ERIC Number: ED403678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Listening and Sensory Integration: What To Do before Speech and Language Develop. A Series for Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers. Model for Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps: MITCH Module 5.
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); a user's guide to the series; and specific information for presenting Module 5, which focuses on the development of listening skills and sensory integration in the preverbal child. 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 prelinguistic communication, the importance of sensory integration, listening in relation to bonding and attachment, tuning into the infant's personal style, strategies to encourage vocal imitation, subskills and categories of language development, and the encouraging language environment. 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. (DB)
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Caregiver Speech, Child Caregivers, Day Care, Disabilities, Imitation, Individual Differences, Infants, Inservice Education, Interpersonal Communication, Language Acquisition, Language Processing, Listening Skills, Preschool Education, Sensory Integration, 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