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Keywords

Early childhood special education; Children with disabilities--Education (Early childhood);

Abstract

Early identification of young children with disabilities is essential to ensure that children are receiving the supports and services they need to encourage and support their development. This identification of young children with disabilities currently takes multiple forms and occurs across multiple settings. Specifically, many children, ages 3 to 5, are in the care of their parents at home or in a family day care setting due to the varying availability of early childhood education programs across the country. This literature review explores issues surrounding early childhood identification, such as prevention, risk factors, Child Find, and Response to Intervention, and discusses both the willingness and ability of providers to utilize the resources connected to Child Find across three early childhood settings (family day care, home, and early childhood education programs). Additionally, this literature review discusses the research showing the benefits of early childhood education programs for all young children.

Date of Award

2014

Degree Name

Specialist in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Stephanie Schmitz

Date Original

2014

Object Description

1 PDF file (iii, 35 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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