Recognizing the changing responsibilities of today's early childhood special educator, this book is a comprehensive guide for the early childhood special education (ECSE) teacher working across systems in an itinerant position. Particularly helpful for those who may have been trained only to work directly with children in a full-time classroom, this book examines the critical roles of itinerant ECSE teachers including: assessor; consultant; coach; direct service provider; direct service coordinator; and team member. This book offers a framework for the effective provision of itinerant services from gathering baseline information to planning for itinerant services to providing itinerant services by partnering with general educators and reflecting on the quality of services."Defining Itinerant Roles" includes an extensive list of resources to assist itinerant ECSE teachers with the logistical components of their job, along with guidelines and handouts to be used in their work with other adults, copies of data collection forms, and other monitoring instruments.
Laurie A. Dinnebeil is Associate Professor, Department of Early Childhood, Physical, and Special Education, University of Toledo. William F. McInerney is Professor, Department of Early Childhood, Physical, and Special Education, University of Toledo.