Week 2: Supporting the Development and Learning of Each and Every Child – Content Review

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Learning Resources

Required Resources

* Course Text: Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Equity and Inclusion
o Chapter 5,  Understanding Child Diversit (pp. 111 129)
o Chapter 9,  Assessment (pp. 245 247, Addressing the Challenges of Assessmen  and pp. 258 “263, Screening and Formal Evaluation)

* Article: Lowry-Fritz, M. A. (2009). Special Olympics joke reminds us that our work is not done. Retrieved from http://www.onthesameteam.org/Special_Olympics_response.html
Used by permission of Maureen A. Lowry-Fritz, JD, MA.

Supplemental Resources

* Website: Authentic Assessment Toolbox

* Article: “Promoting Positive Outcomes for Children With Disabilities: Recommendations for Curriculum, Assessment, and Program Evaluation”

* Website: National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities

Content Review


* Respond to each item. Each response should be concise and between 2 3 paragraphs in length.
* Use Microsoft® Word to write your responses, and submit your answers to all 3 questions in one Word document.
* Copy and paste each question within the document, so that your Instructor can see to which question you are responding.

1. Exceptionalities are neither positive nor negative; rather, they are differences” (Darragh, 2010, p. 114). In your own words, explain the term exceptionalities. Then, using one exceptionality outlined in the text on pages 116 127 of the course text, identify developmental challenges the exceptionality may present for the child, and appropriate adaptations, accommodations, or modifications that may need to be considered in order to support the individual childs development and learning.

2. Supporting the development and learning of each and every child requires specific knowledge of each child¢s strengths and challenges as well as knowledge of development, exceptionalities, and effective practice. Explain how evidence-based practice synthesizes knowledge of individual children and effective practice. Then, identify how you plan to use this process in your work with young children.

3. Effective assessment is an essential component used to lend insight into young childrens strengths and challenges. However, assessment data, particularly for young children, can be difficult to obtain. Based on pages 245 247 of the course text, explain how play-based, strength-based, and culturally and linguistically sensitive assessment address challenges associated with effective assessment for young children.

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