ERIC Number: ED462780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Developmental Therapy- Developmental Teaching: An Outreach Project for Young Children with Social-Emotional-Behavioral Disabilities (October 1, 1997-September 30, 2000). Final Performance Report.
Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Family and Consumer Sciences.
This outreach project is based on the validated Developmental Therapy-Developmental Teaching model originally designed for young children with severe emotional/behavioral problems and their families. It is an approach that emphasizes the teaching skills that foster a child's social-emotional-behavioral competence. The model has proven effective in inclusive settings with children who have social, emotional, or behavioral disabilities and those who have additional developmental delay, autism, or other disabilities. Components of the model have been integrated into early childhood general pre-academic curriculums and in natural settings. Family involvement such as parental participation in assessment, program planning, and simultaneous home implementation of model practices is an integral aspect of the model. The project assists early childhood and local childcare programs in replicating components of the model in natural, inclusive, or pull-out settings for children (birth to age 8) with social-emotional-behavioral disabilities, and their families. Recognizing that effective implementation depends upon the knowledge and skills of the adults who work directly with these young children, the project assists participants in acquiring specific skills to foster social-emotional-behavioral growth. Emphasis is on model applications in typical daily activities such as social play, social language, listening and responding, creating, imagining, playing, and participating. Specific outreach activities include: (1) dissemination of information and general training about the model to early childhood personnel and families of participating children; (2) planning and model implementation at selected replication sites, with new staff development materials suitable for on-site and distance learning via Internet and satellite; and (3) evaluation of project impact on the proficiency of participating personnel and families, their evaluation of helpfulness and effectiveness of the outreach project, and the progress of participating children. (SG)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Classroom Techniques, Developmental Programs, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Disturbances, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Outreach Programs, Professional Development, Research Utilization, Technical Assistance, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Family and Consumer Sciences.