Teaching Exceptional Children: Foundations and Best Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Education Classrooms (Hardcover)

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Teaching Exceptional Children is an ideal textbook for introductory graduate and undergraduate courses on early childhood special education and teaching in inclusive classrooms. Bayat's clear and accessible writing, a visually appealing design, and focused pedagogy in each chapter help make it possible 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. Research-based best practices for effectively working with children with various disabilities in inclusive classrooms are provided in each chapter. The second edition has been fully updated based on the DSM-5, and includes new sections on contemporary issues in inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood classrooms, such as challenging behaviors, using technology, at-risk children, promoting mental health, and family issues.

A robust pedagogical program, along with online resources for instructors and students, provides full support, including:

  • Chapter Objectives and Key Terms help frame each chapter
  • Discussion, Critical Thinking, Essay/Short Answer, and Review Questions at the beginning, throughout, and concluding chapters prompt students to fully engage with the material
  • Homework/Field Assignments provide opportunities for students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations
  • Real-Life Vignettes illustrate concepts in action
  • Color Photos, Figures, and Tables clarify concepts in a visually engaging way
  • Recommended Resources and References offer guidance for further study
  • The companion website, http: //routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9781138802209, includes instructor resources for teaching and planning, including an Instructor's Manual with additional ideas for assigntments and projects, web links, and video links with reflection questions; a test bank; and PowerPoint lecture slides. The site also includes tools for students to engage with and master the concepts and terminology introduced in the book.

About the Author

Mojdeh Bayat is Associate Professor of Education at DePaul University, USA. She has a BA in Law and Society from The American University, an MA in Early Childhood Special Education from Northeastern Illinois University, and a PhD in Child Development from Erikson Institute in Chicago.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781138802193
ISBN-10: 1138802190
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 2nd, 2016
Pages: 630
Language: English