Topics in Early Childhood Special Education (TECSE)

Editor: Glen Dunlap, PhD
Published: 4 times/year
ISSN: 0271-1214 (print)
ISSN: 1538-4845 (electronic)


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Description

Topics in Early Childhood Special Education (TECSE) provides the most current, relevant research on all aspects of early childhood education for children with special needs, including the families of such youngsters. TECSE focuses on information that will improve the lives of young children and their families. The practical nature of this journal helps professionals improve service delivery systems for preschool children with special needs.
Regular features include
  • reports of original research
  • literature reviews
  • conceptual statements
  • position papers
  • program descriptions
Three of the four issues are topical, each addressing an identified problem, trend, or subject of importance to early intervention. Examples of recent topics include personnel preparation and intervention in inclusive settings. Upcoming topical issues will focus on autism spectrum disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, effective consultation to programs serving young children, and assessment and accountability for early education programs.

TECSE is rated in the top 10 most frequently cited journals in the Special Education category in the 2004 JCR Social Science Edition of the Institute for Scientific Information.

Aims & Scope

Topics in Early Childhood Special Education (TECSE) communicates information about early intervention, which is defined broadly and includes services provided to (a) infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are at risk for or display developmental delays and disabilities and (b) the families of such youngsters. TECSE includes articles on personnel preparation, policy issues, and operation of intervention programs. The intent is to publish information that will improve the lives of young children and their families. Manuscripts from (a) diverse theoretical perspectives, (b) all disciplines related to early intervention, and (c) all authors with information of value to the early intervention community are welcome. There are three topical issues—which address an identified problem, trend, or subject of concern and importance to early intervention—and one nontopical issue.