vi • Contents Part 2 Including All Children: Engage-Reflect-Plan 49 Chapter 5 Engage: The First Step Is Understanding 51 Engage: Connect, Observe, and Play 53 Identify and Note Challenges 64 Identify Details of a Child’s Sensory Profile 64 Try Some Things before You Know What’s Going On 66 Working with Parents—Building Trust, Communicating Honestly 70 Chapter 6 Reflect-Plan: Putting Understanding into Action 73 Reflect—Organizing Knowledge 75 Making a Plan 83 Recommending Outside Support 97 Chapter 7 What’s Next? Revisiting the Cycle 107 Progress—The Last Piece of the Puzzle 109 Extra Support in the Classroom 116 The 50-Percent Solution 127 Working with Parents—Revising, Revisiting, and Updating 128 Chapter 8 Transitions: Supporting Children and Families 136 Supporting Children’s Transitions 138 Part 3 The Wider View 155 Chapter 9 Creating an Inclusive Children’s Community 157 Acceptance, Acknowledgment, Respect 158 Sensory Styles 165 Emotional and Social Skills 169 Community Strength through Individual Support 184 Chapter 10 Supporting Teachers 192 Creating an Inclusive Staff Community 192 Leading the Way toward Change 203 The Special Role of Supervisors 204 Relationships Matter 208 Chapter 11 The Journey of Families of Children with Special Needs 209 Chapter 12 Creating an Inclusive Community of Families 215 Building Goodwill 216 Creating a Community of Families 221 Creating a Shared Vision of the Value of Inclusive Classrooms 224 Empowering Families 225 The Challenges and Rewards of Creating an Inclusive Community 229 IOIATextFINAL.indd 6 12/14/09 3:39:28 PM