We are introducing two new blogs: Teaching and Parenting Young Children with Special Needs and Teaching and Parenting Young English Language Learners.
Increasingly, children with developmental delays or disabilities attend child care or preschool programs where teachers may have limited information about ways to include a child with special needs. Parents who have a child with special needs also may want to know more about adapting family activities to more fully include the child.
IEL will take one of our popular Tip Sheets and provide specific suggestions that benefit children with developmental delays or disabilities. This blog will be written by Dr. Susan Fowler, professor of special education at the University of Illinois. Feel free to contact her at email@example.com.
Another trend is the increasing population of children entering child care or preschool who speak a home language other than English. Our Teaching and Parenting Young English Language Learners blog is intended to help parents and teachers support these children as they learn English and their home languages. We will be inviting specialists in the state to write or co-write blog entries with IEL staff. We hope visitors will comment on blog entries, ask questions, or suggest topics for future entries by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
These blogs will run on alternate months.
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