ERIC Number: ED383123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Facilitating Inclusion in Community Settings: Creating Environments That Support the Communication and Social Interactions of Young Children. FACTS/LRE Information Series #3.
Venn, Martha L.; And Others
This guide offers suggestions to promote social interaction and communication of preschool children, thereby facilitating inclusion of children with speech and language delays into community settings. A preschool scenario is presented to illustrate problem areas in classroom communication. Guidelines are then offered for integrating learning opportunities into the daily preschool routines, maximizing natural opportunities with children, and anticipating circumstances that can be used to promote children's use of language and positive social interaction. The following techniques to promote communication are considered: changing communication and speech patterns, asking open-ended questions, pausing, using expansions, and offering praise and encouragement. The preschool scenario is then reexamined, and guidelines for modifying daily routines are offered. A form for recording a teacher action plan is provided. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.
Note: A publication of Family And Child Transitions into Least Restrictive Environments.