ERIC Number: ED403675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Speech and Language Development: What You Can Do To Help. A Series for Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers. Model of Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps: MITCH Module 2.
Monroe County School District, Key West, FL.; Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Intended for use in Florida training programs for caregivers of infants and toddlers with disabilities, this guide presents an overview of the Model of Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps (MITCH); provides a user's guide to the series; and presents specific information for presenting Module 2, which focuses on speech and language development. After the introduction to the MITCH program as a whole, the user's guide provides information on the instructor's role, the 3-hour training session, the use of videotapes and audiotapes, and follow-up activities. For this module, goals and objectives focus on providing participants with an understanding of the normal developmental processes of communication and language development, including speech mechanisms and the ear, ways to foster receptive and expressive language, and how to recognize problems in language development. For each hour of the 3-hour session, a script, suggested activities, and relevant handouts are provided. Attached are lists of recommended resources and references, reproducible forms and handouts, and forms for the 6-week follow up. Also attached is an overview of normal child development from birth to 36 months in the areas of personal and social skills, language and understanding skills, small muscle skills, and large muscle skills. (DB)
Descriptors: Caregiver Speech, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Communication Skills, Day Care, Delayed Speech, Developmental Stages, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Expressive Language, Infants, Inservice Education, Language Acquisition, Learning Activities, Preschool Education, Receptive Language, Speech Skills, Toddlers
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.
Authoring Institution: Monroe County School District, Key West, FL.; Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida