ERIC Number: ED417573
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Providing Services for Learners with Severe Disabilities: A Workbook for Developing Communication.
Stremel, Kathleen; Wilson, Rebecca
This workbook for developing communication in learners with severe disabilities 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 objective of the training is to teach practitioners: (1) the different forms and functions of receptive communication and expressive communication through demonstrations and written activities; (2) skills in assessing the learner's current level of receptive and expressive communication skills; (3) skills in determining the content of communication skills across domains and activities for teaching; and (4) skills to complete a communication map. The features of an individual communication system are described and include a way to communicate, a reason to communicate, something to communicate, somewhere to communicate, and someone with whom to communicate. Included in the module are a pretest and posttest, 10 activities to illustrate concepts, a communication map, and sample forms to track students' abilities and progress. Transparencies summarizing key information are also provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Concept Teaching, Early Intervention, Expressive Language, Family Programs, Infants, Inservice Education, Learning Modules, Learning Strategies, Multiple Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Receptive Language, Severe Disabilities, Skill Development, Student Evaluation, 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