Titel: Autism and Early Years Practice
Autor/en: Kate Wall
2 Revised edition.
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SAGE Publications Ltd
18. November 2009 - kartoniert - 176 Seiten
This new edition of the leading book in autism and early years practice continues to provide excellent guidance for all early years students and practitioners on how to work with young children who have autism or who appear on the autistic spectrum.
Kate Wall's wise words will resonate with all, as she sets out clear and realistic suggestions for ways to include young children with autism in mainstream settings, supporting her advice with case studies based on her own experience as a practitioner. Each chapter also looks at key issues and offers suggestions for discussion.
Highlights of the new edition include:
- coverage of the latest developments in research
- reference to current early years legislation, including the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
- new case studies, covering the full 0 to 8 age range
- more suggestions for discussion
- updated key texts for further reading.
Every early years student and early years practitioner needs this book; it is an invaluable guide to best practice on how to work with young children with such particular needs.
Kate Wall is Principal Lecturer in Childhood Studies at the University of Chichester. She has worked extensively as a practitioner in the early years, in both mainstream and specialist settings.
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Foreward - Tricia David
Definitions of autism, common features and relevant legislation
Families of children with autism
Issues of diagnosis and assessment
Understanding the world of the child with autism
Programmes of intervention
Providing for young children with autism
Mainstream or special? Issues of inclusion
Key issues and suggestions for the future
Kate had over twenty years experience as an early years practitioner working with young children with special needs and their families before moving into HE in 1999. She was the Programme Director of the Early Childhood Studies degree programmes in her previous post. Kate has written several books on special needs along with many articles and has presented at National and International conferences. She is currently a member of the National Early Years Advisory Board within NASEN (National Association of Special Educational Needs).
'Wall includes case studies to enhance the understanding of autism by making it "real" and to help parents and practitioners appreciate how it feels to be a young child with autistic type behaviour and tendencies. A chapter on programmes of intervention provides a very useful summary of some of the specific programmes available to support children and their families. Wall also makes reference to therapies such as music therapy, drama and dance therapy and the role of dietary and vitamin treatments. The book closes with the author's thoughts on some key issues and her suggestions for the future' -
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'This is a leading book in the field of autism and an essential read for all early years students, practitioners and parents' -
Early Years Educator
'Kate has a profound interest and understanding and puts this over with inspiration' - Cathy Mercer, Publications Officer, The National Autistic Society