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Milieu Teaching
Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities

Milieu teaching was found to have no discernible effects on communication/language competencies for preschool children with disabilities.

Milieu teaching is a practice that involves manipulating or arranging stimuli in a preschool child’s natural environment to create a setting that encourages them to engage in a targeted behavior. For example, a teacher might place a desirable toy in a setting to encourage a child to request that toy (where requesting a toy is the desired target behavior). Typically, milieu teaching involves four strategies that a teacher will utilize to encourage a child to demonstrate a target behavior: modeling, mand-modeling, incidental teaching, and time-delay. Through adult modeling and functional consequences associated with child requests, targeted language behaviors can be improved in children who may have language delays or disabilities.

Findings

1
study that met standards out of
13
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Communication/ Language No discernible effects PK --

Last Updated: April 2012

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Small Group

Locations

TN
South
Note: This summary only includes data from studies that reported sample information. The Intervention Report may include evidence from other studies that met standards, but did not report sample information.


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