A New Diagnosis
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Module 04 Content
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Purpose of Assignment:
The purpose of this assignment is to analyze a child’s new situation and design a plan to support the child and family through their new exceptional need diagnosis.
· Differentiate characteristics of exceptionalities affecting children from birth to age eight
Choose one of the three provided scenarios. Analyze the situation and, using content from this course and your previous course work, design a plan for supporting the child and their family through their new exceptional need diagnosis.
1. You are a family childcare provider (in-home childcare) and a child in your program was diagnosed with an exceptional need. Oskar, a three-year-old boy, is newly diagnosed on the Autistic Spectrum. Growing up in your program, you had noticed that he never made eye contact and had not yet decided to carry on conversations. You are pleased that he was diagnosed, but now wonder about how he will be successful in your mixed-age group family childcare. You are planning to meet with his family to learn more and establish some plans for supporting his needs.
1. You are an educator in a center-based childcare and a child in your program was diagnosed with an exceptional need. Zayada is a one-year-old mobile infant who is newly diagnosed on the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum. Her guardians brought her in as a foster child with hopes of adoption in the future. They are ready to support her but have no idea where to start now. You are planning to meet with her family to learn more and establish some plans for supporting her needs.
1. You are an educator in a small church-based preschool and a child in your program was diagnosed with an exceptional need. Emma, a four year old, is newly diagnosed with a speech disorder. She drops the first syllables of most words and struggles to be understood by her peers. Her mother is concerned that she will be labeled or teased. She mainly talks to adults if at all. You are planning to meet with her family to learn more and establish some plans for supporting her needs
. Outline your chosen scenario and explain the child’s newly diagnosed exceptional need. Provide detail as to indicators, condition and implications for the child. Include one reference to support your explanation.
. Design 10 family meeting questions based on their particular situation. Your goal is to learn more about the child’s diagnosis and the family’s new expectations for your program and their child.
. Determine 4 resources (2 written and 2 web resource) you will want to share with your colleagues to support their understanding of the child’s new diagnosis. Provide an annotated bibliography entry for each resource.
. Design 3 developmentally appropriate goals for the child to support their unique learning needs
. Describe 3 developmentally appropriate changes or considerations you need to make that will support this child’s new diagnosis and his/her successful day to day in your program
. Establish a follow-up plan for ongoing intervention and support describing ongoing communication between program and family. Include one reference to support your plans.
Create a document with following section headers for each required content section labeled as such:
. Scenario and Exceptional Need
. Family Meeting Questions
. Program Resources
. Developmentally Appropriate Goals for the child
. Developmentally Appropriate Changes and Considerations for the Program
. Follow-up Plans
Suggested length: 6-7 pages full.
Include a title page and reference page including all resources from document.
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