Children with Disabilities

Children with Disabilities

Young children vary in their skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and abilities. Effective teaching requires individualized teaching and chances to learn for all children to access, participate, and thrive in early learning settings. Individualizing for children who need more support helps ensure effective teaching for children with disabilities and other special needs across all the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework domains. Using children’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals is part of effective teaching, individualizing, and creating inclusive environments to support children’s positive outcomes.

Embedded Learning Opportunities for Infants and Toddlers

Learn how disabilities services coordinators and Early Head Start educators can work together to determine activities and routines that are best suited for embedded learning opportunities.

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Services for Children Who Do Not Qualify for IDEA

This vignette provides guidance for supporting children who do not qualify for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) services.

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The 10 Percent Eligibility Requirement

This Standards in Action looks at the eligibility and selection of children with disabilities. Follow a fictional disability services coordinator as she calculates the percentage to meet the program standard.

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Supporting Interactions for Children

Social and emotional competence is key to early learning outcomes for all young children. Explore strategies that promote peer and adult-child interactions for children with disabilities or suspected delays.

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Children with Disabilities

Topic:Children with Disabilities

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Last Updated: August 13, 2019