ERIC Number: ED229925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Stimulating Language: Special Needs Children in Family Day Care.
Bell, Catherine; And Others
One of four packets designed to help day care providers work with handicapped children and their parents, the booklet describes a workshop aimed at stimulating children's language. The workshop centers on the Preschool Group Evaluation Checklist which assesses the following factors in group language experience: role of the adult (verbal interaction, materials, philosophy); role of children (teacher expectations, children's developmental needs); structure of space; structure of time (daily routine, planned transition time); and toys and equipment (imaginative play and age appropriateness). Guidelines are provided about interaction; listening skills (including active listening); expanding, modeling, and asking open ended questions; understanding and assessing the cognitive prerequisites of language; and assessing speech sound production and language use. Among resource materials provided are questions regarding the structure of space, toys, and equipment. A manual developed by the Washington County Preschool Project presents suggestions for activities (including auditory, visual and tactile reception; visual discrimination; and auditory association) to stimulate preschool children's language development. (CL)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Child Language, Day Care, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Equipment, Evaluation Methods, Group Instruction, Guidelines, Interaction, Language Acquisition, Language Handicaps, Space Utilization, Speech Skills, Stimulation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teaching Methods, Time Factors (Learning), Toys, Verbal Development, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Child and Youth Board of Washington County, Machias, ME.
Note: Developed and distributed by the Washington County Children's Program Outreach Project. For related documents, see EC 151 921-927.