Although, in the last 20 years, the early childhood occupation has enhanced standards and responsibility for the advancing the current early childhood educators. I desire to benefit from the field experience is more of “the hands on “method and resilient understanding about the responsibilities teachers have toward students within an inclusive classroom. Also be able to cultivate the right skills to assist needed for preschoolers with disabilities.
Fuller and Strath (2001) conducted a quantitative research study that examined local populations of early education organizations based on the 1990 household census data to report features of the early childhood workforce nationwide. Multiple economic and regulatory forces shaped the population of early education organizations that operated within states and local communities. The median center-based teacher was 34 years of age, reported having completed some college, and was married. The median family childcare home provider had a high school diploma. Fifteen percent of all preschool teachers in urban areas were African American and 8% were Latina. The researchers analyzed data from 1994 on basic indicators of the early education organizations within neighborhood conducted every four years that included all preschool and childcare organizations. The bureau reported raw counts childcare workers and estimated median values for a variety of economic and demographic attributes for every zip code nationwide. Statistical data were analyzed using
The career that interest me right now is the medical assistant position. A medical assistant can specialize in different kind of medical assistants. Some options consist of administrative, clinical and ophthalmic. According to my scores of the O*NET Interest Profiler the kind of medical assistant that would best suit my interest is the clinical medical assistant. Clinical medical assistant’s duties vary from office work to hands-on work with patients. Because I live in Wisconsin, I am able to assist physicians with instruction, preparing specimens and maintaining exam rooms under the supervision of the physician (Wisconsin Society of Medical Assistants, 2015). My interest are working with children and youth; I feel in this field I would be comfortable working in any clinic, private practice or nonprofit organization that work with children. With having a manager background, I did a lot of teaching and training. I enjoyed this part of my job and got praise the detail of my training. I would like to obtain a career in teaching, instructing or training.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families has released improved Head Start Performance Standards. This is the first comprehensive overhaul of standards since they were first published. Both the early education landscape and our knowledge of the science of early learning have changed vividly in the last half century. Change and common core performance standards were sorely in need of modernization.
Introduction: "How many of you have spoke your first word before kindergarten?" "Or did you learn how to read and write at an early age?" Some children have a hard time communicating to express their needs. Others might have trouble with certain skills such as daily living skills ranging from doing laundry and cleaning the house to dressing themselves. Most children are struggling academically in several subjects such as writing, mathematics, reading, art, and so on. Also, some children are very sensitive to certain things around them such as enormous crowds and lights
Inclusion is a process of ‘narrowing the gap between learners with and without special educational needs’1.
During the past two years, I was given the opportunity to spend some time observing in the classrooms at the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown Preschool, a Christian-based school, in the Gibsonia, PA area, the Westminster College Preschool Lab, and the Head Start program at New Castle, PA. Observing in the different classrooms displayed different ways to setup and design one classroom from another. The church preschool was different from the Head Start program, mostly due by the budget and location of each facility. Many of the church preschool classroom materials were provided by donations to the preschool. The classrooms at all three locations, had some physical similarities with each other including: many windows, child-sized tables, chairs, cubbies, and play kitchens that were child friendly, with different areas for children to play in during free time. In my opinion, all the classrooms were brightly painted and cheery, providing a positive, happy feeling for
I am Cristen Sudduth, a native of Jackson, MS. Throughout my life, I have observed and encountered several accounts of resilience. Including times when my siblings and I would hurt ourselves by playing our various sports a little too rough which led to temporarily altering our daily lifestyle. These experiences allotted us the opportunity to build through some form of therapeutic exercises. Each exercise helped us gain the courage, confidence and physical strength we needed to return to our regularly life that we normally had and enjoyed so much. That’s where I believe my passion to become an occupational therapist began.
Sequence of development means the order in which a child develops. Sequenced development also involves patterns. Although children develop paces are different, most childrenâ€TMs development have definite pattern e.g. a toddler being able to walk before can run. Though some children miss particular phrases, they still proceed in whatâ€TMs viewed as an expected pattern, e.g. sitting up, walking, running but missing out rolling over and crawling. Rate of development means
One of the reasons I want to become an Occupational Therapist Assistant is to help people who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Albert Einstein once said “Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” People with Asperger’s syndrome are often misjudged because of their “disabilities.”
*Jack is a Primary 2 student who has attended our school since nursery. He is diagnosed as having ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), MLD (Moderate learning difficulties), SEBD (Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties). He is nonverbal and is currently being toilet trained. His frustration with not being able to communicate using words often results in him lashing out, trying to harm himself and others.
To my perspective, all those projects have been a trip toward the unconscious mind of the child and has released his/her deep emotional and visual experience. Also, the project has been a bridge between the self-unconscious (intangible) and language of self-expression (touchable) as “Artifacts”. To me as an educator with major study field in graphic and Fabric design, the outcome of the documentation has been a pure art which was occurred based on the unconscious of the child and affected his/her behavior and emotions. For the art, the timing of skill and the skill itself must be primarily unconscious responses. Indeed, much sensory processing, essential for the regulation of the body, was involved in all those
The field of Occupational Therapy kept growing. During the 1960s, as a medicine became “specialized”, so did OT. Occupational Therapists were also called upon and qualified to treat in the fields of pediatrics and developmental disabilities.
Occupational therapy allows a patient to work towards the goal of being able to perform basic everyday functional tasks. Therapy will differ for each patient, providing purposeful tasks that will allow the most growth for the specific individual needs. Being able to be an independent individual that can perform functional tasks is something that most people strive for, and if something happened that altered this way of life, it can be very stressful and even feel dehumanizing to the patient. Striving for independence and working with the therapists is something that will positively affect the patient's quality of life.
The five senses, sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. All amazing on their own, but when all are working independently of each other properly people can function pretty well. However, when the slightest disruption interferes with how our senses work properly life can become pretty unbearable at times. Just to name a few issues such as the common cold, seasonal allergies, conjunctivitis, and ear infections can very easily cause the balanced system to go out of whack. Issues with the digestive system can make enjoyable things like eating and enjoying food more of an unenjoyable task. Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic disease of the large intestine that causes inflammation