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Preschool Inclusion Manual

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    CHAPTER 1: Introduction to the Preschool Inclusion Manual
    By: Barbara Thompson
    In this chapter you will find information on the following topics:
    • A philosophy of inclusion which grounds the content set forth is this manual
    • An introduction to some of the children who have participated in the inclusive early childhood programs described in this manual
    • A brief description of the three innovative early childhood state funded projects that contributed to the content of this manual

    CHAPTER 2: Collaborative Community Agreements
    By: Vera Stroup and Juliann Woods Cripe
    In this chapter you will find information on the following topics:

    • Financing services in community placements
    • Communicating across agencies: Interagency agreements
    • Collaborating with Head Start
    • Planning Transportation

    CHAPTER 3: Supporting Families and Children in Transition to Inclusive Placements
    By: Juliann Woods Cripe and Vera Stroup
    In this chapter you will find information on the following topics:

    • Identifying the needs of individual families in transition
    • Steps to take in the transition process
    • Strategies to make transitions successful

    CHAPTER 4: What Is My Role?
    By: Janet Bates
    In this chapter you will find information on the following topics:

    • Individual staff roles-What might I expect?
    • Team roles-What might WE expect?
    • Collaboration and consultation: How might it work?
    • Resource list

    CHAPTER 5: Supporting Children in Inclusive Programs
    By: Janet Keating
    In this chapter you will find information on the following topics:

    • How to determine supports needed for the inclusive program
    • Environmental adaptations and equipment strategies
    • Strategies for instructional adaptations
    • Adaptations in routines
    • Strategies for facilitating communication and social interaction
    • Resource list

    CHAPTER 6: Supporting Children with Challenging Behaviors
    By: Janet Keating
    In this chapter you will find information on the following topics:

    • Steps for developing a plan of positive behavior support plan
    • Suggestions for environmental and curricular adaptation strategies
    • Strategies for supporting social development and emotional healing
    • Strategies for enhancing a child's expression of communicative intent
    • Resources for positive behavior support

    CHAPTER 7: Developing, Implementing, and Monitoring the IFSP/IEP
    By: Janet Bates
    In this chapter you will find information on the following topics:

    • Observation and assessment strategies
    • Developing a functional IFSP/IEP
    • Implementing IFSP/IEP goals and objectives
    • Monitoring child progress
    • Resource list

    CHAPTER 8: Transitioning from Inclusive Early Childhood Programs to Kindergarten
    By: Janet Keating
    In this chapter you will find information on the following topics:

    • Key points for successful transitions
    • Facilitating participants involvement
    • Strategies for addressing transition challenges
    • Transition steps
    • Helpful forms for the transition process
    • Transition resources

    CHAPTER 9: Implementing Family-Guided Values in Preschool Programs
    By: Juliann Woods Cripe
    In this chapter you will find information on the following topics:

    • Developing a family-guided preschool team process
    • Supporting family participation
    • Evaluating family satisfaction
    • Circle of inclusion resources

    CHAPTER 10: Addressing Parent and Staff Concerns
    By: Janet Bates and Janet Keating
    In this chapter you will find information on the following topics:

    • Common parental questions when a preschool child is served in an inclusive setting
    • Common teacher/staff questions when including a new child with disabilities

 

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