ERIC Number: ED403679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Caregiving Environment: Planning an Effective Program. A Series for Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers. Model for Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps: MITCH Module 6.
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 6, which focuses on planning an effective program for the caregiving environment. After an 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: planning for appropriate areas within the caregiving setting, identifying necessary supplies and materials, planning appropriate outdoor play space, organizing the parts of the program day, arranging activities into a practical sequence, determining staff responsibilities, transition techniques, utilizing support persons, and the learning potential of play. 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 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)
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