ERIC Number: ED204989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Using Play to Promote Parent-Infant Bond and Child Development.
Deitz, Cissie; Given, Wendy
The paper, part of videotape presentation, highlights certain issues involved in a modeling approach to educational therapy for hearing impaired infants and their parents at the Lexington School for the Deaf (Jackson Heights, New York). Through the use of play and modeling techniques, the educational therapist encourages parents to interact and form bonds with their children through appropriate and satisfying channels. Important aspects of the program include parents' discussion of feelings regarding the child and his deafness; creation of an optimal environment for infants in which to learn; and play as a vehicle for developmental tasks in the areas of self awareness, separation, and mastery. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Lexington School for the Deaf NY
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April, 1981).