ERIC Number: ED403676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
The Child Who Seems Different: Meeting Special Needs. A Series for Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers. Model of Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps: MITCH Module 3.
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); offers a user's guide to the series; and provides specific information for presenting Module 3, which focuses on meeting the special needs of children who seem different. 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 conditions that put a child at risk, early intervention, special needs terminology, methods of observation, the concept of screening, referral procedures for further testing, and mainstreaming. For each hour of training, 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 a booklet providing 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: At Risk Persons, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Day Care, Developmental Stages, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Early Identification, Early Intervention, Infants, Inservice Education, Learning Activities, Mainstreaming, Preschool Education, Referral, Screening Tests, Special Needs Students, 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