|"Working with infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families is an immense challenge. This [book provides] a framework that can ease the way for all of us." —ASHA, on the second edition of CCITSN|
The Carolina Curriculum is an assessment and intervention program designed for use with young children from birth to five years who have mild to severe disabilities.
With the new editions of this proven curriculum, professionals in home-, school-, or center-based environments will have an easy-to-use, criterion-referenced system that clearly links assessment with intervention and lets them work closely with the child’s teachers, family members, and other service providers. While The Carolina Curriculum has been updated, reorganized, and refined by user feedback, the program works the same as it always has, ensuring that users of the previous editions can start using the new ones right away.
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.
Components of the Carolina Curriculum:
The Carolina Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs (CCITSN), Third Edition
The Carolina Curriculum for Preschoolers with Special Needs (CCPSN), Second Edition
Asessment Logs and Developmental Progress Charts