Handbook of Early Childhood Special Education

  • Brian Reichow
  • Brian A. Boyd
  • Erin E. Barton
  • Samuel L. Odom

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Historical Context and Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mary McLean, Susan R. Sandall, Barbara J. Smith
      Pages 3-19
    3. Carl J. Dunst, Marilyn Espe-Sherwindt
      Pages 37-55
    4. Robin A. McWilliam
      Pages 75-88
    5. Scott R. McConnell, Naomi L. Rahn
      Pages 89-106
  3. EBP Evidence-Based Practice in ECSE Early Childhood Special Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Gretchen Butera, Eva M. Horn, Susan B. Palmer, Amber Friesen, Joan Lieber
      Pages 143-161
    3. Judith J. Carta, Tracy E. McElhattan, Gabriela Guerrero
      Pages 163-178
    4. Jaclyn D. Joseph, Phillip Strain, Arnold Olszewski, Howard Goldstein
      Pages 179-197
    5. Paddy C. Favazza, Gary N. Siperstein
      Pages 225-245
    6. Mary Louise Hemmeter, Lise Fox, Jessica K. Hardy
      Pages 247-265
  4. Maximizing Current and Future Child Outcomes with Evidence-Based Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Brian A. Boyd, Suzanne Kucharczyk, Connie Wong
      Pages 335-347
    3. Elizabeth T. Kennedy, Susan K. Effgen
      Pages 403-417
    4. Betty Geer, Cordelia Robinson Rosenberg
      Pages 419-439
    5. Laura Lee McIntyre, S. Andrew Garbacz
      Pages 441-453
    6. William H. Brown, Michaela Schenkelberg, Kerry McIver, Jennifer O’Neill, Erin Howie, Karin Pfeiffer et al.
      Pages 487-500
    7. Jason Wolff
      Pages 565-578
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 579-594

About this book


This handbook discusses early childhood special education (ECSE), with particular focus on evidence-based practices. Coverage spans core intervention areas in ECSE, such as literacy, motor skills, and social development as well as diverse contexts for services, including speech-language pathology, physical therapy, and pediatrics. Contributors offer strategies for planning, implementing, modifying, and adapting interventions to help young learners extend their benefits into the higher grades. Concluding chapters emphasize the importance of research in driving evidence-based practices (EBP).

Topics featured in the Handbook include:
  • Family-centered practices in early childhood intervention.
  • The application of Response to Intervention (RtI) in young children with identified disabilities.
  • Motor skills acquisition for young children with disabilities.
  • Implementing evidence-based practice
s in ECSE classrooms.
  • Cultural, ethnic, and linguistic implications for ECSE.
  • The Handbook of Early Childhood Special Education is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, clinicians, and practitioners across such disciplines as child and school psychology, early childhood education, clinical social work, speech and physical therapy, developmental psychology, behavior therapy, and public health.


    Academic interventions for ECSE Alternative research designs for ECSE Assessing ECSE planning interventions Autism and early childhood special education Child outcomes with evidence-based ECSE Cultural and ethnicity in ECSE

    Editors and affiliations

    • Brian Reichow
      • 1
    • Brian A. Boyd
      • 2
    • Erin E. Barton
      • 3
    • Samuel L. Odom
      • 4
    1. 1.University of FloridaNewberryUSA
    2. 2.Dept Allied Health SciencesUNCChapel HillUSA
    3. 3.Department of Special EducationVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
    4. 4.Frank Porter Graham Child Development InUniv of N. Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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