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1 Parent Café Morning Edition October 2, :00 – 9:30 a.m. 1

2 Welcome Goals for Today 1.Welcome and Introductions 2. Announcements 3. Ice Breaker 4. Presentation and Discussion 2

3 Child Development Marjola Roshi, MA, CAGS School Psychologist 3

4 Agenda Developmental Tasks Developmental Lag Indicators Suggested Behaviors for Effective Parenting Physical Development Characteristics-Guide Intellectual Development Characteristics-Guide Social Development Characteristics-Guide Emotional Development Characteristics-Guide Resource List 4

5 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. Developmental Tasks 5

6  A child may present with a serious discrepancy within his or her developmental profile, yet such gaps may dissipate with time Developmental Lag Indicators 6

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8  Seek to understand the CURRENT norm  Academic and social expectations are different  Self-reflect on your own possible bias  Ask your child-Use curiosity rather than a guidance approach to get them to share  Seek consultations with available resources such as school psychologist and guidance counselor when in doubt Tips for Effective Parenting 8

9  One’s abilities do not develop evenly  Allow for the child to present his strengths  Address 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 Intellectual Development: Guide to Effective Parenting 9

10  Balance: Be aware of the child’s social circle  Guide them to learn principals of friendships, sharing and loosing.  Acceptance:  Child may identify well with adults outside the family Social Development Characteristics: Guide to Effective Parenting 10

11  One’s abilities do not develop evenly  Be kind, but honest  Use an objective approach to problem solving  Restate the problem  Provide a clear approach to a tangible solution  Provide a timeline  Seek to enhance their independence in specific tasks or presented issues gradually Emotional Development Guide to Effective Parenting 11

12  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 from cd06.htm  Garcia, W. Michelle. (2011). Socially Curious and Curiously Social.  Social Thinking Curriculum Resources 12

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