Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to

  • List five benefits of providing services to young children with delays or disabilities in inclusive settings
  • Define the concept of least restrictive environment (LRE)
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of center-based and home-based service delivery models
  • Explain the differences between multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinary team models and explain the advantages of a transdisciplinary model
  • Describe the various cooperative teaching models
  • List the required components of an individualized family service plan (IFSP) and an individualized education program (IEP)
  • Describe the purpose of a Section 504 accommodation plan
  • Outline the steps needed to ensure effective transitions for young children and their families