Early Child Ed. -Please help!

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Would you please check these questions and my answers? The first question is
pretty tricky- but its talking about
transitions during early childhood services.

1. Transition planning for children with
special needs should focus primarily
on:

A. maintaining continuity of services
B. getting the child ready for school
C. the family's needs
D. the child's needs



2. An example of encouraging a
children's self-determination is:


A. having all children complete the
same art project.

B. telling children they have to drink
all their milk.

C. having children choose where to play
at center time.

D. having the teacher select the book
for story time every day.


3. An example of learning a self-care
skill in context is:

A. setting aside time each day for a
child to practice on a button board.

B. having a child practice opening a
door by twisting a doorknob five
times each day.

C. providing a child with a toothbrush
at school and self-care time to brush
teeth after breakfast and lunch.

D. scooping food yourself on to a
child's plate during family style
meals.


4. Learned helplessness in a child most
likely comes from:

A. too much assistance
B. developmental delays
C. kindness of teachers
D. too little assistance



Here are my answers. Please let me know which ones you think I may have wrong.

1. (C) the family's needs

2. (C) having children choose where to
play at center time.

3. (A) setting aside time each day for
a child to practice on a button
board.

4. (A) too much assistance

Please let me know the ones you seem
to think I have wrong. Thanks!



I think 1 is (d) and 3 should be (c).
I think Ms. Sue already answered #1. It makes sense that the child's needs are of utmost importantance, therefore, his/her needs should be met enabling the transition period to be successful.

1. Transition planning is to get the kid into school to learn in an efficient and productive manner.
3. Context? Where is the context in a button board? Burshing teeth after a meal is in context.


Tamera -- I'm disappointed that you didn't respond to my answer about your first question.

Your question asks about transition planning for children. As I told you before, the child's needs are the most important factor in his/her transition. The school serves the child, not his/her family!

Practicing on a button board is not in context. "In context" means in real life. No one uses a board for buttoning. Which of your choices gives children practice in a real-life situation?

Your answers to 2 and 4 are correct.

Please post your revised answers to 1 and 3.



On question #1-
The reason I am thinking the correct answer would be(C) the family's needs,
is because my text clearly states:

Family involvement is a critical component of transition planning.
There are many ways families can paticipate in their child's transition. Families may choose to gather
information about potential programs, share information about their child with new providers, or arrange for their child to have experiences that will help the child get ready for preschool.

As for question 3, after rechecking my text, I see the correct answer would be: (C)providing a child with a toothbrush at school and self-care time to brush teeth after breakfast and lunch.


Let's look at your original question.

"1. Transition planning for children with special needs should focus primarily on:"

Your text states that family involvement is a critical component, but it doesn't say that transition planning should focus on the family. As you've heard from several posters, the only possible answer for this question is that the child's needs are the most important -- especially at a time of transition.


thank you for the enlightment

You're welcome.

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