Professor Mary Jo Noonan and Professor Emeritus Linda McCormick of the Department of Special Education (SPED) in the College of Education at UH Mānoa are co-authors of Teaching Young Children with Disabilities in Natural Environments. In its second edition, the book features new topics on blended practices, assistive technology, response to intervention, and legislative changes among many others.
Noonan, who has been with SPED since 1982, said, “I’m very pleased to have co-authored a textbook that I believe provides a blueprint for preparing early childhood special educators.”
Described as an essential methods textbook for pre-service professionals preparing to teach in today’s increasingly diverse and inclusive programs, the comprehensive text focuses on children from birth to five years old and is filled with practical methods that fit into naturally occurring activities and routines.
Centering her research on early language intervention, inclusion, team-based service delivery, and instructional methods, McCormick served the special education department for 30 years. “I am grateful for the opportunity to update and expand the earlier text,” she added.