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

2nd Edition

Mojdeh Bayat

Routledge
Published November 28, 2016
Textbook - 598 Pages
ISBN 9781138802209 - CAT# Y170078

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Summary

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.

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