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Making Friends PreK 3

Making Friends PreK 3 Author Ruth Herron Ross
ISBN-10 9781629141251
Release 2014-08-05
Pages 232
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Research shows that a child's social and behavioral skills affect the development of cognitive and physical abilities. Set students on a path to success and have fun doing it with this newly retitled edition of the popular Wanna Play. The authors provide hundreds of activities that help children learn how to behave appropriately and make friends. Included are tools for teaching emotion regulation, team playing, and body safety to all children, making this resource ideal for use in inclusive settings. New features include: A social interaction checklist for identifying learners' strengths and weaknesses Teacher-friendly activities that can be used in small groups or with the whole class A chapter on teaching emotions and communication skills Students with social challenges benefit from direct instruction, and early intervention helps prevent behavior problems and pave the way to academic success. This hands-on guidebook gives teachers, counselors, behavior therapists, and caregivers a wealth of easily implemented and fun-filled ways to enhance children's skills in all areas of social interaction.



The Making Friends Program

The Making Friends Program Author Paddy C. Favazza
ISBN-10 1598579215
Release 2015-09
Pages 152
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Bullying prevention starts with helping young children understand and accept diversity the earlier the better. That's why your school team needs this ready-to-use resource, a simple, fun, and effective way to promote social acceptance in the critical early years of attitude development. Perfect for K 2 classrooms, this book presents the field-tested, research-based Making Friends program, a toolbox of adaptable, practical strategies that fit right into your regular school day. You'll help students respect and accept each other's differences through three methods: 1) reading diversity-themed stories and conducting brief whole-class discussions; 2) forming small learning groups that encourage children from diverse backgrounds to play and interact; and 3) sharing the storybooks you read with families so they can continue discussions at home. Aligned with DEC/NAEYC recommended practices and the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards, this proven program will boost students' social and academic skills as you create a welcoming, inclusive, and culturally responsive classroom. USE THIS PROGRAM TO enrich your existing classroom activities circle time, class discussion, cooperative play with important lessons on social acceptance strengthen students' literacy skills while they learn to accept and celebrate differences support friendships among children of diverse abilities, backgrounds, and family structures lay the groundwork for bully-free school environments choose books, toys, and other materials that reflect our diverse world and give young children a sense of belonging implement a universal design for learning (UDL) approach to address the needs of diverse learners "think on your feet" to work lessons on acceptance into small teachable moments and everyday conversations increase the home-school connection with strategies parents can use with their children strengthen understanding of how acceptance is developed through reflective activities for teachers and school-wide teams PRACTICAL MATERIALS: The book includes a complete package of reproducible, adaptable materials for implementing the Making Friends program, including a sample activity schedule, discussion guides, and forms to send home with families. You'll also get step-by-step directions on working the activities into your school day, extensive lists of diversity resources, vignettes that model positive interactions, and more. "



The PEERS Curriculum for School Based Professionals

The PEERS   Curriculum for School Based Professionals Author Elizabeth A. Laugeson
ISBN-10 9781136239618
Release 2013-10-23
Pages 312
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The PEERS® Curriculum for School-Based Professionals brings UCLA's highly acclaimed and widely popular PEERS program into the school setting. This sixteen-week program, clinically proven to significantly improve social skills and social interactions among teens with autism spectrum disorder, is now customized for the needs of psychologists, counselors, speech pathologists, administrators, and teachers. The manual is broken down into clearly divided lesson plans, each of which have concrete rules and steps, corresponding homework assignments, plans for review, and unique, fun activities to ensure that teens are comfortable incorporating what they've learned. The curriculum also includes parent handouts, tips for preparing for each lesson, strategies for overcoming potential pitfalls, and the research underlying this transformative program.



Children Play and Development

Children  Play  and Development Author Fergus P. Hughes
ISBN-10 9781483378893
Release 2009-04-02
Pages 384
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"Quite simply, this is the best text on play and development I have ever read. It was thought provoking while being reader-friendly at the same time. This work is very thorough and would be an excellent text for undergraduate or experienced in-service graduates." —L. Kathryn Sharp, The University of Memphis A comprehensive look at children's play from birth to adolescence Children, Play, and Development, Fourth Edition, discusses the relationship of play to the physical, social, intellectual, and emotional growth of the child. Author Fergus P. Hughes focuses on the historical, sociocultural, and ethological context of play; the role of development in play; and the wide range of theories that provide a framework for interpreting play. The changes in this thoroughly updated Fourth Edition include new information on cultural differences in object play, a critique of experimental research on play across cultures, brain correlates of aggressive play in humans and animals, the development of the young child's ability to distinguish between reality and make-believe, computers in the classroom, the development of emergent literacy, and the impact of attachment on children's development. Key Features Offers thorough coverage of theoretical perspectives on play, showing readers how theories contribute to a scientific understanding of play Provides an up-to-date review of the literature, with nearly half of the references new to this edition Includes a rich variety of pedagogical features that illustrate key points and help stimulate class discussions Presents Putting Theory Into Practice sections (two per chapter) that contain practical applications of theory and research High-Quality Ancillaries Instructor Resources on CD include PowerPoint presentations, a comprehensive test bank, and more. Qualified instructors can request a copy by contacting SAGE Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243), 6am–5pm PT.



Inclusive Early Childhood Education Development Resources and Practice

Inclusive Early Childhood Education  Development  Resources  and Practice Author Penny Deiner
ISBN-10 9781428320864
Release 2009-01-22
Pages 696
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INCLUSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: DEVELOPMENT, RESOURCES, AND PRACTICE is a comprehensive special education resource book designed to help educators navigate the early years of teaching. Readers will continuously return to author Penny Low Deiner’s current and responsive text to assist in the diagnosis and education of special needs children with a variety of learning disabilities. The text includes a coverage of disabilities as extensive as many Introduction to Special Education courses. However, it is more than a reference book. INCLUSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION also offers guidelines, vignettes, and hands-on program planning to prepare educators to integrate children with learning disabilities into regular classroom instruction. Deiner offers guidance on how to translate annual goals into the day-to-day classroom routine. The text connects knowledge to practice by challenging young educators to implement in the classroom the information they learn. While more comprehensive works are available on individual subjects covered in INCLUSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, the text provides educators of special needs children with a solid foundation of knowledge on which to grow their expertise. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Creating Inclusive Learning Environments for Young Children

Creating Inclusive Learning Environments for Young Children Author Clarissa Willis
ISBN-10 9781412957182
Release 2009
Pages 222
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This book provides information on common disabilities and practical strategies for creating inclusive environments and building student relationships.



Educating Children with Autism

Educating Children with Autism Author Committee on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism
ISBN-10 9780309210010
Release 2001-10-11
Pages 324
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Autism is a word most of us are familiar with. But do we really know what it means? Children with autism are challenged by the most essential human behaviors. They have difficulty interacting with other people-often failing to see people as people rather than simply objects in their environment. They cannot easily communicate ideas and feelings, have great trouble imagining what others think or feel, and in some cases spend their lives speechless. They frequently find it hard to make friends or even bond with family members. Their behavior can seem bizarre. Education is the primary form of treatment for this mysterious condition. This means that we place important responsibilities on schools, teachers and children's parents, as well as the other professionals who work with children with autism. With the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975, we accepted responsibility for educating children who face special challenges like autism. While we have since amassed a substantial body of research, researchers have not adequately communicated with one another, and their findings have not been integrated into a proven curriculum. Educating Children with Autism outlines an interdisciplinary approach to education for children with autism. The committee explores what makes education effective for the child with autism and identifies specific characteristics of programs that work. Recommendations are offered for choosing educational content and strategies, introducing interaction with other children, and other key areas. This book examines some fundamental issues, including: How children's specific diagnoses should affect educational assessment and planning How we can support the families of children with autism Features of effective instructional and comprehensive programs and strategies How we can better prepare teachers, school staffs, professionals, and parents to educate children with autism What policies at the federal, state, and local levels will best ensure appropriate education, examining strategies and resources needed to address the rights of children with autism to appropriate education. Children with autism present educators with one of their most difficult challenges. Through a comprehensive examination of the scientific knowledge underlying educational practices, programs, and strategies, Educating Children with Autism presents valuable information for parents, administrators, advocates, researchers, and policy makers.



Let s be Friends

Let s be Friends Author Kristen Mary Kemple
ISBN-10 080774395X
Release 2004
Pages 179
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This book describes methods of support and intervention teachers can use to create social inclusion in preschool and the primary grades. Combining general early childhood education with special education, this unique volume explains a wide variety of strategies ranging from environmental arrangement, on-the-spot teaching, and cooperative learning, to more intensive, individually-targeted interventions for children experiences challenges and disabilities.



Making Preschool Inclusion Work

Making Preschool Inclusion Work Author Anne Marie Richardson-Gibbs
ISBN-10 1598572113
Release 2014
Pages 259
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This comprehensive textbook will give future educators a thorough introduction to inclusion supports: evidence-based practices and strategies that help children with disabilities fully participate in preschool classrooms.



How to Promote Children s Social and Emotional Competence

How to Promote Children s Social and Emotional Competence Author Carolyn Webster-Stratton
ISBN-10 1446229793
Release 1999-10-01
Pages 336
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This book is for teachers of children aged four-eight years. It shows how teachers can collaborate with parents in addressing children's educational and emotional needs. The author presents a variety of classroom management strategies, which teachers can choose from to strengthen children's social and academic competence. She believes that children's emotional literacy is as important as academic literacy. The book shows how teachers can set up individualized programmes which address the special social and emotional needs of children at particular risk with social and academic problems, because of problems such as learning difficulties, hyperactivity, impulsivity, attention deficit disorder, language and reading delays and aggressive behaviour. The author shows how teachers can integrate individualized interventions for such children in the mainstream classroom, while enhancing the social competence of all their students. Teachers understand that just as a child's cognitive competence is important for their ability to learn so too does a child's social competence and emotional security affect their ability to learn. This book will support teachers in developing social competence and emotional well- being in all children. Based on the empirically validated" Dinosaur Social Skills and Problem-solving Curriculum," this book emphasizes the management of hyperactive, inattentive and aggressive children. It includes practical scripts, games, activities, pictures and circle time role-plays and plans for use with children 4-8 years. Carolyn Webster-Stratton is an educational psychologist who for twenty years has been developing and evaluating interventions to help children with behaviour problems. She is the author of the well-known parent book: The Incredible Years: A Trouble-Shooting Guide for Parents fo Young Children (Ages 3-8 Years).



First Steps to Preschool Inclusion

First Steps to Preschool Inclusion Author Sarika S. Gupta
ISBN-10 1598572520
Release 2014-03-07
Pages 197
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SAVE 20% when you order this guide during the month of August. Use Savings Code 3NEW0814. Interested in preschool inclusion, but not sure where to start? This introductory guide gathers everything you need to know to launch a successful inclusive early childhood program—and get critical buy-in from your whole staff. A must for leaders of early childhood programs, this reader-friendly primer reveals how inclusive education benefits all children, how school staff and parents can work as a team to make it happen, and how to knock down common barriers to inclusion. Combining the latest research with the nuts and bolts of program development, this book will help current and future early childhood leaders assemble highly effective inclusion teams and develop programs where every child learns and thrives. READ THIS BOOK TO Understand what inclusion is and what it looks like in practice Assess your program's readiness for inclusion Determine what your program needs to make inclusion work Learn which federal laws support inclusion in different early childhood settings Collaborate with staff and parents to develop and sustain key program changes Break through the myths and misinformation that create resistance to inclusion PRACTICAL FEATURES: Quick tips, vignettes, reflection activities, FYIs, and helpful resource lists make this an ideal preservice text and a practical team-building tool for inservice professional development. Not to be combined with any other discounts or offers. Consumer orders only, please. Be sure to reference Savings Code 3NEW0814. Offer is good through August 31, 2014.



Brain friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom

Brain friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom Author Judy Willis
ISBN-10 9781416605393
Release 2007
Pages 227
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Many teachers in regular classrooms feel unprepared to teach students with learning disabilities. Fortunately, brain research has confirmed that strategies benefiting learners with special challenges are suited for engaging and stimulating all learners. In this book, neurologist and classroom teacher Judy Willis explains that we can best help students by putting in place strategies, accommodations, and interventions that provide developmentally and academically appropriate challenges to suit the needs, gifts, and goals of each student. Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom will help teachers * Understand how the brain learns and the technologies that reveal this process. * Implement strategies that are compatible with students' individual learning styles and honor their multiple intelligences. * Improve the focus of students with attention disorders and help them gain the confidence and skills they need to develop goal-oriented behaviors. * Create an enriching learning environment by incorporating student-centered activities, discovery and hands-on learning experiences, cross-curricular learning, and multisensory lessons. * Implement strategic review, study, and test preparation strategies that will allow students to retain information and connect it with future learning. * Build safe, supportive classroom communities and raise class awareness and empathy for students with learning disabilities. It's time for teachers to lower the barriers, not the bar. Using strategies that align with research on how people's brains function, teachers can engage all students as individuals and help them reach their maximum potential with joy and confidence.



Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children Author Olivia N. Saracho
ISBN-10 9781136897016
Release 2013-01-17
Pages 480
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The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children is the essential reference on research on early childhood education throughout the world. This singular resource provides a comprehensive overview of important contemporary issues as well as the information necessary to make informed judgments about these issues. The field has changed significantly since the publication of the second edition, and this third edition of the handbook takes care to address the entirety of vital new developments. A valuable tool for all those who work and study in the field of early childhood education, this volume addresses critical, cutting edge research on child development, curriculum, policy, and research and evaluation strategies. With a multitude of new and updated chapters, The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, 3rd Edition makes the expanding knowledge base related to early childhood education readily available and accessible.



Children s Friendship Training

Children s Friendship Training Author Fred D. Frankel
ISBN-10 9781135451516
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 210
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Building Social Relationships

Building Social Relationships Author Scott Bellini
ISBN-10 1934575054
Release 2007-09-01
Pages 330
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Building Social Relationships addresses the need for social skills programming for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and other social difficulties by providing a comprehensive model that incorporates the following five steps: assess social functioning, distinguish between skill acquisition and performance deficits, select intervention strategies, implement intervention, and evaluate and monitor progress. The model describes how to organize and make sense of the myriad social skills strategies and resources available to parents and professionals. It is not meant to replace other resources or strategies, but to synthesize them into one comprehensive program.



Autism and PDD Primary Social Skills School

Autism and PDD Primary Social Skills School Author Pam Britton Reese
ISBN-10 0760602964
Release 1999-08
Pages 60
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Five books designed to teach children with autism and PDD. The lessons on school, home, community, getting along, and behavior are grouped into five separate books.



On Monday When It Rained

On Monday When It Rained Author Cherryl Kachenmeister
ISBN-10 0618111247
Release 2001-03
Pages 40
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A young boy describes, in text and photographs of his facial expressions, the different emotions he feels each day, including proud, scared, lonely, and excited. Reprint.