Volume 4, Issue 2, December 2012
Dear all readers of the INT-JECSE,
I am glad to be with you with December issue of the INT-JECSE. With this issue, we have been publishing for four years and entering our fifth year with your meaningful contributions. We hope that we, all together, will make theINT-JECSE a world-wide known, respectful, scientific journal that have influence on the research and practice of early childhood intervention all around world.
In this issue you will find four interesting papers from different countries, Ghana,Turkey and the US. The first article written by Dr. Obeng about experiences of teachers who teach 4- to 8-year-old children with special needs in Ghanaian public school classrooms.
Dr.Carnahan explores a point of contact between religion, spirituality, and thecare of very young children with disabilities: the assessment interview and team meeting in her paper entitled "When believers encounter early intervention as the second article of this issue. Dr. Carnahan also presents and interprets a case in a contrast between biomedical and interactional models of disability.
The third article written by a team of researches from the US is on coaching strategy withpreschool teachers to support the social skills of children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders.
The last article comes from Turkey by Ünlü and Vuran. In this case study, they worked with a mother of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder and taught her a program named ADOSEP developed by them based on Discrete Trial Teaching.
I hope that you will find this issue meaningful for your professional development and hope also to be with you in following issues.
Ibrahim H.Diken, Ph.D.