Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to

  • Discuss why early childhood special educators should demonstrate cultural awareness, sensitivity, and responsiveness
  • List instructional options for children who are bilingual
  • Describe what early childhood special educators can do to assist children who are homeless
  • Identify the four main types of child maltreatment
  • Summarize the responsibilities of early childhood programs and schools for meeting the needs of young children with special health care needs
  • Explain how response to intervention is being used in today’s classrooms
  • Identify low-tech, mid-tech, and high-tech assistive technology devices
  • Define the term universal design for learning and list the three essential qualities associated with this instructional approach