ERIC Number: ED234543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Parent Helper: Handicapped Children Birth to Five. Socialization.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Office of Special Education.
The second of three booklets in a series intended for parents of handicapped children, the booklet considers ways in which parents can develop socialization skills in their children. Developmental milestones are charted for the period from birth to age 5. Social learning processes (using the senses, experimenting, imitating, and playing) are described. Techniques for parents to help their children learn about themselves and others include building a sense of security and trust, being aware of the child's limitations, and encouraging friendships with other children. Ideas and activities are presented for creating a positive home learning environment. Specific suggestions are provided for socialization techniques with children who have communication problems, physical disabilities, and developmental delay. Examples of two young children are cited to illustrate ways in which parents can enhance their children's social skills. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Office of Special Education.
Note: With assistance of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Resource Center. For related documents, see ED 222 035 and EC 409-411.