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ISBN:9781623966126
Publication Year: 2015
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Volume I focuses on the use of systematic and qualitative research methodologies such as the Delphi technique and grounded theory to collect and analyze data related to early childhood education. Volume II introduces observational research methodologies and highlights the ethical issues involved in conducting research with young children.

 

Saracho, O. N. (Ed.). (2015). Handbook of research methods in early childhood education: Review of research methodologies (Vol. 1). Information Age Publishing.

ISBN: 9783319284927
Publication Year: 2016
eBook
 

This handbook offers a detailed account on evidence-based practices in different core intervention areas such as literacy and motor skills in early childhood special education (ECSE). Strategies for planning and implementing these practices in ECSE classrooms are covered.


 
Reichow, B., Boyd, B. A., Barton, E. E., & Odom, S. L. (Eds.). (2016). Handbook of early childhood special education. Springer.

ISBN: 9781118660584
Publication Year: 2013
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This encyclopedia addresses a variety of issues in special education for all ages, covering topics of growing concern such as neuropsychology, autism and applied behavior analysis as well as positive behavioural interventions and support.


 
Reynolds, C. R., Vannest, K. J., & Fletcher-Janzen, E. (Eds.). (2013). Encyclopedia of special education: A reference for the education of children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities and other exceptional individuals (4th ed.). John Wiley & Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118660584

ISBN: 9781593634698
Publication Year: 2009
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This encyclopedia is a concise guide to understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their adverse effects on individuals’ communication, behaviour, and social and living skills. Early intervention services, therapies and early childhood education practices for children with ASD are discussed.


 
Boutot, E. A., & Tincani, M. (Eds.). (2009). Autism encyclopedia: The complete guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Prufrock Press.
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Call no.: LB1139.25 .M67 2020
ISBN: 9780135240519
Publication Year: 2020
Book
 

This book introduces early childhood education in themes, such as early childhood programmes, diversity, ethical decision making, practices among professionals and technological application in classes. It also explains the changing educational needs that are critical to the development of children from birth to 8 years of age.


 
Morrison, G. S., Woika, M. J., & Breffni, L. (2020). Fundamentals of early childhood education (9th ed.). Pearson Education.

Call no.: LC4019.3 .K75 2012
ISBN: 9780136064237
Publication Year: 2012
Book
 

This book provides real-life case studies for educators and relevant professionals to acquire formal and informal assessment knowledge as well as practical skills in serving children with special needs and in managing classrooms effectively.


 
Kritikos, E. P., LeDosquet, P. L., & Melton, M. (2012). Foundations of assessment in early childhood special education. Pearson Education.

ISBN: 9781315688169
Publication Year: 2016
eBook
 

This book offers strategies to enhance learning for children with autism and other complex learning difficulties, and explains the importance of play and musical activities to their development. Supplementary resources such as assessment forms and visual timetables are provided in relevant chapters.


 
Macintyre, C. (2016). Strategies to support children with autism and other complex needs: Resources for teachers, support staff and parents. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315688169

ISBN: 9781315818443
Publication Year: 2016
eBook
 

This book identifies the signs and symptoms of dyslexia and offers assessment and practice strategies to support the learning of children with dyslexia. Learning games are suggested and supplementary materials such as monitoring chart and dyslexia-aware multiplication table are attached for reference.


 
Pavey, B. (2016). Dyslexia and early childhood: An essential guide to theory and practice. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315818443

ISBN: 9780199948932
Publication Year: 2014
eBook
 

This book provides assessment information for practitioners who work with preschool children suffering from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Such information includes diagnostic interview, neuropsychological testing and a wide range of treatment interventions. Practical case studies are also provided.


 
Ghuman, J. K., & Ghuman, H. S. (Eds.). (2014). ADHD in preschool children: Assessment and treatment. Oxford University Press.

ISBN: 9780857004857
Publication Year: 2012
eBook
 

This book suggests music therapy interventions and collaboration among professionals that include music therapists, educators and speech-language pathologists in developing the potential of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Case scenarios, charts and music scores are provided as additional references.


 
Kern, P., & Humpal, M. (Eds.). (2012). Early childhood music therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Developing potential in young children and their families. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
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Journals

Early Childhood Education Journal


ISSN: 1082-3301 (Print); 1573-1707 (Electronic)
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This journal offers scholarly articles in issues related to early childhood education from birth to 8 years of age. Child development, assessment and interventions in children with disabilities as well as family-school relationships are some of the topics covered.

Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education


ISSN: 1090-1027 (Print); 1745-5642 (Electronic)
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Published on behalf of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators in the US, this journal consists of peer-reviewed articles about issues in early childhood teacher education, including pre-service teacher preparation and in-service practices and professional development.

Early Education and Development


ISSN: 1040-9289 (Print); 1556-6935 (Electronic)
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This journal comprises peer-reviewed research articles on various early childhood education topics, including interventions in children with special needs, kindergarten screening and assessment, competencies of educators and child development specialists as well as parental role and parenting styles.

The Australasian Journal of Special Education


ISSN: 1030-0112 (Print); 1833-6914 (Electronic)
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Published by the Cambridge University Press for the Australian Association of Special Education, this journal publishes research articles about education of students with special needs in both regular and special settings not merely in Australasia, but also in other parts of the world.

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy


ISSN: 0272-9490 (Print); 1943-7676 (Electronic)
eJournal
 

This journal publishes articles related to health issues in the field of occupational therapy by the American Occupational Therapy Association. Topics about the application of occupational therapy to early childhood special education are covered.

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Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children
Initiated by the Seasame Street educational television series, this website produces “videos for kids” with autism and “parent videos” in the form of puppetry and real-life stories covering themes like family and friends, parents’ support and ways to meet children’s unique needs.
Dyslexia Teaching Points: The Appropriate Use of IT (British Dyslexia Association)


Duration: 6 minutes and 4 seconds

This video shows the appropriate use of information technology, e.g. cloud-based storage system in aiding students with dyslexia to read, write and learn. Educators have to keep abreast of the latest technology and its application in education while carefully striking a balance between the use of technology and traditional teaching methods.
 
ADHD: How Schools Could Do Better (TEDx Aston University)


Duration: 12 minutes and 37 seconds

This video presents the view of a special education practitioner who criticizes that the current practice of excessive praise and punishment in British schools in motivating children with ADHD has negative effects on their development. He believes that curiosity, flexibility and mindfulness interventions should be the new approaches in helping children with ADHD.
 
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Online Resources
The Council is a US-based association committed to advancing the development of children with exceptionalities through special education, policy advocacy and professional development. Its website contains diverse resources in special education, including information on different disabilities, reports, training materials and videos.
  This webpage provides a pool of resources about different learning and intellectual disabilities of children for reference of parents and teachers. Resources include articles and videos on different topics like ADHD, Dyslexia and emotion management, key notes on professional therapies and mobile apps training games for children with special education needs.
  This is a US-based association concerning dyslexia and its related issues worldwide. Its website contains large volume of information about the disorder, particularly in the “Resources” section. This includes fact sheets on topics about diagnosis of dyslexia and ADHD, working memory and effective reading instructions, as well as monthly newsletters and a video library.
 
The resource centre is set up by the Education Bureau to provide reference materials for special education practitioners. Information in the form of pamphlets and videos about educational support for people with autism, intellectual and physical disabilities, hearing and visual impairment and others can be found on this website.
 
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The following table lists the call number ranges of the suggested areas related to Early Childhood Education under the Library of Congress (LC) Classification Scheme. You can look for library resources of a particular subject area within these ranges.
 
Subject Area Subclass
Theory and practice of education – Early childhood education
 
LB1139.2 - 1139.5
 
Theory and practice of education – Preschool education. Nursery schools
 
LB1140 - 1140.5
 
Theory and practice of education – Education and training of teachers and administrators – Professional aspects of teaching and school administrators. Vocational guidance
 
LB1775 - 1785

 
Special aspects of education – Education of special classes of persons – Exceptional children and youth. Special education
 
LC3950 - 4806.5

 
Special aspects of education – Education of special classes of persons – Exceptional children and youth. Special education – Children and youth with disabilities. Learning disabled children and youth
 
LC4001 - 4806.5


 
The Family. Marriage. Women – The family. Marriage. Home – Children. Child development
 
HQ767.8 - 792.2
 
Pediatrics – Child health. Child health services
 
RJ101 - 103
 
Pediatrics – Diseases of children and adolescents
 
RJ370 - 550
 
Pediatrics – Diseases of children and adolescents – Mental disorders. Child psychiatry
 
RJ499 - 507
 
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