• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

KEY FEATURES: • This book has a particular emphasis on working with families across various schooling experiences from early intervention to post high school. • Case studies provide specific examples of children with disabilities and their families and questions for the reader to answer. • Learning Objectives and Chapter Summaries help reinforce key concepts throughout each chapter. • Additional Resources, such as links to readings, websites, and blogs, in each chapter provide students with materials and insights they can use in their classrooms and schools. • The book acts as a useful reference for professionals working with family members.

Birth Through Age 5
9 Birth through age 5
Melina AlexanderBrenda Eaton

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“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”


Learning Objectives

Specifically, after reading this chapter, you will:

  • Have an understanding of the systems and professionals that provide services to children from birth to 5 years of age.
  • Identify the potential needs of families of young children with disabilities.
  • Have an understanding of transition from one service system to the next and how to support a child and family through this process.

There is not a set time for when a child’s disability is discovered. This ...

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