ERIC Number: ED117895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Infant Stimulation Curriculum: Development and Evaluation Report.
Storm, Pat Purdy; And Others
Presented are a description and evaluation report of the Infant Stimulation Curriculum developed by the Developmentally Delayed Infant Education Outreach Project. The curriculum, for infants developmentally between birth and 36 months of age, is described in terms of characteristics (such as basis in the normal developmental pattern), rationale, philosophy, and format. Listed are objectives in the curriculum development process (such as a simple readability level), and provided is a flow chart of the development process. Reported are results of an evaluation of each of the seven objectives including such findings as a readability level of sixth grade, and an expert opinion that all behaviors as stated are in fact observable behaviors. Also reported are results of field testing the curriculum with 68 children at five sites for the following three goals: determine if the behaviors as expressed are observable, determine if the behaviors are sequenced approximately, and determine if the activites listed for each behavior are appropriate for the child's level of ability. Appended are the curriculum readability work sheet, a questionnaire soliciting curriculum critiquing feedback, a toys and materials list, the curriculum assessment tool instructions, results of the first field testing, the revised assessment tool, and results of followup field testing. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Herschel W. Nisonger Center.