Exceptional Child I: Building Understanding [Video]
Rhoda Olenick, Barbara Lancelot
Part 1 of two videotape cassettes, this 29-minute videotape recording presents information on the development of children with exceptionalities, focusing on building understanding.
Rhoda Olenick, Barbara Lancelot. Exceptional Child I: Building Understanding [Video] (1998). Magna Systems, Inc.: Crystal Lake, IL.
Overview from the Developing Child Workbook for Exceptional Child I:
Exceptional children require special or adapted learning environments to reach their full potential. Over time the perspective on exceptional children has changed from a medical to an ecological approach in which the whole child is considered, not just his or her exceptional characteristics.
While parents are an important part of the treatment and education team, society at large also has a role to play. Society has accepted its responsibility by enacting legislation to provide the resources needed by these special children.
Exceptionality is divided into seven categories. These are: Intellectual including the gifted and mentally retarded; learning disabilities; speech and language impairments; sensory including auditory and visual disabilities; behavioral including emotionally disturbed or socially maladjusted; multiple and severe disabilities; and physical including those with impeded mobility and impaired vitality.
The causes of exceptionality are many. Children must be accurately identified so their educational needs will be best served in the least restrictive environment.
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Magna Systems, Inc.
Crystal Lake, IL
Exceptional Child II: Focusing on Nurturing and Learning [Video]
Intended User Audience:
The intended users are teachers, caregivers, and service providers in early childhood education.
The above authors, who are professionals in early childhood education, along with those that appear in each videotape developed the videotapes. Those in the videotapes are from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, including European Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, and African Americans.
The series has not been formally evaluated.
Thousands of the videotapes have been distributed throughout North America and worldwide.
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