Child Development Lesson 11

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There is 2 parts. A discussion and an Assignment…

Discussion

Step 1: Describe physical and
cognitive changes that occur during adolescence.

In the first part of your discussion
post, describe at least three physical and/or cognitive changes that occur
during adolescence. With your description of each major change, please discuss
the following:

  • What change occurs and why does it happen during
    adolescence?
  • How do an adolescent’s gender and culture affect the
    way they experience the change?
  • What challenges are associated with these changes?

Use specific information from the
text to develop and support your response. Cite appropriately.

Step 2: Outline support strategies.

Think about the three or more
physical and cognitive changes in adolescence that you discuss in the first
part of your post. Then, respond to the question:

  • How, specifically, can teachers and parents support
    adolescents as they endure these changes and their associated challenges?

Outline at least one support
strategy for each developmental change that you discuss.

Cite all sources appropriately.

ASSIGNMENT

Deliverables

  • One 10-15 slide PowerPoint presentation.
  • One 1-2 page (250-500 word) annotated resource guide
    for parents and adolescents.

Step 1: Design a 10-15 slide
PowerPoint presentation for an audience of parents who have adolescent children.

Drawing on knowledge gained through
Lesson 11 materials and Chapters 11 and 12 in our course text book, design a
presentation on adolescent development, risky behaviors, and intervention
strategies for an audience of parents who have adolescent children.

Your presentation should answer the
following questions:

  • What changes in physical and cognitive development are
    their children experiencing at this point in their lives?
  • What risky behaviors might adolescent children engage
    in, and why?
  • What warning signs indicate that adolescent children
    are at risk?
  • What strategies can parents implement to intervene in
    risky behaviors and support their children?

Since there is a lot of content in
our lesson this week, you are going to have to make some choices to focus your
presentation. Do not attempt to cover every aspect of development and risk.
Rather, select a few connected points upon which to focus your presentation and
develop these points with supportive details. Use content from the text book
and Lesson 11 materials to support the information in your presentation. Cite
all sources appropriately.

Step 2: Research and compile an
annotated Resource Guide for parents and adolescents.

Once you have designed a focused,
detailed presentation on adolescent development, risk, and intervention
strategies for an audience of parents, compile an annotated resource guide for
parents and adolescents based on the specific topics addressed in your
presentation.

Begin by conducting informal
Internet research on the topics that you address in your presentation. For
instance, if you discuss eating disorders, research to find support services
and intervention strategies for adolescent children who struggle with this
challenge. Your goal is to find at least five sources of information and
support that you can compile and annotate for parents and adolescents.

Once you have located five helpful,
applicable resources, cite each one appropriately so that parents and
adolescents will know how to locate the resource. After each resource citation,
provide a brief 3-5 sentence annotation (summary) of what the resource is and
how it is useful for parents and adolescent children who experience a
particular life challenge.