ERIC Number: ED214344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Preschool Curriculum for Exceptional Children.
The curriculum guide for use with preschool handicapped children provides 28 activity units as well as general teaching suggestions. An initial section covers ideas for adapting activities to specific handicapping conditions including the visually impaired, hearing impaired, physically handicapped, and mentally disabled. Subsections also cover total communication, feeding problems, and use of scissors. The second section discusses teaching principles and includes ideas for classroom organization, an extensive list of educational materials/toys, a sample weekly newsletter to parents, a list of suggested nutritional snacks, contents of a preschool information packet, and pictures of daily child activities. Units cover such topics as the body, the family, clothing, Fall, pets/animals, Thanksgiving, shapes/colors, opposites, safety, Winter, transportation, weather, Spring, people/jobs, and homes/furniture. Each unit is typically organized into the following sections: objectives, vocabulary, art/fine motor activities, language, gross motor activities, parent-community participation, special activities, bulletin boards and learning centers, and commercial resources. Adaptations for specific handicapping conditions are noted when appropriate in activity descriptions. A final section gives activities for miniunits (such as the circus) and the words to songs. Also included are lists of references, children's books, publishers, commercial resources for learning materials, commercial resources for cassettes and records, and suggestions for field trips. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Keystone Area Education, Elkader, IA.