ERIC Number: ED323719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Everyone Communicates!" A Curriculum and Resource Guide To Aid Development of Expressive Communication and Communication Interaction Skills: Neonate to 10 Months Functioning Level. Second Edition.
This communicative intent curriculum attempts to demonstrate expressive communication skill acquisition training for students with severe/profound mental impairments at a developmental level of birth to 10 months, and outlines an expressive communication sequence for people who have a "no understandable speech" prognosis. The curriculum establishes a base for eventual sophisticated communication interchange; establishes a communication pattern individual to each student; trains others to listen to, respond to, and respect the communication system of that student; shares the information with caregivers and other staff agencies; and begins skill training to bring the student's means of communication further along the communication continuum. The techniques most frequently used to achieve the goals are nurturing, play, positioning, and massage. The appendix contains a collection of overlays portraying the most frequent communication initiations, and five article reprints on the following topics: (1) communication control and choice; (2) comparison of adult-initiated versus child-initiated interaction styles; (3) prelanguage communication; (4) fostering communicative competence; and (5) choice making and autonomy among persons with severe disabilities. A resource list notes 14 books and articles, two videos, one cassette program, three human resources, four assessments, and two curriculums.(JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wayne County Intermediate School District, Detroit, MI.
Note: Some journal articles in the appendix may not reproduce well due to filled/broken type.