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Children at Risk/Frieman 7-10 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. ECE 255 CHILDREN AT RISK FRIEMAN CH 7 GIFTED CH 8 INCARCERATED PARENTS CH 9 DEATH CH 10 MEDICAL PROBLEMS Michelle Meyer, MA Walla Walla Community College
  • 2. Children Who Are Gifted
    • Why are these children considered at risk?
      • They are different
      • Behavior is often misinterpreted
      • Unique abilities, have special needs
      • Risk for developing social or emotional problems
  • 3. Identification
    • No consistent criteria exists
    • Defined by the district
    • Definition can be biased re: race, culture, language, multiple intelligences
  • 4. Characteristics of Gifted Children
      • Intrinsically motivated
      • Developmentally advanced
      • Early literacy
      • Sensitive, high intensity
      • Spiritual sensitivity
      • Feelings of isolation
      • Task commitment, reflectiveness, maturity, self-understanding
  • 5. Teacher’s Role
    • Attitudes and Understandings
      • Normal children who happen to be smart
      • Not better than others
      • Driven to learn
      • Holistic learners
      • Productive when given assignments that are different
  • 6. Incarcerated Parents
    • Variables affect the impact
      • Age, coping ability, quality of interaction with parent, presence of other parent, length of jail term, visitation, quality of care
    • Possible problems
      • School difficulties
      • Antisocial behaviors
      • Anxiety
      • Depression
  • 7. Teacher’s Role
    • Establish trust with child
    • Create a discipline plan for acting out
    • Know the resources
    • Give child role models
    • Hold child responsible
    • Do not permit teasing
    • Work with all parents/caregivers
  • 8. Death
    • Effects depend on
      • developmental level
      • personality of the child
      • relationship of the deceased to the child
      • history of loss
  • 9. Immediate Reactions
    • Nightmares
    • Blaming themselves
    • Anger
    • Regression
    • Withdrawal
    • Fear
  • 10. Children’s Needs
    • Adequate information
    • To have their fears addressed
    • Reassurance that they are not to blame
    • Careful listening
    • Validation of their feelings
    • Involvement in rituals after death
    • Someone to model how to grieve
    • Adults willing to focus on them in this time
  • 11. Teacher’s Role
    • Deal with your own feelings
    • Be a role model
    • Help by:
      • Open communication
      • Aware of developmental level
      • Answer truthfully
      • Answer only what is being asked
      • Be aware of religious differences
      • Encourage many ways to express feelings
      • Accept their feelings as real
  • 12. Chronic Medical Problems
    • Teacher’s Role
      • Work with the parents
      • Have knowledge of the illness & emergency procedures
      • Know how to include child in the classroom
  • 13. Common Conditions
    • Asthma
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Epilepsy
    • Sickle-cell anemia
  • 14. Classroom Inclusion
    • Have an emergency medical plan
    • Teach the other children
      • Talk about it, break down stereotypes, give information
    • Hospitalization
      • Keep current with schoolwork
      • Keep in contact with classmates
      • Prepare class for the child’s return
      • Give option to child of talking about the hospitalization
  • 15. Next Week
    • Read chapters 11, 12, 13, & 14 in the Frieman book
    • Activity/lesson plan due
    • Complete online Discussion Board #7
    • Work on your group projects