Training Teachers to Use Environmental Arrangement and Milieu Teaching with Nonvocal Preschool Children

Ann P. Kaiser, Michaelene Ostrosky, Cathy L. Alpert

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Abstract

This study investigated the effects of training preschool teachers to use environmental arrangement and milieu teaching in interactions with children using augmented communication systems. Three teachers were taught seven environmental strategies and four milieu teaching procedures through written materials, lecture, modeling, roleplaying, and feedback. All three teachers learned the procedures and generalized their use to two generalization settings. The teachers maintained their use of the techniques across the 3-month maintenance assessment period. The three target children showed increases in total communication and use of targets following implementation of milieu teaching by their teachers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-199
Number of pages12
JournalResearch and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1993

Keywords

  • communication (training and nonvocal)
  • early childhood
  • early intervention
  • language intervention
  • natural environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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