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Teaching Infants, Toddlers, and Twos with Special Needs

by Clarissa Willis, PhD
ITEM #: 4110574

Placing children with special needs in environments that include typically developing peers has become commonplace as continuing research confirms that all children benefit and learn from each other as well as from their teachers.

Teaching Infants, Toddlers, and Twos with Special Needs is written for all teachers and directors who work with infants, toddlers, and twos, including special educators and educators working with typically developing children. This book specifically addresses the needs of children with developmental delays, as well as children at risk for developing special needs.

Each chapter in Teaching Infants, Toddlers, and Twos with Special Needs includes information about how young children learn. The strategies and adaptations in each chapter are easy to use and apply to all children. Examples are presented for managing the physical environment and for teaching skills that will enhance the overall development of infants, toddlers, and twos with special needs.

Table of Contents
  • What Do I Do First?
  • Let's Explore: Infant, Toddler, and Two-Year-Old Environments
  • Functional Skills
  • Eating and Feeding Issues
  • Communication
  • Cognitive Development and Play
  • Social Competence
  • Motor Development
  • Working with Families
About the Author

Clarissa Willis, PhD, is an associate professor of education at the University of Southern Indiana. She has been involved in early childhood education for over thirty years, including experience in public school, early intervention, curriculum development, and teacher training. With the philosophy that children should be educated through exploration and discovery, Dr. Willis offers a unique perspective on issues related to early childhood development and early childhood special education. She has written 19 teacher-resource books, including the award-winning Inclusive Literacy Lessons with Dr. Pam Schiller and Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

ISBN: 978-0-87659-069-0