ERIC Number: ED470824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Language Is the Key: A Multilingual Language Building Program for Young Children. Training Manual To Accompany the Video Programs: Talking and Books [and] Talking and Play.
Notari-Syverson, Angela; Madddox, Mary; Lim, Young Sook; Cole, Kevin
This educational program, comprised of a training manual and 2 accompanying videotapes (each about 25 minutes long), is designed to develop language skills in young children with language disorders and/or children from minority backgrounds. The program model is based on the following principles: (1) early language is critical to later academic success; (2) parents can use simple language facilitation strategies after brief training; and (3) strengthening a child's first language will also support the development of English. The manual provides descriptions of the training materials (videotapes and handouts) in English, Spanish, and Korean; theoretical and research background information; and specific agendas for six training sessions, four staff training sessions and two parent training sessions. The training model includes brief presentations, viewing of videotapes, large and small group discussions, and practice sessions. Specific guidelines are offered for: (1) training staff to use language facilitation strategies with children; (2) training staff to train parents/families; (3) training English-speaking parents; and (4) training parents who speak Spanish or Korean in the home. For each of the six sessions, the manual provides a session overview, key points, goals, agenda, handouts, trainer guide, alternatives, discussion questions and activities, presentation tips, and frequently asked questions. Appendices include: Background Information for Trainers; Handouts/Masters for Reproduction in English; Handouts/Masters for Reproduction in Spanish; and Handouts/Masters for Reproduction in Korean. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Acquisition, Language Impairments, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Parent Education, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development, Training, Videotape Recordings, Workshops
Language Is The Key, Washington Research Institute, 150 Nickerson St., Ste. 305, Seattle, WA 98109 (videotapes and manual, $95 plus shipping and handling). Fax: 202-285-1523; Web site: http://www.wri-edu.org/bookplay/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Research Inst., Seattle.
Note: Accompanying videotapes ("Talking and Books" and "Talking and Play") are not available from ERIC. Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, and Mandarin Chinese versions of manual and videotapes are available from the Washington Research Institute.