ERIC Number: ED297526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Developmental-Interaction Curriculum: An Approach to Training.
One component of the final report of a 3-year project to train speech language pathologists and audiologists to deliver services to young children (birth to age 5) with communication disorders, the paper describes the academic curriculum and practicum experiences developed by the project. The report is structured around the following aspects: (1) the child, (2) the student trainee and the early childhood courses, and (3) the student trainee and both the interface with parents through the parent education practicum and the multidisciplinary staffing practicum. Coursework included: observation of normally developing children for 10 weeks of lecture and lab, preschool practicum for 2 half days with associated lecture and seminar; a self-contained language group experience with toddlers; an internship experience for 20 hours per week; and an externship for one semester. The syllabus including schedules, activities, and assignments is included. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Dept. of Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Note: In: Special Project for the Preparation of Speech Pathologists and Audiologists to Provide Competent Services to Handicapped Children, Birth to Age 5; Project Summary Report, 8/20/84 to 8/19/87. Final Report; see EC 210 376.