For use with young children from birth to five years who have mild to severe disabilities, The Carolina Curriculum is a criterion-referenced system that seamlessly links assessment and intervention. Trusted by thousands of professionals for more than a decade, this proven, easy-to-use system helps professionals evaluate a child's progress in five developmental areas--personal-social, cognition, communication, fine motor, and gross motor--and encourage children's development through teaching activities. There's also an emphasis throughout on promoting emergent literacy, one of today's most important topics in the early childhood field. Using The Carolina Curriculum is simple. Each age-appropriate volume includes more than 20 "teaching sequences" on skill areas such as attention and memory, conversation skills, and problem solving. For each skill area, professionals get a list of associated behaviors, guidelines that help elicit each behavior, and functional activities to encourage the behaviors within the child's daily routines. Each volume contains all the support professionals need to conduct successful assessment and intervention, including step-by-step instructions, lists of required materials, and suggestions for adaptations to use with children who have visual and motor impairments.
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