text.skipToContent text.skipToNavigation
  1. Home
  2. Teacher Education
  3. Special Education
  4. Early Childhood Special Education
  5. Very Young Children with Special Needs, Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package

Very Young Children with Special Needs, Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package, 5th edition

  • Vikki F. Howard
  • Betty Fry Williams
  • Denielle Miller
  • Estee Aiken

Published by Pearson (September 4th 2013) - Copyright © 2014

5th edition

Chosen format
View all
Very Young Children with Special Needs, Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package

ISBN-13: 9780133399929

Includes: Bundle
Free delivery
$79.99 $99.99

What's included

  • Bundle

    A collection of materials so you have everything you need for your course.


“Interdisciplinary, inclusive, and family-focused.”  


This highly-regarded text offers a thorough review of early intervention and early childhood special education, and the most detailed information available about the causes of disabling conditions in young children. With coverage of the philosophy, history, family impact, legal issues, medical concerns, and educational contexts that are most relevant for early services to children with exceptional needs, the interdisciplinary perspective of this text serves and benefits students in fields as diverse as special education, social work, health care, and physical and occupational therapy. Also an excellent resource for parents and families of children with special needs.


New to this Edition:

  • Updated demographics reflecting 2010 Census.
  • Updated information on autism.
  • New content on neuroscience-based learning.
  • Improvements in viability of low birth weight infants.
  • Advances in research and treatment for children with genetic disorders.
  • Results of CDC’s Early Hearing Detection and Intervention.
  • New evidence of the impact of the Great Recession and poverty on early childhood.
  • Updates on IDEIA Part C Regulations.
  • New information on working with children with challenging behaviors.
  • Updated guidelines for writing IEPs.

Table of contents


Part 1  Foundations

Chapter 1 Philosophy of Early Education                                                                

The Importance of an Attitude of Science    

What Is an Attitude of Science?   

The History of Disability Rights    




What Is Meant by Personalization in Early Education and Intervention?    

The Implications of Personalization    

The Importance of Being Culturally Sensitive    

Population Trends    


Family Composition    

Summary on Diversity    

The Importance of Serving Children in the Context of a Family   

What Is a Family?    


The Importance of Working Collaboratively    

Close Up: The 2011 Annual Report of the Children’s Defense Fund

Teaming Models    

Collaboration in Early Intervention    

Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Relationship-Based Approaches

The Importance of Ethical Conduct and Advocacy   

For teachers

All the material you need to teach your courses.

Discover teaching material