After reviewing Chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7 and the required readings for week 5, I will write a summarization of the impact that developmental delays and the environment have on the learning needs of children. My 6-8 page paper will include three examples demonstrating the impact of developmental delays and the environment on the learning needs of children discussed in the week 2 written assignments. I will also discuss why is it important for educators to understand typical behaviors when planning curriculum and I will provide at least three examples in which I support my claim. I will also describe three specific components in a preschool curriculum that make programs effective. I will include at least two references, in addition to the textbook, to support my ideas. Title of Paper
Developmental delays are very important in a child’s life and their ability to learn. Delays in development are delays in development and require early intervention. Children develop at different rates and in many cases delays in mental and physical development will improve. Although some children may have significant developmental delays that may indicate possible future learning disabilities for them making learning difficult.
There are many pre- school aged children today that may poses developmental issues and could be demonstrating these delays in one or multiple learning areas. This can be shown anywhere from birth to the age of six and occur when a child doesn’t reach one or more of their developmental milestones at the time expected. There are many areas that can be affected by these delays such as physical, social, emotional, communication, cognitive and adaptive development. A child can also have a delay in one area that in turn can affect another.
I. Introduction This case study is about a child that was born premature, at the twenty-fifth week of pregnancy. With the complication of being born that early the baby girl had many problems her first couple of months of life. Being in the hospital for five months she was fighting for her life each and every day. The child was hooked up to numerous machines to keep her alive. Doctors gave her ...
These delays can impact the learning needs of children because if the cause of the delay is unknown it can affect the child’s over all out come to learn. If a delay is unnoticed the child will never be able to learn to their full potential. It can also be a problem that may need medical attention. A child who may have problems with their ears could experience hearing loss, speech problems, physical problems (balance), and even social problems because the child may not want to talk to other children out of fear that they won’t be understood. Developmental delays and environment can affect the way a child hears, sees, and speaks in school as well as their behaviors among other children. A child who has physical delays might not want to engage in physical activities with other children keeping them from doing physical activities that they should otherwise be involved in as part of being a child.
Each and every child has their own way of learning which is different from each other. The learning environment can greatly affect each child and how they are able to learn. Beginning from birth how a parent raises and nurtures their child can also play a role in how the child learns. Parenting styles are very important and can have a huge impact on how a child learns. A parent that nurtures there child giving them love and providing them the necessary means for growth and development, can provide them with a positive approach to learning. They would also be able to notice any warning signs that something may be a problem for their child. A parent who favors an opposite approach to this may leave their children feeling negative towards school and learning. Children that have parents that play an active role in their learning will most likely have children who are eager to learn.
Teachers and their environments also play an important role in learning. Each teacher is different and may have different teaching styles. This can be very difficult for children especially if they cannot learn from a certain style of teaching. Each child is different and each learns in their own unique way. A teacher’s style can have a positive or negative effect on the children learning. An example would be a child who has trouble reading trying to take a test that he or she has to read; they may know all the correct answers but might get them wrong because they do not understand the questions. If the teacher is able to read the questions then the child may be able to succeed.
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The classrooms environment can also affect learning. The classroom should be a place where children can feel comfortable and safe so that they will be ready to focus and learn. A child who feels comfortable in their environment will want to put their attention on learning where a classroom that is full of chaos and disturbances will have a negative effect on a child’s attention.
It is very important for teachers to understand typical behaviors when planning curriculum because without an understanding of why a student’s behavior may be different from the behavior of the other students, teachers may feel that the student is just a problematic student. This can also leads to a chaotic classroom environment, which can cause a huge problem for everyone in the environment from the teacher to the students who may fail to accomplish their appropriate development as a result of the other student. It is very important for educators to have a thorough understanding of every aspect of development. School is a large part of socialization in children and it is critical that teachers know how to use the best way possible to encourage socialization in their students. Teachers should have an understanding of basic human developmental stages and know how they can be used to gear their lesson plans in order to maximize the success of the students in both the academic and the social realms of their lives. By having a complete understanding of this can be used to minimize problems in the classroom making it a great learning environment. By incorporating different learning styles into the curriculum a teacher will be able to recognize which learning style works best for each child and also be able to recognize any learning problems or delays that may exist.
Comparison of traditional classroom learning vs. online E-learning Today, on-line learning becomes a norm of our life. In some fields of knowledge there is a tendency that on-line learning replaces the traditional classroom form. It is rather controversial question which form is better the on-line learning or traditional classroom form, because both of them have some advantages and disadvantages ...
Each child approaches learning in different ways. When an educator has a good understanding of human development, then he or she can use that to make assessments about the behaviors of children in the classroom so that they can come up with a plan of action. This can be used to prevent problems in the classroom that may occur as a result of acting out behavior which could be a normal part of development. Sometimes having a small number of children within the larger classroom who are at a different developmental stage of their lives from the stage of the other students can cause issues. Educators who do not understand the role of development in the behavior of the classroom may become frustrated in their work because they cannot relate to why their approach to teaching the children is not working.
Educators who do not equip their lessons and approaches to the correct developmental stage will realize that they are not reaching the children in the classroom. This can create a power balance between the students and the teacher creating a chaotic classroom environment due to the undermining of the adult. Teachers who fail to understand the developmental stages of their students will frequently have problems with one or at least two specific students (KathrynVercillo Copyright © 2013 HubPages Inc.) . These are usually students who are developing at a different rate which is slower (or occasionally faster) than the larger group, and so they stand out to the teacher (KathrynVercillo Copyright © 2013 HubPages Inc.).
Specific components for preschool curriculum that makes programs effective are having curriculum that keep children active and engaged. Another would be having classroom goals that are clear and shared by all. The curriculum needs to build on prior learning and experiences as well as being comprehensive.
Rather than emphasizing on maintaining discipline in a classroom, classroom management would be more appropriate for an effective teacher. Discipline has two significant limitations such that discipline highlights the individual rather than the classroom and secondly it connotes negative behavior (352). Whereas classroom management is broadly defined as "all of those positive behaviors and ...
Children can have many challenges in life but it is up to the parent’s and to the educators to create curriculum that supports a child’s learning no matter their style. The child’s learning environment is also just as important as the curriculum because a child should have no worries to be able to focus on playing to learn. Lastly it is of absolute importance that the teachers be educated on behaviors in order to be able to help the child and the parent’s as well. A teacher must also be able to know the difference between the norm and the not so norm. It is important for the adults in a child’s life to know what is best for a child to reach their potential.
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