Early Childhood Special Education: Current Practices, Research, and Future Directions
Despite SLPs' best efforts to read broadly across related disciplines, each profession has unique intra-disciplinary dialogue, terminology, and current "hot button" issues. This program provides a summary of the field of early childhood special education (ECSE), with a particular focus on inclusion of preschool-aged children in community-based early childhood programs.
You will be able to:
- discuss the individualization process, which ensures that the individualized learning priorities for each child are appropriately addressed
- explain the rationale that supports the use of fluid models of service delivery among specialized services
- discuss the importance of building strong communities of interdisciplinary practice in the application of a comprehensive curriculum framework
- describe and differentiate approaches to itinerant ECSE as a primary service delivery option
- list federal accountability requirements related to young children with disabilities, and explain the importance of high-quality assessments
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