ERIC Number: ED434464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Comprehensive Early Stimulation Program for Infants. Instruction Manual [and] Early Interventionist's Workbook [and] Parent/Caregiver Workbook. William Beaumont Hospital Speech and Language Pathology Series.
Santana, Altagracia A.; Bottino, Patti M.
This early intervention kit includes a Comprehensive Early Stimulation Program for Infants (CESPI) instruction manual, an early interventionist workbook, and ten parent/caregiver workbooks. The CESPI early intervention program is designed to provide therapists, teachers, other health professionals, and parents with a common-sense, practical guide that describes how to implement effective early intervention speech, language, cognition, and social skills programs in an easy-to-follow format. It presents a whole child approach to speech, language and cognitive stimulation, and includes sensory and motor components to enhance learning through whole-body experiences. The instruction manual describes the therapy rationale and objectives, provides a program outline of the 24 modules that follow a developmental milestones continuum, lists materials needed, describes how to modify modules to address individual needs, considers safety issues, emphasizes the need for parent/family involvement, and provides general tips for conducting the first session. Appendices include a parent information sheet; information on sensory integration activities, oral stimulation, and phonetic symbols used in the modules; a developmental skills chart; additional songs and rhymes; and 18 organizational resources and 56 references. The early interventionist workbook contains step-by-step instructions for conducting the modules and the parent/caregiver workbook includes related assignments. (CR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Curriculum, Developmental Stages, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Infants, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Language Acquisition, Language Impairments, Motor Development, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Sensory Integration, Speech Communication, Speech Impairments, Toddlers, Young Children
Wayne State University Press, Leonard N. Simons Bldg., 4809 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201; Tel: 800-WSU-READ (Toll Free); Fax: 313-577-6131 (Complete kit: ISBN-0-8143-2770-2, $89.95; Parent/Caregiver Workbook (packets of 10): ISBN-0-8143-2771-0, $14.95).).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
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