Early Childhood

Getting Vocabulary Instruction Right for Children with Hearing Loss

Children with hearing loss demonstrate lower vocabulary knowledge than their peers with normal hearing. In this R2P podcast, publications manager Lorraine Sobson, speaks with researcher Emily Lund about the need to address this problem with methods of vocabulary instruction that work. Emily co-authored the article “Teaching Vocabulary to Preschool Children with Hearing Loss” which appeared in Exceptional Children.   Listen ...

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Environment: Promoting Meaningful Access, Participation, and Inclusion

The DEC Recommended Practices provide guidance to families and professionals about the most effective ways to improve learning outcomes and promote development of young children, birth through age 5, who have or are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Environment: Promoting Meaningful Access, Participation, and Inclusion offers professionals and families multiple ways to implement the environment practices across the ...

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The Early Intervention Guidebook for Families and Professionals

This practical guide is essential reading for early intervention professionals. The Early Intervention Guidebook shows what early intervention looks like when it is based on current research, policies, and best practices. It focuses on how families and professionals can collaborate effectively so that young children learn, grow, and thrive.  Chapters address important issues in early intervention, including child learning and ...

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Early Childhood Behavior Set

Includes Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood and CEC’s Division on Early Childhood’s Young Exceptional Children Monograph #15, Addressing Challenging Behaviors.  Buy together and save 15% off the list price!

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Young English Language Learners

The Young English Language Learners set provides the tools early educators need to support students for whom English is not a first language. The set includes: CEC’s popular English Language Learners: Differentiating Between Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities CEC’s Division on Early Childhood’s Young Exceptional Children Monograph #14, Supporting Dual Language Learners A quick-reference laminated guide: English Language Learners in Preschool ...

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U-STARS~PLUS Professional Development Kit

As with any new instructional framework, the incorporation of training is paramount to embracing all the benefits that U-STARS~PLUS provides. Containing all the components of the U-STARS~PLUS Teacher’s Set, plus a Personnel Preparation CD (not for individual sale) that contains more than 15 presentations to fully engage teachers in providing instruction that facilitates student learning “at-potential.” 2015. #P5992.  

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Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood

A CEC-Routledge co-publication, Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood focuses on research-based strategies to address challenging behaviors of children during early childhood and elementary school years. Utilizing research from the fields of neuroscience, child development, child psychiatry, counselling and applied behavior analysis, the author suggests simple strategies for teachers to manage behaviors and promote mental health ...

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U-STARS~PLUS Science & Nonfiction Connections

The newest addition to the U-STARS~PLUS product line, Science & Nonfiction Connections provides educators with a complementary companion to the popular Family Science Packets and Science & Literature Connections. This new book includes over 30 lesson plans aligned with both Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, focusing on popular, current nonfiction science publications. Science & Nonfiction Connections belongs in ...

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Young Exceptional Children: Addressing Challenging Behaviors

DEC’s Addressing Challenging Behaviors is #15 in its monograph series, Young Exceptional Children. This volume focuses on strategies that address the needs of young children who exhibit challenging behaviors. Topics include promoting social-emotional competence, creating accepting classroom environments, family involvement and collaboration, and more! Edited by Michaelene Ostrosky and Susan Sandall Sandall. 2013. 122 pages ISBN 978-0-9819327-8-1. #S6164 Bundle and save! The ...

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Young Exceptional Children: Blending Practices for All Children

DEC’s Blending Practices for All Children is #16 in its monograph series, Young Exceptional Children. This volume focuses on how early care and education provides opportunities to advocate for equal access, participation, and success for all children. Topics include environments that support all learners, adapting lesson plans for preschool-age children, delivering individualized instruction, and professional preparation. Edited by Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, ...

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Young Exceptional Children: Supporting Dual Language Learners

DEC’s Supporting Dual Language Learners is #14 in its monograph series, Young Exceptional Children. This volume focuses on strategies to support young children who are dual language learners, in inclusive early childhood settings. Topics include differentiating between language acquisition and learning difficulties, the perspective of dual language learner families, assessing students, and more! Edited by Rosa Milagros Santos, Gregory A. ...

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DEC Recommended Practices: Enhancing Services for Young Children With Disabilities and Their Families

DEC Recommended Practices aims to help bridge the gap between research and practice by highlighting practices that have been shown through research to result in better outcomes for young children with disabilities, their families, and the personnel who serve them. This new edition reflects the results of recent collaborative work with the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA). The updated ...

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What Really Works in Elementary Education

In an age of information overload, do you ever wish you could find one resource that would allow you to quickly gain insight into a variety of cutting-edge practices in elementary education? What Really Works in Elementary Education compiles the advice of experts who not only understand the research behind certain educational practices, but also have experience working in elementary ...

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English Language Learners in Preschool

Preschool children with a native language other than English, also known as English language learners (ELLs), comprise a very diverse group of students with unique learning challenges and needs.  As the population of ELLs continues to grow, there is increasing concern over the widening achievement gap between these students and their peers whose first language is English. Research shows that ...

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U-STARS~PLUS Science & Literature Connections

Science & Literature Connections provides an engaging way to explore scientific ideas within literacy instruction time using 32 popular children’s books. Most of the selected books are readily available and many of the books have been translated into Spanish. Science & Literature Connections is organized around Bloom’s Taxonomy to support a range of thinking levels and to scaffold learning. By ...

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