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There are more choices for early child care and education these days than ever before. But an increase in number doesn't always imply an increase in quality. How can parents make sure they're choosing the right program for their own child? This video explores the many different kinds of child…
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Self-Feeding in the Child with Special Needs
This video demonstrates procedures for informal observational evaluation of self-feeding in a school-aged child with cerebral palsy and developmental delays, emphasizing the transition from finger feeding to utensil use. Task analysis, discussion, and problem-solving by parents, child, and therapist are interwoven with recommendations for intervention and demonstration of techniques to…
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Body Language I: Beyond Words
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Body Language II: Reading People
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Why Can't Michael Pay Attention
Join the parents of six-year-old Michael as they seek to understand his impulsiveness, hyperactivity, and inattention. After a multi-faceted assessment, Michael is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Michael's parents learn techniques such as consistent schedules, docking systems, star charts, and self-monitoring to help organise home life. Michael's parents…
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History & Trends
Part of the Series: Study of the Child
This program lays out the history of child development, from early philosophies, to changing beliefs about human nature, with a look at the nature-nurture question. It examines the move away from myths and toward scientific investigation, lays out two methods of study, and ends with six overarching principles derived from…
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Preschoolers are creative, curious and active experimenters that learn about themselves and their world as they take on new roles outside of their homes and families. Learn about the skill set that makes up social and emotional development and the value of encouraging creativity and risk taking; activities that foster…
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Play
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