Adaptations of the SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library for Service Providers of Preschoolers Who Have Disabilities

The SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library was originally developed for individuals who work with infants and toddlers who have disabilities. These materials are easily adapted for those who serve preschool-age children who have disabilities. Users are encouraged to adapt or supplement the Library content to reflect unique considerations for including preschool-age children and their families in their communities.

General Adaptations
Users indicate that much of the Library content is relevant to preschool service providers and that minor modifications in language and content make the Library even more useful for these professionals. Suggestions for adaptations throughout the Library include:

Adaptations for Specific Sessions
Specific sessions were adapted to address preschool inclusion for the National Leadership SpecialQuest held in May, 2008.

Volume: Including Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities

Volume: Including Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities

Volume: Building Relationships with Families

*Starred adaptations are available on the supplements page of the Web-based SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library (www.specialquest.org).

Supplemental Materials
Users have frequently requested visual images (especially in the form of video footage) that reflect preschool-age children with disabilities and the variety of environments in which they receive services. SpecialQuest Birth-Five is in the process of creating video and other supplemental materials that focus specifically on providing high quality inclusive practices for preschool-age children who have disabilities.

In addition, SpecialQuest Birth-Five will link to other national resources that specifically address preschool inclusion, particularly those developed with funding from Office of Head Start and the Office for Special Education Programs. For example, rather than creating resources to address challenging behavior, SpecialQuest Birth-Five will link to the work of the Center for Social-Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (CSEFEL).

Sharing Adaptations
Individuals who make adaptations to the SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library or who supplement the sessions with other materials are encouraged to share their adaptations, reference the supplemental resources, or share the changes they have made in implementing the sessions to accommodate for working with preschool-age children via the SpecialQuest Resource Bank or the SpecialQuest Discussion Forums at www.specialquest.org.