Development Delays in Learning

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Developmental Delays in Learning Developmental Delays in Learning Heather L. Egan Abstract After reviewing Chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7 and the required readings for week 5, I will write a summarization of the impact that developmental delays and the environment have on the learning needs of children. My 6-8 page paper will include three examples demonstrating the impact of developmental delays and the environment on the learning needs of children discussed in the week 2 written assignments. I will also discuss why is it important for educators to understand typical behaviors when planning curriculum and I will provide at least three examples in which I support my claim. I will also describe three specific components in a preschool…show more content…
By having a complete understanding of this can be used to minimize problems in the classroom making it a great learning environment. By incorporating different learning styles into the curriculum a teacher will be able to recognize which learning style works best for each child and also be able to recognize any learning problems or delays that may exist. Each child approaches learning in different ways. When an educator has a good understanding of human development, then he or she can use that to make assessments about the behaviors of children in the classroom so that they can come up with a plan of action. This can be used to prevent problems in the classroom that may occur as a result of acting out behavior which could be a normal part of development. Sometimes having a small number of children within the larger classroom who are at a different developmental stage of their lives from the stage of the other students can cause issues. Educators who do not understand the role of development in the behavior of the classroom may become frustrated in their work because they cannot relate to why their approach to teaching the children is not working. Educators who do not equip their lessons and approaches to the correct developmental stage will realize that they are not reaching the children in the classroom. This can create a power balance between the students and the teacher creating a
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