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Using effective practices to teach students with moderate and severe disabilities

Read the excerpt to learn basic components of systematic instruction; how to task analyze a chained task; and describe how it can be taught across three instructional formats: forward chaining, backward chaining, and total task presentation. Upon completion of this excerpt, readers will be able to provide examples of general and specific attentional cues and responses, and describe the rationale for delivering one over the other. Read More

Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood alignment with Common Core State Standardsfor mathematics

View the alignment of Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood and the kindergarten Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Whether used in preservice courses on teaching mathematics or in-service professional development, Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood will help educators give the youngest students a strong foundation of basic math concepts— and prepare them for lifelong academic success. Read More

Promoting self-determination and self-directed learning

Read the excerpt and discover the importance of promoting self-determination for individuals with severe disabilities. This excerpt also addresses supporting self-determination in inclusive education, supporting the ongoing relationship between self-determination and opportunity, and promoting self-determination among youth from culturally diverse backgrounds. Read More

NAEYC, CEC, and TESOL matrix

View the matrix to clearly see how the content within Preschool Education in Today's World aligns with NAEYC, CEC, and TESOL standards. The matrix includes summaries of specific NAEYC standards, CEC standards, and TESOL domains, as well as the corresponding chapter content. Read More

Choosing and using a textbook: Practical tips from 12 top experts

On the heels of legislation designed to make college textbooks more affordable for students, there is a growing call for measures to ensure that textbooks are of high quality. And yet no common standards currently exist for what makes a high-quality textbook. How do you select a high-quality textbook? That is what we asked a number of our authors who are not only experts in their field but also professors. Find out what tips they shared, and be sure to fill out our form to tell us what you look for when picking out textbooks. Read More

Teaching children with autism

Read the excerpt and discover the learning characteristics of children with autism. This chapter also covers instructional procedures effective for most children, including those with autism, specialized procedures focused on children with autism, and model programs for children with autism. Read More