ERIC Number: ED155832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Early Childhood Curriculum for the Handicapped.
Carpenter, Robert D.
Intended to help teachers of young handicapped children identify specific development lags and plan for individualized remediation, the curriculum guide includes major sections on the individual pupil checklist, developmental pinpoints, the individualized education program (I. E. P.), teaching suggestions, the use of paraprofessionals and volunteers, parent involvement, resources, and bibliographies. The checklist allows detailed assessment of the child's communication, cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills. The developmental section includes specific developmental tasks and usual age of attainment for skills in the areas of communication, pre-reading, pre-math, pre-writing, motor, self help, social interaction, and leisure time. A section on the I.E.P. explains the development of an I.E.P. and provides a model and example of an I.E.P. Specific teaching guidelines are given for lesson planning using the curriculum, writing and using behavioral objectives, developing themes, play, music and movement, nutrition, and adapting the curriculum to children with specific needs. Suggestions for teachers using paraprofessionals, for paraprofessionals learning principles of behavior management, and for schools wishing to develop volunteer programs are given. The section on parent involvement includes material to help teachers develop skills in working with parents and materials for parents to use directly. The resources section contains information on developmental guidelines, teacher made learning materials, and data collection. About 22 topical bibliographies are appended. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Bibliographies, Check Lists, Curriculum Guides, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Handicapped Children, Individualized Programs, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Paraprofessional Personnel, Parent Participation, Readiness, Resource Materials, Teaching Methods, Volunteers
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Illinois Regional Special Education Association, Cahokia.; Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield.