ERIC Number: ED379837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Another Way To View Child Development: An Interactive Approach to the Integration of the Sensorimotor System, Communication and Temperament. Project Ta-kos.
Yoches, Betty; Luera, Margarita
The purpose of this training manual is to assist parents and professionals in understanding how a child's temperament, sensorimotor system, and communication system support each other in helping the child develop a solid foundation for normal growth and development. Training is based on the premise that awareness of the interaction and integration of these systems leads to more appropriate interpretation of the child's developmental needs by parents, teachers, and other caregivers, leading to a better "goodness of fit" in how the child and adult respond to each other and thereby enhancing the child's development. The manual was developed as a four workshop series, covering: (1) child development overview and sensorimotor development; (2) communication system; (3) temperament; and (4) integration of systems. The training involves discussion, mini-lectures, small and large group participation, self-awareness and problem-solving activities, and audiovisual aids. For each workshop, numerous handouts, overhead transparency originals, background information, and supplemental materials are provided. (Some chapters contain references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Alta Mira Specialized Family Services, Inc. Albuquerque, NM.
Note: For related documents, see EC 303 711-715.