Unformatted text preview: Module III: Typical/Atypical
Development and the Impact of
on the Family
Mr. Cooper, Instructor Development.. Development
Physical Cognitive Language Emotional Social/Behavioral What is “typical” development? Infant Birth-1 year Toddler 2-4 years Early School Age 5-8 years Preadolescence 9-12 years Adolescence 12-16 years Impact of Disabilities
Important to note is that a disability
may be a result of a developmental
delay in one or more of these areas.
The more areas impacted the more
significant the disability.
significant To Discuss..
What is a family?
How have families changed?
What factors affect families?
How does the presence of a disability impact
family Defining Family
Devise an operational definition of a
family in your group. Then using your
definition, determine whether each
description that follows constitutes a
family according to your definition.
family Is it a Family? A mother, father,
and two young
children living in
the same house.
the A young couple who
as such but are not
married and reside in
yet share bills and
accompany each other
to many functions.
to Is it a Family? A step-parent who
divorced from the
mother of his stepmother
children, cares for
his ex’s children.
his Two ladies who are
elderly that share
an assisted living
enjoy each other’s
company Is it a Family? A grown child and
her father who have
not spoken in years
unrelated A foster parent
two brothers from a
background. Definition of Family
Family (Turnbull, Turnbull, Shank, &
Leal, 1995)– How have families changed?
In one minute, make a list of major
changes that have occurred or
factors that have had a major
impact in/on American families
during the last century.
during Current Status of
Population and Family Characteristics Economic Security Health Behavior and Social Environment Education Population and Characteristics What percentage of America’s population is made up of
children? What percentage of children do NOT live with two
parents? In 2002, what percentage of births were to unmarried
mothers? In 2003 what percentage of children had a least one parent
who was foreign-born?
who Percentage of children with a parent who has not received
a high school diploma.
high Economic Security What is the poverty level for a family of 4? What percentage of American children lived in
families with their income below the poverty
threshold in 2002?
threshold What percentage of children living in femaleheaded households lived in poverty in 2002?
Disparities by race?
Disparities The Health of our Nation’s Children Since the early 1990’s do you think birth rates
for adolescents have risen, declined, or
remained What percentage of American children are
considered Infant mortality has decreased to ____% in
2002. In 2003, approximately what percentage of
people in America did not have health
insurance? Behavior and Social
What percentage of all violent crimes involved a
juvenile offender? %
juvenile What percentage of 8th graders report that they
smoke cigarettes daily?
smoke What percentage of 12th graders report illicit
drug use? %
drug What percentage of 10th graders reported having
consumed at least five drinks in a row during
two weeks prior to being asked in 2003? %
What percentage of 3-5 year olds were read
to daily by a family member in 2001?
% What percentage of young adults (ages 1824) reported obtaining a diploma or a GED?
% In 2003, what percentage of adults ages 2529 reported that they had attained a
bachelor’s degree or higher?
% Impact Activity
WHO Parents Siblings
Community HOW Time, role confusion,
money, Impact of Disabilities Ecological factors
Ecological Emotional impact
Emotional Daily life impact
Daily School factors Family/School Partnerships PL 105-17 calls for the involvement of parents in
the special education process – parents are viewed
as educational decision-makers and partners in
Other types of partnerships Advocate (child and political) Educational decision makers Collaborators/Support Information Specialist Barriers to Partnerships
Family’s perceived lack of knowledge
Family’s Lack of defined roles of the family
Lack Family values (priorities of the family) Economic Daily life functions Cultural diversity of the family Cross cultural dissonance Values and Perceptions Linguistic differences Cultural Diversity for Teachers..
(a) the political, social, and economic realities that
individuals experience in culturally diverse and
complex human encounters; and
(b) the importance of culture, race, sexuality and
gender, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status and
exceptionalities in the learning process.
exceptionalities (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 1986) Cultural Reciprocity Values Identification (professional’s) Family Perspective Identification Explicit Recognition Discussion and Collaboration Test Information
Objective, scantron format Multiple choice, matching, true-false
70 Lecture and book Modules I, II, III Bring pencils and something to do Dismissal Times Posted outside SPE office and auditorium ...
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- Fall '09
- Economic Security, Family Characteristics, Family Perspective Identification