Cynthia Simpson

Cynthia Simpson, PhD, has more than 15 years of experience in the public and private sector as a preschool teacher, special education teacher, elementary teacher, educational diagnostician, and administrator. She maintains an active role in the childcare industry as an educational consultant in the areas of assessment and inclusive practices. Her professional responsibilities include serving on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education/National Association for the Education of Young Children Review Panel, as well as holding the position of state adviser to the Texas Educational Diagnostician Association. She also represents college teachers as the vice president of legislative affairs for Texas Association of College Teachers. Cynthia has many publications to her credit and is a featured speaker at the international, national, and state level. She is currently an assistant professor in the College of Education at Sam Houston State University, where she teaches courses in early childhood and special education. Cynthia was recently awarded the 2008 Susan Phillips Gorin Award, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a professional member of the Council for Exceptional Children by its student membership.

Cynthia Simpson lives in Spring, Texas.

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Inclusive Lesson Plans Throughout the Year

Praise for Inclusive Lesson Plans throughout the Year:

"This is an ideal resource for the teacher seeking strategies that include all students in classroom lessons and activities. This is the 'answer book' for teachers and other educators who struggle to find methods that work to create meaningful and effective accommodations for activities for kids with disabilities. The organization and straight-forward writing style make the book pick-up accessable. You can open it in the middle and immediately access and use the information. The authors crisply explain accomodation practices, enabling the reader to apply the principles in virtually any lesson plan. Parents, families, and community educators (religion teachers, recreation instructors, etc.) will find this book equally useful. EP proudly awards this book the EP Symbol of Excellence."

Exceptional Parent Magazine

"Inclusive Lesson Plans uses a seasonal framework with standard themes. In the fall, for example, lessons include 'All about me' and 'The senses.' Six to 16 hands-on activities support each theme with specific guidance on accommodations for children with disabilities. Inclusive Lesson Plans and The Inclusive Learning Center Book share a significant strength. They are both enthusiastic about helping teachers building meaningful preschool experiences for every child - and offer tools to help every teacher succeed. The introductions of both books review the basics of early childhood education. Each offers both experienced and novice teachers ideas for expanding traditional themes. Both books provide guidance on modifications and accommodations for chidren with disabilities. But most importantly, both ofer support to programs and teachers who want to make the successful inclusion of children with disabilities a hallmark of their work."

Texas Child Care

"The seasonal activities include a range of modifications to tailor each lesson to a child's ability level. Designed for educators, it's also suitable for home schooling parents."

San Diego Family Magazine

"This wonderful resource book contains over 150 lessons for teachers who have children with special needs in their early childhood classrooms.Inclusive Lesson Plans Throughout the Year helps new teachers develop plans for each day and provides veteran teachers with new ideas and approaches to add spark to their classroom teaching. Each lesson plan is complete with learning objectives, the lesson, a review, materials list, directions for preparation, an assessment component, extension activities to connect the lesson to different areas of the curriculum, and adaptations or modifications for children with a variety of special needs."

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