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The Exceptional Child in the Artcle, Meeting Needs of Young Children at Risk for or Having a Disability

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Since the beginning of the semester in ECED 230, we have talked about the exceptional child. This article, Meeting Needs of Young Children at Risk for or Having a Disability by Carla A. Peterson, Lynn Milgram Mayer, Jean Ann Summers, and Gayle J. Luze, will tell what kinds of factors affect disabilities. It will also tell more about what educators need to do to help young children that are an exceptional child or children that might be at risk. Did you know that factors like poverty can put children at a higher risk for disabilities? This paper will be a summary of the article, Meeting Needs of Young Children at Risk for or Having a Disability by Carla A. Peterson, Lynn Milgram Mayer, Jean Ann Summers, and Gayle J. Luze, while also stating what I learned and how I can apply this information to future teaching. Early childhood educators need to know that children that are living in poverty are at greater risk for poor development. Early childhood educators have always known this but there is still a lot to know when it comes “about the specific risks that young children face when they are living in poverty, how these risks work, and which resources are available to address these risks”(Peterson, Mayer, Summers, & Luze, 2010, p 510). The first part of the article describes this by saying how the role of early childhood programs can meet the needs of children that have disabilities that also live in poverty. When looking at the article, it is important that early childhood
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