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ERIC Number: ED229925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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.