Original ArticlePromoting Interactions With Infants Who Have Complex Multiple Disabilities Development and Field-testing of the PLAI CurriculumChen, Deborah PhD; Diane Klein, M. CCC-SLP, PhD; Haney, Michele PhDAuthor Information Department of Special Education, California State University, Northridge (Drs Chen and Haney); and the Division of Special Education and Counseling, California State University, Los Angeles (Dr Klein). Corresponding author: Deborah Chen, PhD, Department of Special Education, California State University, 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330 (e-mail: [email protected]). This work was funded in part by the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (grant HO25S40001). The content, however, does not necessarily reflect the position of the US Department of Education, and no official endorsement should be inferred. Infants & Young Children: April 2007 - Volume 20 - Issue 2 - p 149-162 doi: 10.1097/01.IYC.0000264482.35570.32 Buy Metrics Abstract This article describes primary outcomes of the development and field-testing of a curriculum Promoting learning through active interaction with 27 infants and their caregivers and early interventionists in 2 different states. The curriculum was designed to provide a systematic approach to supporting interactions with infants who have sensory impairments and complex multiple disabilities and who are at the preintentional level of communication. Participating infants had both a visual impairment and hearing loss and additional disabilities. Their families represented diverse socioeconomic, educational, and cultural backgrounds, and participating early interventionists varied widely in their qualifications. Results indicate that a diverse group of families used the strategies successfully and found them to be helpful in supporting their children's interactions and communication development. The article outlines key components of the curriculum and discusses evaluation data on the basis of caregiver feedback on use of strategies and analysis of videotaped observations on the caregivers' use of sensory cues with their infants. ©2007Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.