Sep 29

The Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom: Easy Ways to Adapt Learning Centers for All Children

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Easy, inexpensive ways to adapt your classroom to meet the needs of all children….

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  • a2rhiannon says:

    Review by a2rhiannon for The Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom: Easy Ways to Adapt Learning Centers for All Children
    As a teacher in an inclusive preschool classroom and a student of special education, I found this book to be exceptionally useful. The authors provide detailed suggestions for adaptations that can be made in all the usual activities of a preschool environment, such as circle time, art, sand and water table, blocks, dramatic play, snack, and fine and gross motor centers. To make the book even more valuable, the authors discuss a number of different disabilities and suggest appropriate accommodations for each activity according to the type of disability. Autism/PDD, ADHD, Orthopedic Impairments, Developmental Delays, Visual Impairments and Motor Planning Impairments are all addressed. For the most part, the proposed adaptations are easily made and quite successful. Illustrations are provided as well, which may help guide a teacher in implementing adaptations of classroom materials and structure. The design and presentation of the book is reader-friendly and easy to follow, and the tone is one that is quite sensitive to the needs of children with special needs.

  • Christine V. Smith says:

    Review by Christine V. Smith for The Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom: Easy Ways to Adapt Learning Centers for All Children
    This book is a gem–just perfect for occupational therapists, parents or anyone working with special needs preschoolers. The book is organized by various diagnoses as well as specific learning situations found in most preschools-circle time, snack, various centers, etc. The numerous classroom adaptations suggested are outstanding. I work in Head Start preschools where the teachers have limited experience and training with special needs kids. I can’t tell you how helpful this book has been.

  • Candace Harmon says:

    Review by Candace Harmon for The Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom: Easy Ways to Adapt Learning Centers for All Children
    The book is very informative and was required for my college class of Development of the Exceptional Child. I shopped around and bought off Amazon from a seller for 14.50 including shipping, the book was described as used, however, the binding had not even been broke!! This book was 18.00 USED in the college bookstore and 30.00 NEW and since it was only required for one assignment out of the whole semester I didnt want to pay alot. The teacher said it was a wonderful book to have and it would come in handy in the future so it was a good idea to buy one and keep it, since the buy back value is only 8.00 I will be keeping mine, it has alot of ideas for centers and adaptations for the exceptional child, the book is detailed and helpful.

  • Lindsey N. Gross says:

    Review by Lindsey N. Gross for The Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom: Easy Ways to Adapt Learning Centers for All Children
    I received my book quickly and it was exactly as described. This book is very helpful.

  • Etienne D' says:

    Review by Etienne D’ for The Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom: Easy Ways to Adapt Learning Centers for All Children
    Excellent book filled with strategies and illustrations and plenty of “ah-ha’s or why didn’t I think of that?” adaptations to use in the preschool classroom. Very helpful. Highly recommended.



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