ERIC Number: ED353754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Technology. Project Prepare: Competency-Based Personnel Preparation in Early Childhood Education Modules.
Pisarchick, Sally E.; And Others
One of nine competency-based training modules for personnel preparation in early childhood special education, this guide focuses on assistive technology and technological interventions in preschool programs. All modules are adaptable for use with a general audience, direct service personnel, or administrators and are based on the following principles of the Ohio Department of Education's Division of Early Childhood Education: developmentally appropriate practice; integration of children with disabilities with typically developing peers; collaborative relationships with families; attention to individual needs; and provision for and valuing of diversity among young children and their families. modules are intended to be used in whole or in part, in groups or for self-instruction. Each module comprises goals; competencies (knowledge, skill, and values and attitudes); and objectives, with a matrix for each objective identifying enabling activities, resources, and leader notes. Relevant handouts, forms, and readings are provided for each objective. This module focuses on six goals: (1) gaining an overview of assistive technology and its curricular role; (2) familiarity with switch applications to increase the independent control and participation of young children; (3) understanding the basic use of computers and peripherals; (4) understanding of how computers and peripherals can be integrated into the curriculum; (5) gaining an overview of augmentative and alternative communication systems; and (6) obtaining practical information regarding funding for assistive technology devices and services. (Contains 34 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Competency Based Teacher Education, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Philosophy, Educational Technology, Family School Relationship, Financial Support, Inservice Teacher Education, Preschool Education, Special Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Early Childhood Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cuyahoga Special Education Service Center, Maple Heights, OH.