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Level I

Profile of Student at Level I

Students are unaware that they have an effect on their world. They demonstrate reactive behaviors that express states of being (contented or discontented).  These spontaneous but non goal directed behaviors such as crying, affective responses, or body movements are interpreted by the receiver.

Focus of Instruction

(from Rowland and Schweigert)

  • Establish purposeful behavior by creating highly responsive environments.
  • Learn to interpret different sender behaviors.
  • Increase attention to different sender initiations.
  • Create new opportunities for interactive episodes

Goals for the Student (Sender)

*Goals are intended to assist the senders to achieve mastery of current level as well as prepare them for transition to the next level.

Goal 1: Student will demonstrate adequate emotional regulation in order to maintain or regain appropriate arousal level for learning. – Topic

Goal 2: Student will demonstrate interest in topics initiated by a partner. -Receiver

Goal 3: Student will demonstrate purposeful behavior.– Means

Outcomes Desired

Level 1 image with, Topic, Means, Sender , Receiver

Topic: Expresses awareness or interest in topics initiated by partner. These tend to be related to basic motor/sensory needs.

Means:  Demonstrates independent means of expression that are detectable to partners.

Sender: Demonstrates intentional behavior in response to different sensory and motor experiences.

Receiver:  Develops secure relationship with a partner who is accessible and responsive.

Achieving outcomes boosts child to emerging Level II

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