Welcoming Children with Special Needs

Filename: welcoming-children-with-special-needs.pdf
ISBN: 1558964797
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 288
Author: Sally Patton
Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

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Every Child Welcome

Filename: every-child-welcome.pdf
ISBN: 9780825443503
Release Date: 2015-04-27
Number of pages: 176
Author: Katie Wetherbee
Publisher: Kregel Publications

Download and read online Every Child Welcome in PDF and EPUB A guide to children's ministry that serves families with special needs Jesus set a high standard when He said "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." The call is not limited to children who will sit quietly at His feet and listen, who color between the lines, who raise their hands and wait to be called upon, and who work at grade level. Children's ministries are responsible to be ready to bring children with disabilities to Jesus' feet too. "Every Child Welcome" is the guide for leaders and volunteers to assist in purposeful planning and skill development for a ministry inclusive of children with unique needs. Experienced children's ministry leaders, and parents of special-needs children themselves, the authors are superbly equipped to offer a thoughtful, thorough approach to creating a positive environment for children--one where all children will be able to digest the important concepts being taught. For leaders and volunteers, "Every Child Welcome" will provide the knowledge and tools to - create a welcoming environment before kids arrive - help children learn more effectively by connecting new information to what they already know - reinforce the main idea of a lesson, building background knowledge and reviewing important concepts - supplement instruction with hands-on activities to increase attention and participation - reinforce and wrap up an activity effectively


Welcoming Children with Special Needs Empowering Christian Special Education through Purpose Policies and Procedures

Filename: welcoming-children-with-special-needs-empowering-christian-special-education-through-purpose-policies-and-procedures.pdf
ISBN: 9781490852607
Release Date: 2014-10-06
Number of pages: 148
Author: Julie M. Lane, Ed.D.
Publisher: WestBow Press

Download and read online Welcoming Children with Special Needs Empowering Christian Special Education through Purpose Policies and Procedures in PDF and EPUB The Christian school community has a unique impetus for impacting the lives of students with special needs. Doctors Lane and Kinnison present this groundbreaking guide for administrators to lay foundational components in order to develop a successful and sustainable special needs program in a Christian school. Kinnison outlines God's purpose for bringing children with special needs into the world. Lane provides step-by-step guidelines for fostering an inclusive and sustainable school environment. This book seeks to support Christian school educators, parents of children with special needs, and disability ministries servants in their quests to transform an under-equipped, private educational institution into the indefatigable arms of Jesus that welcome. This book provides guidance to individuals who have and those who intend to develop a special needs program. Special education professors and researchers will find this text vital for working with pre-service Christian educators who wish to serve children with special needs. Christian schools--especially those that may have attempted and failed, or continue to struggle with developing their programs--will find this text an oasis for frustrated spirits. The past applications of these principles have achieved remarkable success. Now, with this text, leaders and innovators have a succinct, well-ordered guide for expediting their successes.


Welcoming Children with Special Needs Empowering Christian Special Education through Purpose Policies and Procedures

Filename: welcoming-children-with-special-needs-empowering-christian-special-education-through-purpose-policies-and-procedures.pdf
ISBN: 9781490852591
Release Date: 2014-10-06
Number of pages: 148
Author: Julie M Lane EdD; Quentin Kinnison PhD
Publisher: WestBow Press

Download and read online Welcoming Children with Special Needs Empowering Christian Special Education through Purpose Policies and Procedures in PDF and EPUB The Christian school community has a unique impetus for impacting the lives of students with special needs. Doctors Lane and Kinnison present this groundbreaking guide for administrators to lay foundational components in order to develop a successful and sustainable special needs program in a Christian school. Kinnison outlines God’s purpose for bringing children with special needs into the world. Lane provides step-by-step guidelines for fostering an inclusive and sustainable school environment. This book seeks to support Christian school educators, parents of children with special needs, and disability ministries servants in their quests to transform an under-equipped, private educational institution into the indefatigable arms of Jesus that welcome. This book provides guidance to individuals who have and those who intend to develop a special needs program. Special education professors and researchers will find this text vital for working with pre-service Christian educators who wish to serve children with special needs. Christian schools—especially those that may have attempted and failed, or continue to struggle with developing their programs—will find this text an oasis for frustrated spirits. The past applications of these principles have achieved remarkable success. Now, with this text, leaders and innovators have a succinct, well-ordered guide for expediting their successes.


How to Welcome Include and Catechize Children with Autism and Other Special Needs

Filename: how-to-welcome-include-and-catechize-children-with-autism-and-other-special-needs.pdf
ISBN: 9780829438918
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Number of pages: 160
Author: Lawrence R. Sutton
Publisher: Loyola Press

Download and read online How to Welcome Include and Catechize Children with Autism and Other Special Needs in PDF and EPUB Deacon Larry Sutton knows first-hand how important and rewarding catechizing children with developmental disabilities can be. In How to Welcome, Include, and Catechize Children with Autism and Other Special Needs, he provides bishops, pastors, DREs, and other diocesan and parish leaders with a guide for creating a program that addresses the needs of children with physical, developmental, and cognitive disabilities and welcomes them into the life of the parish. How to Welcome, Include, and Catechize Children with Autism and Other Special Needs helps parishes: Understand disabilities—and abilities Build relationships with children with special needs? Provide one-on-one customized catechesis using existing resources Inspire teens to volunteer Revitalize, educate, and involve the entire parish How to Welcome, Include, and Catechize Children with Autism and Other Special Needs provides the insights needed to build an effective faith formation program. By sharing stories of success and inspiration that affect everyone—pastor, parent, student, teenager, and teacher—he delivers the unexpected: that catechizing children with special needs actually nurtures the faith of the entire parish.


Leading a Special Needs Ministry

Filename: leading-a-special-needs-ministry.pdf
ISBN: 9781433647123
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Amy Fenton Lee
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

Download and read online Leading a Special Needs Ministry in PDF and EPUB What do you need to lead a special needs ministry? Leading a Special Needs Ministry is a practical how-to guide for the family ministry team working to welcome one or 100 children with special needs.


Including Families of Children with Special Needs

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ISBN: 9781555707910
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 344
Author: Carrie Scott Banks
Publisher: American Library Association

Download and read online Including Families of Children with Special Needs in PDF and EPUB More than 6.5 million children in the US receive special education services; in any given community, approximately one child out of every six will get speech therapy, go to counseling, attend classes exclusively with other children with disabilities, or receive some other service that allows him or her to learn. This new revised edition is a step-by-step guide to serving children and youth with disabilities as well as the family members, caregivers, and other people involved in their lives. The authors show how staff can enable full use of the library’s resources by integrating the methods of educators, medical and psychological therapists, social workers, librarians, parents, and other caregivers. Widening the scope to address the needs of teens as well as preschool and school-age children, this edition also discusses the needs of Spanish-speaking children with disabilities and their families, looking at cultural competency as well as Spanish-language resources. Enhanced with checklists, stories based on real experiences, descriptions of model programs and resources, and an overview of appropriate internet sites and services, this how-to gives thorough consideration to Partnering and collaborating with parents and other professionals Developing special collections and resources Assessing competencies and skills Principles underlying family-centered services and resource-based practices The interrelationship of early intervention, special education, and library service This manual will prove valuable not only to children’s services librarians, outreach librarians, and library administrators, but also early intervention and family support professionals, early childhood and special educators, childcare workers, daycare and after school program providers, and policymakers.


Special Needs Ministry for Children

Filename: special-needs-ministry-for-children.pdf
ISBN: 0764484702
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 204
Author: Pat Verbal
Publisher: Group Publishing (Company)

Download and read online Special Needs Ministry for Children in PDF and EPUB Open your heart to the most amazing ministry a church can have! Do you know what it takes to make these kids - and their parents - fell welcome in your church? This practical, insightful book is your guide to answering all those questions and more. Packed with case studies and personal stores from recognized experts in the ministry field. Learn: Best ways to reach this group, how to launch a special needs ministry in your church, promote and recruit the right volunteers, what families with special needs really need from you.


Action for Inclusion

Filename: action-for-inclusion.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:966890436
Release Date: 1993
Number of pages: 54
Author: John O'Brien
Publisher:

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Welcome Home Jellybean

Filename: welcome-home-jellybean.pdf
ISBN: 9780689712135
Release Date: 1988-03-31
Number of pages: 160
Author: Marlene Fanta Shyer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Welcome Home Jellybean in PDF and EPUB Neil's life turns upside down when his parents take his retarded sister out of an institution and bring her home to stay.


Love You to Pieces

Filename: love-you-to-pieces.pdf
ISBN: 0807000302
Release Date: 2008-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: Suzanne Kamata
Publisher: Beacon Press

Download and read online Love You to Pieces in PDF and EPUB A collection of parents' perspectives at various stages in the lives of children with disabilities paints a beautiful, wrenchingly honest portrait of what it means to care for a child who does not experience the world as we do, in a volume of poems, essays, and fiction by Bret Lott, Jayne Anne Phillips, Michael Brub, Penny Wolfson, and others. Original.


Welcoming Children

Filename: welcoming-children.pdf
ISBN: 0827242611
Release Date: 2005-11-01
Number of pages: 304
Author: Joyce Ann Mercer
Publisher: Chalice Press

Download and read online Welcoming Children in PDF and EPUB This book develops a theology of childhood both from a theoretical basis in biblical theology (especially the gospel of Mark) and practical experience in children and youth ministry. Mercer builds on classical theologians such as Augustine, Calvin, Barth, and Rahner as well as modern feminist theologians such as Brock and Russell. She gains insights from pastoral theologians such as Capps and Couture and from contemporary cultural criticism. Mercer challenges approaches to educational and liturgical practices with children in congregations that segregate children from the rest of the church and its key practices of service, mission, worship, care, and learning. She reframes ministries with children as processes through which the church as a "community of practice" forms children into an alternative identity that resists surrounding consumerist culture and walks in the ways of Jesus. This book offers strategies for educational practices with children in congregations as it seeks to address the question, "What might educational practices that welcome children and contribute to their flourishing look like in the context of a faith community where children's learning happens in collaboration with experienced practitioners of faith?" Outlining a feminist practical theology of childhood, it explores five basic theological claims: (1) children as gifts and parenting as a religious practice of stewardship; (2) welcoming those who welcome and care for children; (3) children as already fully human; (4) children as part of the purposes of God; and (5) acknowledging and transforming the sufferings of children.


Strategies for Including Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Settings

Filename: strategies-for-including-children-with-special-needs-in-early-childhood-settings.pdf
ISBN: 0827383525
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 330
Author: M. Diane Klein
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Download and read online Strategies for Including Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Settings in PDF and EPUB This practical, hands-on guide is required reading for early childhood professionals who work with children with special needs - from ECE professionals to parents. It includes information on the most common disabilities, including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, visual impairment, and behavior disorders, as well as strategies and activities to facilitate the children's participation in all components of the daily routine. It also shows how to adapt common early childhood activities for children of varying abilities to maximize their achievements. This is an invaluable resource to promote success in school for all children.


Special Needs Kids Eat Right

Filename: special-needs-kids-eat-right.pdf
ISBN: 0399534881
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 288
Author: Judy Converse
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Special Needs Kids Eat Right in PDF and EPUB Offers substitutions to fit any diet, suggestions for getting the family and caregivers involved, tips for maintaining a special diet when eating out, shopping and resource guides, and strategies for evaluating the results of a long-term program. Original.


A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Special Needs

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ISBN: 9781440519949
Release Date: 2009-03-18
Number of pages: 336
Author: Colleen Sell
Publisher: Adams Media

Download and read online A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Special Needs in PDF and EPUB A diagnosis of a child's special need can be extremely difficult for parents. However, every day, these children accomplish small victories and make great strides that improve their own lives and brighten their parents' days. This collection brings to life fifty stories of parents who have struggled with a child's diagnosis only to embrace the differences that make their children that much more special and even more loved. Following the success of A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism, this sensitive and joyful collection offers a poignant message of support, hope, and empathy. This touching volume is sure to find a welcome home wherever people are dealing with a challenging diagnosis.