The National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) produces the Head Start Disabilities Services Newsletter, which is dedicated to staff working with young children with disabilities and their families. This page provides current and past issues of the newsletter.
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Fathers play a unique and important role in children’s lives. Read this issue to learn how programs can develop more inclusive and equitable approaches to address the unique interests and concerns of fathers of children with disabilities or suspected delays.
Learning to engage in positive interactions with other children is important for a child’s social and emotional development. Children learn these skills gradually over time from adults who model and encourage such behaviors. Many young children with disabilities struggle in social situations and may require more explicit and individualized teaching of social skills. Read this issue to learn about a variety of teaching practices to promote children’s positive interactions with peers.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder characterized by social, communication, and behavioral strengths and challenges. Each child’s individual strengths, interests, and learning style should be considered when selecting learning goals and planning for instruction. Read this issue for more information on early signs of ASD and evidence-based teaching practices to support the participation and learning of young children with ASD.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning
Audience: Teachers and Caregivers
Last Updated: June 17, 2022