ERIC Number: ED399746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
A Functional Curriculum for Teaching Students with Disabilities. Volume II: Nonverbal and Oral Communication. Third Edition.
Valletutti, Peter J.; And Others
This second of three manuals providing a functional curriculum for students with disabilities focuses on the development of nonverbal and oral communication skills. An introductory chapter provides an overview of the curriculum and offers guidelines for developing instructional plans for the following two units of study. Unit 1 considers the development of nonverbal communication, including use of common gestures, use of vocal tones to communicate feelings, appropriate responses to facial expressions and gestures, and use of augmentative and alternative means of communication. Unit 2, on verbal communication development, covers the motor, auditory, vocal, play, and interactive skills developed during the preverbal stage, the one-word stage, and subsequent stages of linguistic development. The curriculum focuses on acquisition of the necessary oral communication skills within the social context, in the following settings: learning, interpersonal interactions, work situations, leisure time pursuits, family participation, community participation, financial transactions, and travel within the community. Each unit presents general goals, sample lesson plans, and suggested readings, and a list of selected materials and resources. Suggested activities are grouped into teacher interventions and family interventions, and then further specified into four distinct age/grade levels: infant/toddler/preschool; primary; intermediate; and secondary. Each unit contains references. (DB)
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Communication Disorders, Communication Skills, Curriculum, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Expressive Language, Instructional Development, Interpersonal Communication, Language Acquisition, Nonverbal Communication, Oral Language, Preschool Education, Receptive Language, Skill Development, Verbal Communication
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Note: Second edition title was: "Teaching the Moderately and Severely Handicapped." For all 3 volumes, see EC 305 084-086.