The Carolina Curriculum provides an assessment and intervention program designed for professionals in home-, school-, or center-based environments. It provides an easy-to-use, criterion-referenced system that clearly links assessment with intervention.
In each of the age-specific volumes, all the areas to be assessed are laid out in logical sequences in an Assessment Log. The professional observes the child playing with familiar toys and other available materials in a naturalistic environment.
After all appropriate activities in each sequence have been observed or attempted, professionals and caregivers examine the strengths and weaknesses revealed during assessment, identify items that need the most work, and select from the teaching activities.
Infants and Toddlers
Appropriate from birth to thirty-six months, The Carolina Curriculum for Infants & Toddlers with Special Needs includes twenty-four logical teaching sequences covering five developmental domains: Cognition, Communication, Social Adaptation, Fine Motor, and Gross Motor.
Curricular sequences include an introduction that explains why that sequence is important, suggested adaptations for children with impairments, and a list of behaviors associated with that sequence. For each behavior, users get a criterion that pinpoints the objective and a list of suggested materials for eliciting that behavior.
Appropriate for children twenty-four-sixty months, The Carolina Curriculum for Preschoolers with Special Needs consists of twenty-two logical teaching sequences, covering the five developmental domains addressed in The Carolina Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs. This volume targets more advanced, age-appropriate behaviors and includes suggestions for group activities appropriate for preschools or childcare centers.