South Carolina Child Care Inclusion Collaborative

Online Resource Guide

Social-Emotional Development
Resource Guide

Family-Focused Interventions for Promoting Social-Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers with or At Risk for Disabilities

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children. (2010). Family-focused interventions for promoting social-emotional development in infants and toddlers with or at risk for disabilities. Retrieved from

This is an article that provides information about assessment and intervention for challenging behaviors

Information about Disability

The Handicap that Had No Name

Learning Disabilities Association. (2011). The handicap that had no name. Retrieved from

This is a reflective article about a child with an undiagnosed learning disability

Social-Emotional Development
Instructional Material

Books About Feelings for Babies and Toddlers

Zero to Three. (2012). Books about feelings for babies and toddlers. Retrieved from

This resource provides suggestions for books to explore different emotions of infants and toddlers

Information about Disability

Summer in Paradise Video

NYU Child Study Center. (n.d.). Featured videos: Summer in paradise. Retrieved from

This resource is a six minute video highlighting a summer program for children diagnosed with ADHD

Early Math
Journal Article

Avoiding misinterpretations of Piaget and Vygotsky: Mathematical teaching without learning, learning without teaching, or helpful learning-path teaching?

Fuson, K. C. (2009). Avoiding misinterpretations of Piaget and Vygotsky: Mathematical teaching without learning, learning without teaching, or helpful learning-path teaching? Cognitive Development, 24(4), 343-361. Retrieved from

This is a research article on learning theories and how they can be used to teach math

Challenging Behavior
Instructional Material

Routine-Based Support Guide for Young Children with Challenging Behavior

University of South Florida Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute. (2004). Routine based support guide for young children with challenging behavior. Retrieved from

This guide is for helping children with challenging behaviors follow routines throughout the school day

Social-Emotional Development

Play Therapy Works!

Association for Play Therapy. (2011). Play therapy works! Retrieved from

This eight-minute video shows an overview of play therapy.


Creative Arts
Journal Article

How the Arts Help Children Create Healthy Social Scripts

Brouilette, L. (2010). How the arts help children create healthy social scripts. Arts Education Policy Review, 111, 16-24. Retrieved from

This research article gives insight into the role of arts in child development by reviewing recent research and interviews with elementary teachers

Social-Emotional Development
Professional Article

Increasing Social Reciprocity in Young Children with Autism

Leach, D. & LaRocque, M. (2011). Increasing social reciprocity in young children with autism. Intervention in School and Clinic, 46(3), 150-56, doi: 10.1177/1053451209349531

This article provides guidance for implementing intervention in the natural environment to promote the social reciprocity of young children with autism.

Social-Emotional Development
Professional Article

Enhancing Emotional Vocabulary in Young Children

Joseph, G. & Strain, P.S. (2003a). Enhancing emotional vocabulary in young children. Young Exceptional Children, 6(4), 18-26, doi: 10.1177/109625060300600403

This article provides information on how to help young children develop emotional literacy to label legitimate feelings, identify feelings in others, and regulate emotions.

Challenging Behavior
Professional Article

Making Choices: A Proactive Way to Improve Behaviors for Young Children with Challenging Behaviors

Green, K., Mays, N., & Jolivette, K. (2011). Making choices: A proactive way to improve behaviors for young children with challenging behaviors. Beyond Behavior, 20(1), 25-31. Retrieved from

The article focuses on making choices, a way to improve behavior for young children who are adversely affected by repeated patterns of problem behavior

Challenging Behavior
Professional Article

Helping Young Children Control Anger and Handle Disappointment

Joseph, G. & Strain, P. S. (2003). Helping young children control anger and handle disappointment. Young Exceptional Children, 7(1), 21-29, doi: 10.1177/109625060300700103

The aim of this article is to help young children regulate strong emotions through learning the strategies presented in this article, like the Turtle Technique, and developing trusting relationships with caregivers.

Social-Emotional Development
Journal Article

Embedding Individualized Social Goals into Routine Activities in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms

Macy, M. & Bricker, D. (2007). Embedding individualized social goals into routine activities in inclusive early childhood classrooms. Early Child Development and Care, 177(2), 107-120, doi: 10.1080/03004430500337265

This study examined the effectiveness of embedding children’s social goals into routine activities within inclusive preschool classroom settings. The results suggest that the embedding strategy may offer an effective approach for individualizing social skills intervention in preschool classrooms.

Challenging Behavior
Professional Article

Collaborating with Parents to Implement Behavioral Interventions for Children with Challenging Behaviors

Park, J., Alber-Morgan, S., & Fleming, C. (2011). Collaborating with parents to implement behavioral interventions for children with challenging behaviors. Teaching Exceptional Children, 43(3), 22-30. Retrieved from

This article presents a description of how teachers and parents can collaborate to implement systems designed to understand, prevent, and eliminate challenging behaviors in children

Social-Emotional Development
Professional Article

Literature-Based Social Skills Instruction: A Strategy for Students with Learning Disabilities

Womack, S., Marchant, M., & Borders, D. (2011). Literature-based social skills instruction: A strategy for students with learning disabilities. Intervention in School and Clinic, 46(3), 157-164, doi: 10.1177/1053451210378164

This article provides strategies for using read alouds to teach social skills and positive communication to children with learning disabilities within the classroom setting.