ERIC Number: ED417572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Communication Skills into Functional Routines & Activities.
This training module on integrating communication skills into functional routines and activities is from the Mississippi Early Education Program for Children with Multiple Disabilities, a program designed to train Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H service coordinators and service providers to use family centered strategies. The objectives of the training are to teach practitioners to: (1) gain knowledge of the different forms and functions of communication; (2) gain skills in developing a communication "map" for an individual learner; (3) gain knowledge to analyze a learner's physical and social environment; (4) gain skills in selecting interactive activities across domains for initial integration of communication skills; (5) gain skills in developing a total task analysis with frequent opportunities for receptive and expressive communication skills; and (6) gain knowledge in determining individual learner needs to determine "interactor competencies". Included in the module are a pretest and posttest, activities to illustrate concepts, a communication map, a form to chart levels of family involvement, a form for ecological analysis, and a sample routine for undressing, bathing and dressing. Transparencies are provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Children, Communication Skills, Early Intervention, Environmental Influences, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Family Relationship, Home Instruction, Home Programs, Infants, Inservice Education, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Modules, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Severe Disabilities, Skill Development, Toddlers, Training Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. Dept. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H