ERIC Number: ED403682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Motor Development: What You Need To Know. A Series for Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers. Model for Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps: MITCH Module 9.
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 9, which focuses on motor 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 normal motor developmental sequence, characteristics of abnormal motor development, common abnormal movement behavior, appropriate positioning and handling techniques, the role of physical therapy, development of the normal grasp pattern and fine motor coordination, problems encountered in fine motor development, and the role of occupational therapy. For each hour, 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: Child Caregivers, Day Care, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Early Identification, Eye Hand Coordination, Infants, Inservice Education, Motion, Motor Development, Motor Reactions, Object Manipulation, Occupational Therapy, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Perceptual Motor Learning, Physical Disabilities, Physical Therapy, Preschool Education, Psychomotor 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