ERIC Number: ED370260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Interventions To Promote Cognitive Skills: DEC Recommended Practices.
Dunst, Carl J.
This paper lists practices recommended by the Council for Exceptional Children's Division for Early Childhood concerning the promotion of cognitive skills in early intervention and early childhood special education programs for infants and young children with special needs and their families. An introductory section differentiates between three pairs of terms found in the cognitive intervention literature: learning and development, competence and performance, and elicited and enabling experiences. Based on these terms, the paper notes that the major emphasis of intervention practices ought to be promotion of development and not just enhancement of learning, that optimal performance will most likely occur when learning experiences match a child's level of competence; and that optimal development and performance will most likely occur by using enabling experiences that promote competence and a sense of self-efficacy. Eight recommended practices for interventions to promote cognitive skills are then listed. (JDD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
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Identifiers: Council for Exceptional Children
Note: In: DEC Recommended Practices: Indicators of Quality in Programs for Infants and Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, see EC 301 933.