Collection Policies

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
EARLY CHILDHOOD, SPECIAL EDUCATION, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
 
Purpose
General Collection Guidelines
Collecting Codes
 
PURPOSE

The purpose of collection development for the department of Early Childhood, Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology is to represent the curriculum with professional and scholarly materials in the areas of early childhood education, special education, speech-language pathology. ESSE offers one undergraduate program in speech-language pathology and audiology, which serves as a feeder program for the master’s degree program. ESSE offers three graduate programs and a cognate in early childhood education for students in the urban education concentration of the Urban Services Ph.D. program. The master’s program in early childhood education emphasizes the teaching of children from infancy to third grade. It also includes parenting and the interaction of the young child with the family. The master’s program in speech-language pathology concentrates on designing and implementing intervention programs with children and adults who display a wide variety of speech, language, and hearing disorders. This program is accredited by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. The master’s program in special education prepares teachers and other personnel to design and implement programs for individuals with disabilities in a variety of settings. The special education master’s program can be set up to satisfy the state’s teacher certification in emotional/behavioral disorders, learning disabilities, mental retardation, early childhood special education, and severe disabilities.

In addition to the academic programs, the department operates an Integrated Preschool Program (3-5 year-olds) and two Multi-Age Integrated Classrooms (Grades 1-2 and Grades 3-4). These classroom programs are training sites for ECE and Special Education teachers.
 

GENERAL COLLECTING GUIDELINES

LanguageWorks in English are primarily collected. Works by theorists writing in other languages are collected in translation.

Chronological GuidelinesCurrent practice is emphasized in this collection, with historical theory and practice in the United States and Great Britain also included.

Treatment of SubjectScholarly and professional works in the three fields are emphasized in collecting. Textbooks are only rarely collected. Popular works are occasionally added in the areas of parenting and child development.  Theses and dissertations are generally not collected.

Types of MaterialsMonographs, bibliographies, collected works, conference proceedings are among the types of materials collected. Serials are heavily emphasized, especially those published by national societies or associations.

There is a need to add more periodical titles, especially in special education.

Date of Publication:   Works published within the last ten years are emphasized. Historical materials of significance are added periodically.

Other General Considerations:

 
SUBJECT DIVISIONS AND COLLECTING CODES
 
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Collecting Level
key to collecting codes
Education of Young Children: All aspects of education for infants through grade 3: curricula, classroom management, learning environments, constructivist teaching, cross-cultural education. 
3b
Child Development: Cognitive and affective theories of development; social and emotional aspects. Includes pre- and post-natal development.
3b
Child Behavior: Emphasizes theory, observation, and intervention strategies.
3b
Child Care Services: Care-giving by child care professionals, day-care. Administration of child care programs. 
3b
Children and Schools: Relationship between children, families and schools. 
3b
Urban Child Study: Issues in urban education. 
3b
Parenting: Family systems, social interactions, discipline. 
3b
Play: Theoretical and practical aspects of play in child development. 
3b
Educational research in early childhood education: Research methods, testing.
3b
SPECIAL EDUCATION
3b
 Special Education: Assessment, diagnosis, theories, needs of exceptional children and adults, effective instructional practice, behavior management, mainstreaming.  
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Identification, classification, analysis and mechanisms of adjustment, implications for education. 
3b
 Learning Disabilities: History, theory, current educational practice, diagnostic assessment, learning strategies, implication, inclusion. 
3b
 Mental Retardation: Physiological, intellectual, physical characteristics. Educational methods and curriculum development. 
3b
 Early Childhood Special Education: Curricula, methods, and materials; family involvement and intervention. 
3b
 Severe Disabilities: Medical aspects, interventions, program development, instructional technology needed for education of students with severe disabilities. 
3b
Family and Child with Exceptionalities: Effects on family, parent training, infant care.
3b
Educational Research in Special Education: Research methods, testing, best practice.
3b
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
 
Anatomy of Speech, Language, Hearing: Psycholinguistic, acoustic, anatomical, and physiological aspects.
3b
Language Development: Includes phonetics, intervention for language disorders, aphasia. 
3b
Speech Pathology: Includes stuttering, voice and fluency disorders, cleft palate. 
3b
Hearing Disorders: Includes audiometry
3b
Speech Therapy: Diagnosis, remediation, program management, clinical practice. 
3b
Deaf Communication: Includes teaching deaf students, rehabilitation, psychological aspects, audiology. 
3b
Sign Language
3b
Educational Research in Speech-Language Pathology: Research methods, testing.
3b
 
Collecting Codes
key to collecting codes
 
Collection Development Policy Analysis by LC Class and Subject
 
LC Class LC Subject Headings Code  Comments
BF721 Child Development 3b  
HQ755-772 Parenting 3b  
LB1101-LB1139 Child Study, Education, Child Care Services, Play 3b  
LB1139 Early Childhood Education 3b  
LB1140 Education, Preschool 3b  
LB1141-LB1525.5 Kindergarten 3b  
LB1525.5- LB1547 Education, Primary  3b  
LB1715 Learning, Psychology of 3b  
LB1732-LB1733 Early Childhood Educators—Training of 3b  
LB1775.5- LB1775.6 Early Childhood Educators 3b  
LB3013 Classroom Management 3b  
       
HV888 Handicapped Children—Family Relationships; 

Early Childhood Education—Parent Participation

   
KF4210 Special Education - Law and Legislation 3b  
LC3806-LC4827 Special Education 3b  
LC3990-LC3999 Gifted Children—Education 3b  
LC4000-LC4040 Handicapped Children—Education, Mainstreaming in Education 3b  
LC4051-LC4065 Mentally Handicapped Children—Education 3b  
LC4065-LC4096 Socially Handicapped Children—Education 3b  
LC4165-4199 Mentally Ill Children—Education, Autistic Children Education 3b  
LC4205 Learning Disabled Children 3b  
LC4215-LC4560 Physically Handicapped Children—Education 3b  
LC4580 Dyslexia, Perceptually Handicapped Children—Education 3b  
LC4601-LC4699 Mentally Handicapped Children—Education 3b  
LC4704-4711 Learning Disabled Children—Education 3b  
LC4711-LC4713 Hyperactive Children; Attention-Deficit Disordered Children--Education 3b  
LC4717 Autistic Children--Education 3b  
 
Speech/Language Pathology
 
LC Class LC Subject Headings Code Comments
HV2401-HV2499 Deaf—Communication; Deaf—Education; Hearing Impaired—Language  3b  
HV2474 Sign Language 3b  
P136 Children—Language 3b  
P221 Phonetics 3b  
RC423-RC429 Speech, Disorders of; Hearing Disorders; Speech Therapy; Stuttering; Aphasia; Articulation Disorders 3b  
RD525 Cleft Palate 3b  
RF286-RF320 Audiology; Hearing Disorders; Deafness—Rehabilitation; Speech Perception; Audiometry; Deaf—Means of Communication 3b  
RJ496.A6 Aphasic Children 3b  
RJ496.S7 Speech Therapy for Children 3b  
 

 Bibliographer: Nancy McAuliffe