4 Agenda Developmental Tasks Developmental Lag Indicators Suggested Behaviors for Effective ParentingPhysical Development Characteristics-GuideIntellectual Development Characteristics-GuideSocial Development Characteristics-GuideEmotional Development Characteristics-GuideResource List
5 Developmental Tasks Educational Implications Piaget’s theory : The content of instruction needs to be consistent with the developmental level of the learner.§ Provide concrete props and visual aids, such as models and/or time line§ Use familiar examples to facilitate learning more complex ideas, such as story problems in math.§ Allow opportunities to classify and group information with increasing complexity; use outlines and hierarchies to facilitate assimilating new information with previous knowledge.§ Present problems that require logical analytic thinking; the use of tools such as "brain teasers" is encouraged.
6 Developmental Lag Indicators A child may present with a serious discrepancy within his or her developmental profile, yet such gaps may dissipate with time
8 Tips for Effective Parenting Seek to understand the CURRENT normAcademic and social expectations are differentSelf-reflect on your own possible biasAsk your child-Use curiosity rather than a guidance approach to get them to shareSeek consultations with available resources such as school psychologist and guidance counselor when in doubt
9 Intellectual Development: Guide to Effective Parenting One’s abilities do not develop evenlyAllow for the child to present his strengthsAddress the child’s weakness kindly and provide opportunities for them to enhance in these cognitive areas (e.g. use of blocks, puzzles etc…)Ignore:Temporary stuttering
10 Social Development Characteristics: Guide to Effective Parenting Balance: Be aware of the child’s social circleGuide them to learn principals of friendships, sharing and loosing.Acceptance:Child may identify well with adults outside the family
11 Emotional Development Guide to Effective Parenting One’s abilities do not develop evenlyBe kind, but honestUse an objective approach to problem solvingRestate the problemProvide a clear approach to a tangible solutionProvide a timelineSeek to enhance their independence in specific tasks or presented issues gradually
12 Resources Resource List Green, Ross. (2005). The explosive child. A new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children Child Development Guide (n.d.) Retrieved fromGarcia, W. Michelle. (2011). Socially Curious and Curiously Social.Social Thinking Curriculum