ERIC Number: ED256101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May-12
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Development of Early Education Skills for Preschool Deaf/Hearing Impaired Children, Ages Two to Five Years through a Conceptually-Based, Experiential Curriculum Using Total Communication.
Mostertz, Mary J.
Designed for preschool deaf/hearing impaired children whose developmental abilities range from 18 months through 5 years, this experiential curriculum uses a total communication approach in which language development is promoted in a natural setting. The guide is offered as a framework for teachers to use in developing their own individualized curricula. Approximately 70 sample activities are provided in each of two subject areas: Fall and Transportation. The nature of an experientially based curriculum, language development, and the development of prereading skills are discussed in an introduction. A curriculum flowchart, list of fundamental concepts, conceptual statements, and related vocabulary lists accompany each of the two sets of activities. A general bibliography of three pages is appended. The curriculum was developed at the Nevil Children's Center for Sensory Deficits at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. (JW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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