ERIC Number: ED145650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
A Sensory Based Program Model for Pre-School Handicapped Children.
Iannicelli, Mary M.; McConnaughey, French B.
Described is a structured, team-teaching, developmental approach for use with multiply handicapped children between the ages of 3 and 7. The program is explained to be child-centered, to involve individualized work and small group lessons, and to use the unit approach. Task analysis and developmental sequencing of skills are performed for each of the four curricular areas: gross motor sensory integration (stimulation of sensory input, inhibition of involuntary reflexes, establishment of equilibrium reactions, development of laterality skills, position in space, and motor planning); visual perception (visual reception, visual closure, visual memory, and visual motor integration); auditory development (auditory reception, auditory closure, auditory memory, auditory association, and listening skills); and language development (labeling, connected speech, classification, use of the negative, motor expression, response to questions, language concepts, grammatic and syntactic forms, and temporal sequencing). Assessment is reported to involve a checksheet format which includes an outline overview of each developmental area's goals, specific behavioral objectives for each lesson, a listing of materials and type of presentation to be used in the lesson, and an area to record each child's response to individual lesson tasks. (SBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (55th, Atlanta, Georgia, April 11-15, 1977) ; Some parts may reproduce poorly due to light type