Razae is 12 months old and has been placed in foster care since he was four months old. He was prenatally exposed to drugs and was placed in foster care because of domestic violence in the home. Emma and Andrew are the young couple who are providing foster care for the first time. Razae is a very sweet, rambunctious boy who enjoys music and movement. He's also a great sleeper. Razae has learned how to walk, makes a variety of sounds, and is imitating others’ language consistently. Based on developmental delays in several domains, Razae qualified for and is receiving home-based early intervention services. He was slow to attach to his foster parents but is now bonding through play and enjoying skin to skin contact and other attachment-based activities. These are areas that were goals in Razae’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). He is thriving in this placement. Razae still visits his maternal grandmother and there is talk of placing him with her in the future. What steps can you take to support Rasae and his foster parents in the classroom? Be specific about how you can be involved n supporting goals established through his IFSP. Discuss with peers.
Part 1 (20 Points)
Read the case study on p.60 of your text and answer the 3 questions thoughtfully. Use at least 1 scholarly source to support your answers.
Nine-year-old Ian is often called names by some of the other children. They refer to him as “Tubby,” “Fatso,” or “Lardo.” He gets very angry and starts hitting, although sometimes he ends up crying in frustra-tion. His caregiver has noticed that he seems to have an ample supply of snacks that he carries in his backpack—often chips and candy bars. He wants to have those for snack time rather than the food provided by the center. When his request is refused, he stomps away from the table and refuses to eat anything. Occasionally, he is seen sneaking food from his locker.
1. How would you respond when Ian stomps away from the table?
2. What can you say to his parents?
3. What can you do to help Ian change his eating pattern at child care?
Part 2 (20 Points)
Review the resource page on Be Active Kids website @ http://beactivekids.org/resource
Find 1 resource that you could use to support health and physical activity in your classroom.
Write a brief summary of what you found and how you will use it. The resource must come from the Be Active Kids website. Provide a link back to the resource you chose at the end of the assignment.
EDU 235 Chapter 4 Test
Short Answer (5 points each)
1. What does “nature versus nurture” mean in relation to human development?
3. What can caregivers do to help children who have low self-esteem because of size, shape, or weight?
4. What are the non-chronic health conditions that are prevalent during the school years?
5. Name the three gross-motor skills that most children have developed during middle childhood.
6. When children further refine gross-motor skills, they can participate in popular activities of childhood. Name the activities.
Personal Reflection (10 points each)
Please answer the reflective questions with a minimum of 3-5 sentences each.
1. Why do you think that obesity is a growing problem in the United States?
2. Reflect on your personal physical development during middle childhood. What encouragement did you have for physical fitness?