Meeting the Needs of Young Children with Developmental Delays

This article makers the case that, while children with developmental delays clearly belong in our discussion of educational inclusion, they are usually left out. It then discusses why young children with developmental delays  are excluded from important activities in their programs, and suggests ways to rectify this unacceptable situtation.


Recent events have lead to early childhood programs considering the important issue of inclusion. While children with developmental delays clearly are a part of inclusion, they are often not included in this discussion. The history of including children with developmental delays in our programs is disgraceful; we must make amends and make sure these children have access to all the of the experiences and activities other children in the program enjoy.

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Web Article
Francis Wardle
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Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Community Playthings Connect
Community Playthings
Date Published: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Place Published: 
Rifton, NY
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DOI: Developmental-Delays
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