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SPED626: Module 7

Kids on the Block Early Learning Series Preview

Kids on the Block is an older program, but very effective, since preschoolers love puppets.    There are programs in larger cities that will come to your school for a show.  Video is a little busy, but gives you an idea.  It begins the process of inclusion in the minds of children.


Understanding Down Syndrome (Baby Health Guru)

Useful for the upcoming Indiana State Licensure examination – not a whole lot useful in teaching.  You will learn a lot, and many parents are very knowledgeable regarding their child.  Your knowing will help you understand their viewpoints.


Child with Special Needs uses iPad to answer questions

Toddler with an IPAD.  Listen to her voice and inflection.  Makes you wonder if the child is responding with a “yes” as a choice or “yes” because she is using Motherese.

Understanding Birth Defects (Baby Health Guru)

This is a nice video to understand the types and prevalence of birth defects, which is the focus of many parents of young children.  It actually takes a long time for parents to accept birth defects within their families.  This gives you a structural background in their worries and the variety you will see if you teach infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Organizing Rolling Over in Children with Special Needs

Physical stimulation and coordinated movements for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.  Lots of repetition.  Great video.  There is a whole series of these with very young children on Youtube.  I choose this one to give you a focus in how important this is at this age.

Switch Adapted Gund Peek-a-Boo Bear from Adaptive Tech Solutions

Peekaboo with a toy adapted for a child with serious movement disabilities.  Very darling!


Lee & Jim Vann Library

Pope John Paul II Center

First and Second Floor

Room 101 & 201