Purpose: For use with young children who have mild to severe disabilities, this system helps professionals to evaluate a child's progress in five developmental areas and encourage children's development through teaching activities. Ages: Birth to 36 months Testing Time: Assessment is based on a parent interview, observations of a child's play and directed assessment activities. Time varies with the age and skill of the child, from 1 to 2 hours, and does not need to be completed in one session. After the initial assessment, the assessment log is updated as the child masters skills, making subsequent formal assessments very brief.
CCITSN is designed for the assessment and teaching of children with mild to severe special needs from birth to 36 months' developmental age.
The volume first takes users step-by-step through the asssessment process - from setting up to scoring and charting assessment results - with a sample Assessment Log (available separately in packages of 10).
The curriculum itself is divided into 24 logical teaching sequences covering five developmental domains: cognition, communication, social adaptation, fine motor, and gross motor. Once the initial assessment is complete, professionals select curricular items that correspond to each child's special needs.
Each curricular item follows the same format: title, objective, materials needed, teaching procedures, routine integration strategies, and sensorimotor adaptations. The uncomplicated format and jargon-free language make CCITSN easy to use and easy to share with families.