The Carolina Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs / Edition 3

The Carolina Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs / Edition 3

by Nancy M. Johnson-Martin, Susan M. Attermeier, Bonnie J. Hacker
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557666539

ISBN-13: 9781557666536

Pub. Date: 06/01/2004

Publisher: Brookes Publishing


The Carolina Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs, Third Edition is one of the two volumes of the The Carolina Curriculum, an assessment and intervention program designed for use with young children from birth to five years who have mild to severe disabilities. Developed for use with children from birth to 36 months, the

Overview


The Carolina Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs, Third Edition is one of the two volumes of the The Carolina Curriculum, an assessment and intervention program designed for use with young children from birth to five years who have mild to severe disabilities. Developed for use with children from birth to 36 months, the CCITSN is an easy-to-use, criterion-referenced system that clearly links assessment with intervention and lets professionals work closely with the child's teachers, family members, and other service providers. Already trusted by thousands of early childhood professionals from coast to coast, this proven system is even easier to use with the revisions and updates in this third edition.

View our recorded webinar: The Carolina Curriculum: An Integrated System for Assessment and Intervention presented by Susan Attermeier.

Using The Carolina Curriculum is simple. In each of the age-specific volumes—now reorganized to establish a seamless transition between the two—all the areas to be assessed are clearly laid out in logical sequences in an Assessment Log. A professional observes the child playing with familiar toys and other available materials in a naturalistic environment, and caregivers may or may not participate. After all appropriate activities in each sequence have been observed or attempted, professionals and caregivers examine the strengths and weaknesses revealed during assessment, pinpoint items that need the most work, and select from the teaching activities that correspond to the items in each sequence of the Assessment Log.

CCITSN includes 24 logical teaching sequences covering five developmental domains: personal-social, cognition, communication, fine motor, and gross motor. Curricular sequences each consist of an introduction that explains why that sequence is important; suggested adaptations for children with visual, motor, and hearing impairments; and a list of behaviors associated with that sequence. For each behavior, users get a criterion that pinpoints the objective, a list of suggested materials for eliciting that behavior, procedures that help, and functional activities for encouraging that behavior within the child's daily routine. Appendices cover play and children with motor impairments, using object boards for teaching children with motor impairments, and more.

This book is part of The Carolina Curriculum, a bestselling assessment and intervention program designed for children birth to five with mild to severe disabilities. With this easy-to-use, criterion-referenced system, professionals who work with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers will closely link assessment with intervention and work effectively with the child's teachers, family members, and other service providers.

Learn more about The Carolina Curriculum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557666536
Publisher:
Brookes Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
837,101
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


About the Authors
Acknowledgments
  1. Introduction
  2. Guiding Learning: Principles and Suggestions
  3. Environmental Factors Influencing Learning, Development, and Emergent Literacy
  4. Using The Carolina Curriculum
Assessment Log
Developmental Progress Chart

Curriculum Sequences
Personal-Social
Sequence 1 Self-Regulation & Responsibility
Sequence 2 Interpersonal Skills
Sequence 3 Self-Concept
Sequence 4-I Self-Help: Eating
Sequence 4-II Self-Help: Dressing
Sequence 4-III Self-Help: Grooming
Sequence 4-IV Self-Help: Toileting

Cognition
Sequence 5 Attention & Memory: Visual/Spatial
Sequence 6-I Visual Perception: Blocks & Puzzles
Sequence 6-II Visual Perception: Matching & Sorting
Sequence 7 Functional Use of Objects & Symbolic Play
Sequence 8 Problem Solving/Reasoning
Sequence 9 Number Concepts

Cognition/Communication
Sequence 10 Concepts/Vocabulary: Receptive
Sequence 11 Concepts/Vocabulary: Expressive
Sequence 12 Attention & Memory: Auditory

Communication
Sequence 13 Verbal Comprehension
Sequence 14 Conversation Skills
Sequence 15 Grammatical Structure
Sequence 16 Imitation: Vocal

Fine Motor
Sequence 17 Imitation: Motor
Sequence 18 Grasp & Manipulation
Sequence 19 Bilateral Skills
Sequence 20 Tool Use
Sequence 21 Visual-Motor Skills

Gross Motor
Sequence 22-I Upright: Posture & Locomotion
Sequence 22-II Upright: Balance
Sequence 22-III Upright: Ball Play
Sequence 22-IV Upright: Outdoor Play
Sequence 23 Prone (On Stomach)
Sequence 24 Supine (On Back)

Appendix A: Selected Impairments and Their Effects on Development
Appendix B: Resources and Recommended Readings
Appendix C: Play and Children with Motor Impairments
Appendix D: Object Boards as Aids for Teaching Children with Severe Motor Impairments
Appendix E: Motor Milestones in Infant Development

Index

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