Put this culturally sensitive, field-tested intervention guide and video to work to show caregivers how to become aware of their child's early communicative behavior. Specifically designed for use with infants, preschoolers, and young children with multiple disabilities who haven't yet developed a functional communication system. It can also be used with older children who have not yet developed intentional communication.
Promoting Learning Through Active Interaction (PLAI) teaches caregivers how to
Five modules identify clear objectives and goals, describe specific strategies and activities and offer practical suggestions for service providers using the materials with caregivers. To better demonstrate key strategies for caregivers, the video depicts interactions between children with multiple disabilities and their families in natural settings.
The Guide includes reproducible handouts to record the child's initial communication abilities, and photocopiable recording sheets to help monitor progress - and they are available in both English and Spanish.
Early interventionists, early childhood educators, speech & language pathologist, social workers, physical therapists and psychologists will use this guide, and the corresponding video, to help families encourage their children's early communication skills.
The complete curriculum includes the 208 page Guide, 27 minute video (DVD) with the 27 page Viewing Guide that includes discussion questions, learning activities and suggestions for use.
Available As: DVD with Viewers Guide and Spiralbound Guidebook
Produced By: Deborah Chen, Ph.D, M. Daine Klein, Ph.D., and Michelle Haney, Ph.D.
Book Length/Running Time: Viewers Guide - 26 pages, Guidebook - 208 pages, DVD - 27 minutes