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Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs, Third Edition

Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs, Third Edition Coming Soon

Authors: Susan R. Sandall Ph.D., Ilene S. Schwartz Ph.D., BCBA-D, Gail E. Joseph Ph.D., Ariane Gauvreau Ph.D., BCBA-D   Foreword Author: Mary Louise Hemmeter Ph.D.   With Authors: Eva M. Horn Ph.D., Joan A. Lieber Ph.D., Samuel L. Odom Ph.D.

ISBN: 978-1-68125-341-1
Pages: 240
Copyright: 2019
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Expanded with timely new content and consistent with DEC Recommended Practices, the third edition of this bestselling book will fully prepare a new generation of early childhood educators to teach and include every child. Like the groundbreaking previous editions, this updated Building Blocks guide gives pre‐ and inservice teachers three types of practical, evidence‐based inclusion strategies: curriculum modifications, embedded learning opportunities, and child‐focused instructional strategies. Educators will learn how to apply these three strategies for the benefit of all children; review the latest research that supports the Building Blocks model; and find ready‐to‐use tips and guidance on key topics, such as fostering friendships, encouraging independence, and promoting positive behavior. Reproducible forms help with planning and assessment, and seven comprehensive new training modules make it easy to teach the Building Blocks framework in college courses and professional development sessions.

Equally useful as a student‐friendly textbook and a go‐to inclusion guide for practicing educators, this is a resource teachers will return to again and again for proven, easy‐to‐use strategies that support the success of every young learner.

  • Applying UDL principles to engage every student in your diverse classroom
  • Integrating literacy and STEAM into daily activities and routines
  • Supporting the executive function skills of all young learners
  • Applying new and expanded curriculum modifications
  • Collaborating successfully with other team members to ensure the best child outcomes
  • Conducting classroom quality assessment

Includes 7 training modules!
  • Using the Building Blocks framework
  • Conducting ongoing child assessment
  • Planning for the individual child
  • Using visuals to support learning
  • Applying the Building Blocks framework to math and science
  • Applying the framework to challenging classroom behavior
  • Extending the framework to infants and toddlers

Each module includes a slide deck, presentation notes, learning activities, and a list of other resources and references.
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About the Authors
Foreward by Mary Louise Hemmeter

Section I  Using the Building Blocks Framework
Chapter 1  Introduction
Chapter 2  Evidence‐Based Practice and the Building Blocks Framework
Chapter 3  Keys to Collaboration
Chapter 4  Getting Started

Section II  Teaching Strategies
Chapter 5  Curriculum Modifications
   Curriculum Modification by Type
   Curriculum Modification by Activity and Routine
Chapter 6  Embedded Learning Opportunities
Chapter 7  Child‐Focused Instructional Strategies

Section III  Important Topics Related to the Building Blocks Framework
Chapter 8  Becoming More Independent
Chapter 9  Acquiring and Using Knowledge:Literacy and STEAM
Chapter 10  Friendships and Social Relationships
Chapter 11  Developmentally Appropriate Classroom Behavior
Chapter 12  Concluding Thoughts

Appendix A  Blank Forms
Appendix B  Additional Resources