ERIC Number: ED209799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Communication Curriculum Guide.
Klein, M. Diane; And Others
The Comprehensive Communication Curriculum is designed for teaching basic communication skills to severely or profoundly retarded, physically handicapped students. An introductory section mentions the purpose of five major program components: caregiver interview, identification of child's wants and needs, training the child to request wants and needs, training to initiate interaction and request wants and needs, and environmental manipulations to facilitate spontaneous requests. A section on parent involvement and the initial assessment contains a sample caregiver interview and examples illustrating interpretation of the caregiver interview. Procedures for identifying reinforcers via environmental manipulation are the focus of the section on identification of wants and needs. Request training is discussed in another section in terms of goal and rationale, three decisions in request training, and request training objectives and procedures. The goals and rationale, description, procedures, criterion, and generalization information are offered for training in requesting more, requesting through choice, training the child to initiate communication, and manipulating the environment to facilitate spontaneous use. Appended materials include a report on facilitator training, a sample caregiver interview and teacher questionnaire, blank data sheets, guidelines for planning and managing a communication board, guidelines for selecting a primary communication mode, and a review of response development and data collection. (SB)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Curriculum Guides, Multiple Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Severe Mental Retardation, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Early Childhood Institute, Document Reprint Service, University of Kansas, Haworth Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045 (no price quoted). Media package available from: Media Services, Bureau of Child Research, 2601 Gabriel, Parsons, KS 67357 consisting of a Comprehensive Communication Curriculum Videotape in the following format: 1/2 inch reel-to-reel, 3/4 inch cassette, VHS, or BETAMAX ($50.00; Rental $25.00 for 2 weeks).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Neurological Inst., Topeka.