rhymes and songs. Even proficient speakers will long enjoy signing to a favorite song or rhyme. Simple… More »

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