Perfect for all introductory and survey courses in Special Education in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education. A classic text for the field of early childhood special education, the fifth edition of Young Children with Special Needs continues its unique tradition of being driven by a developmental theoretical perspective. This text provides 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 while giving future special education teachers 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-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. Revised and reorganized content of the entire text, integration of diversity issues throughout the text, integrated case studies in each chapter, a new user-friendly appearance, helpful instructional and study aids, and standardized terminology for ease of learning are some of the many updates to the new edition. 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.