A classic text for the field of early childhood special education driven by a developmental theoretical perspective, this is the only volume in the field to provide an in-depth treatment of early childhood special education with a broad-based coverage of all aspects of special education for the young. The authors of this edited text provide an exceptionally thorough discussion of how children develop and what can go wrong. The text prepares future special education teachers with a solid "knowledge-content-applications" approach from which to teach children with special needs from birth to 5 years old. Significant attention is paid to core issues such as special education's historical foundations, the growth and development of the discipline, working with families, assessment and intervention, the use of technology, and cultural competency. Featuring a new user-friendly appearance, the text has been revised and reorganized throughout, including the integration of diversity issues and case studies in each chapter, instructional and study aids, and standardized terminology for ease of learning. Young Children with Special Needs, Fifth Edition, retains its classic status and will continue to be the best resource for preparing the future educators of our young. New Features of the Fifth Edition Include: A restructured framework for the text features a reordering of chapters which will provide a better foundation of the subject matter for students. An integrated case study is featured in every chapter giving readers an authentic example in which to study the chapter content. Highlighted Key Terms help the novice student comprehend the content of the book as a whole. Margin Notes found throughout the text will point out the most significant content of every chapter. End-of-chapter Review Questions summarize the chapter content for readers, providing a valuable platform for which to study.Stephen Hooper is the author of 'Young Children with Special Needs (5th Edition)', published 2008 under ISBN 9780131590144 and ISBN 0131590146.