ERIC Number: ED414075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
First Words: Daily Activity Guides for Busy Parents and Professionals.
MacDonald, James D.
Based on the premise that children learn language best in daily playful interactions with people, this guide for parents and professionals was designed to assist them in working with a child who is beginning to talk or who is not using language very much in their social and learning lives, especially with children with disabilities. The bulk of the guide is comprised of 33 language learning activities, designed to be used with a child on a daily basis. Each one-page activity is described, with space included on daily note pages to record what occurred during the activity as the activities are repeated over a 6-month period. Five appendices contain a monthly parent progress check form, monthly child progress check, a problem solver checklist, a list of training materials for parents and professionals available from the Family Child Learning Center or from the Communicating Partners Clinic, and answers to frequently asked questions about learning to talk. Contains 17 references. (KB)
Descriptors: Caregiver Speech, Child Language, Disabilities, Individual Activities, Infant Behavior, Infants, Language Acquisition, Learning Activities, Parent Materials, Play, Special Education, Teaching Methods
Family Child Learning Center, 143 Northwest Avenue, Building A, Tallmadge, OH 44278; phone: 330-633-2055 ($15, plus $3 shipping and handling. Make check payable to Children's Hospital Foundation. Discount on quantity orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, OH. Family Child Learning Center.