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General Learning Goals

--to intentionally interact and communicate for more reasons, with more success, and with more pleasure

--to communicate using words, gestures, eye-gaze, facial expressions and body language

--to imitate what others do including actions, words,  melody of voice,  and personal style

--to enjoy playing  and interacting  with others for longer periods of time





Specific Learning Objectives

                 
  Managing Attention
  • to shift attention rapidly between people, activities and toys
  • to pay attention when routines change
  • to be increasingly aware of what a play partner is looking at, doing, feeling, and trying to accomplish
  • to demonstrate awareness of and interest in playful social interaction
  Communication
  • to understand and use a core set of important words and phrases (scripted language)
  • to understand pictures as representing activities, emotions and people
  • to understand and use nonverbal gestures such as head shakes and nods, waves, and pointing
  • to understand No and Yes as meaning different things at different times
  • to communicate the desire to end an activity in an appropriate way like saying "all done"
  • to protest with words, facial expression, and tone of voice
  • to request with words, gestures, pictures, or eye gaze
  • to call others
  • to greet others
  • to say bye bye
  • to ask for help
  • to tell others what to do with words
  • to comprehend & follow verbal directions
  • to complain with words
  • to remember with words
  • to plan with words
  • to communicate playfulness with facial expression, body proximity, eye gaze, and tone of voice
  Managing Emotions
  • to stay emotionally regulated (calm) when others say No
  • to stay emotionally regulated (calm) when unexpected things happen
  • to persist when appropriate
  • to not persist (let things go) when appropriate
  • to recognize and name facial expressions for happy, sad, mad, scared, and okay.
  • to use words or other communication strategies to calm after becoming upset
  • to join into playful activities with playfulness
  Initiation and Making Choices
  • to make a choice between two or more options when provided with pictures or given a verbal choice
  • to initiate games with actions, words, or pictures
  • to discuss and choose between two or more options
  Cooperation
  • to follow routines within games and activities
  • to communicate the desire to end an activity
  • to take turns
  • to move together with others and/or in response to the movement of others
  • to join into playful activities with playfulness
  Play
  • to use toys in the way they were intended to be used
  • to use toys in a variety of different ways
  • to follow routines within games and activities
  • to use add new ideas into play inspired by things that are happening in life
  • to joint into playful activities with playfulness

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Tahirih Bushey,
Dec 7, 2009, 5:03 PM
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