04] Assignment 4
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Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.
This assignment consists of two different parts that will show your learning of various course objectives from Lessons 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Discuss the following concepts and provide an example (not given in the textbook) for each as it relates to the development and behavior of children.
- Discrete Trial Training
- Pivotal Response Training
- Positive Behavior Support
- Positive Reinforcement
In order to acknowledge and understand the diversity of child-rearing beliefs and practices among families, you must first acknowledge and understand your own beliefs and practices about child-rearing. Exploring and analyzing your own history and its effects on your behavior may assist you in creating a better understanding and compassion for the families with which you are entrusted to support. Please review the section on Cultural Models and Child-Rearing Practices (page 63–66) and write a two-page reflection discussing your own child-rearing beliefs and practices and how these beliefs might influence your work with diverse families.
Discuss how these topics do or do not influence you today and how they might have an effect on your work with diverse families. Stay focused on relevant information concerning the implications for your work with young children and their families.
- History: family history of ethnic origin, language(s), geography, and immigration
- Growing up: where you grew up, pattern of movement or stability, and your family of origin structure
- Your current family or living structure
- Values of independence or interdependence
- Discipline approaches
- Attitudes toward disability
- Influence of racism
- Family structure
- Parents’ roles
- Caregiver-child communication
- Medical practices