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Topics in Early Childhood Special Education  
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Abbreviated title (ISO) Topics In Earl Child. Special Education
Language English
Edited by Glen Dunlap
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Publisher SAGE Publications
Publication history 1981 -present
Frequency Quarterly
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ISSN 0271-1214
LCCN 84641086
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Topics in Early Childhood Special Education is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes papers in the field of Education. The journal's editor is Glen Dunlap (University of South Florida). It has been in publication since 1981 and is currently published by SAGE Publications in association with Hammill Institute on Disabilities.

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Topics in Early Childhood Special Education focuses on information that aims to improve the lives of young children with special needs and their families. The journal contains reports of original research, literature reviews and conceptual statements. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education primarily aims to help professionals improve service delivery systems for preschool children with special needs.

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Topics in Early Childhood Special Education is abstracted and indexed in, among other databases: SCOPUS, and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2010 impact factor is 1.171, ranking it 16 out of 36 journals in the category ‘Education, Special’.[1]

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  1. (2011) "Journals Ranked by Impact: Education, Special" 2010 Journal Citation Reports, Social Sciences, Thomson Reuters. URL accessed 2011-09-30.