LEARNER OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe prenatal development and birth process. Demonstrate awareness of the critical development that occurs during the prenatal period to three years of age. (FDOH B-1)
  2. Define, discuss and apply major theories of human growth and development (e.g., Erikson, Vygotsky, Piaget) and the interrelatedness of the developmental domains. (FDOH B-2)
  3. Distinguish between differences related to cultural practices (ethnic and regional) and educational delays, as these differences relate to coaching families in ways to help their children make developmental progress. (FDOH B-3, B-14)
  4. Describe the etiology and symptomology of common developmental disabilities or conditions in young children and their developmental effect, including disorders of central and peripheral nervous system; bones muscles and joints; genetics, metabolic and gastrointestinal tract; heart, lungs and circulation; chronic illness; sensory systems; and learning disabilities/cognitive delay. (FDOH B-3,B-4,B-5,B-7)
  5. Identify characteristics of physical contexts influencing development and learning. (FDOH B-7, B-3, B-4)
  6. Describe sequences, characteristics, and interrelationships in development across domains, including attachment and social/emotional development, sensory perceptual and motor development, development of knowledge and understanding, development of communication and language. (FDOH B-14, B-7, B-6, B-5, B-4)
  7. Describe theoretical and research models regarding interactions between disabilities, risk factors, environments and development. (FDOH B-14, B-6, B-7, B-5, B-4, B-3)
  8. Identify potential effects of general and specific disabilities, delays, or risk factors of parent-child interactions and on different domains of development. These include attachment and social/emotional development, sensory perceptual and motor development, development of knowledge and understanding, development of communication and language, environmental/cultural, abuse and/or neglect, biological, prematurity, birth trauma, and parental involvement. (FDOH B-3, B-14, B-7, B-4)
  9. Explain variations in development that may be the result of a disability or health condition and their potential affect on future development. (FDOH B-7, B-4, B-6)