ERIC Number: ED299778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
A Curriculum for Mainstreamed Preschool Children Who Are Hearing Impaired developed by Project CHIME.
Pucciarelli, Catherine S., Ed.
Project CHIME (Children with Hearing Impairments in Mainstreamed Environments) was developed to create a curriculum for use by professionals who are providing mainstreaming opportunities for hearing-impaired preschoolers. The CHIME curriculum is divided into five activity areas that are part of the growth and development process for all preschoolers, but are particularly important for hearing-impaired children. Skill areas include: auditory, cognitive, language, gross motor, and fine motor. The complete CHIME curriculum consists of the following five units: home, self and family, community helpers, shapes and colors, and nursery rhymes and songs. Included in this document is the home unit, which provides the hearing-impaired child with the repetition he or she needs to develop vocabulary and comprehension of things related to the home. The Home unit covers the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, living room, and front and back yards. Objectives and learning activities for each of the skill areas are outlined for each day. Included are materials for 53 activities, such as making a paper dollhouse and furniture, pasting, matching, drawing, completing worksheets, etc. A list of books, records, and educational toys and materials relating to the home unit is appended. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.