ERIC Number: ED117862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Program for Training of the Preschool Child. (Includes Skills Achievement Profile.)
Young, Margaret G.
Presented is a developmental curriculum for training potentially learning disabled preschool children. Part 1 includes introductory information such as a rationale for the program and suggestions for the parent-teacher. Provided are guidelines for eight curriculum areas: attention; sensory stimulation, reception, and response; adaptive behaviors (problem solving); gross motor skills; fine motor skills; perceptual-motor skills; conceptual skills; and social skills development (including manners and self-help skills). Guidelines usually include the major focus, lesson objectives, developmental steps, developmental learning experiences, necessary equipment, and suggestions for additional activities. Activity resources and catalogues of appropriate materials are listed. Described in Part 2 are 102 activities (many of which were adapted from a music therapy curriculum) grouped by appropriate curriculum areas. Accompanying the curriculum is a Skills Achievement Profile designed as a sequential, behavior-oriented evaluation of the child's existing skills, and as a guide for development of an intervention program. (LS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Curriculum Guides, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Criteria, Exceptional Child Education, Individual Activities, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Disabilities, Motor Development, Music Therapy, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Preschool Education, Problem Solving, Self Care Skills, Sensory Training
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Mental Retardation, Ladson. Coastal Center.