Early Childhood Social Interactions. The social interactions that a child has during early childhood will shape who they are as adults. We Examined 3 areas of social interactions that effect how the child interacts sociall y lifelong:.
1. The role of the parents in the child’s social development.
2. Social development in children with Autism and parents seeking diagnosis.
3. How early childhood social development can affect a child throughout life.
Family capacities are resources that parents and other caregivers bring to the tasks of raising young children.
They can be grouped into 3 general categories:
Family is the main factor in the foundation of individual health, learning, and the ability to socially interact.
Early childhood is a time of rapid development in the body systems, that are critical to health. Including the brain, nervous, endocrine, and immune systems.
Model what we want them to do. Say “please” and “thank you.” cross the street at the corner. Listen when others talk.
Talk To Them
Add New Words
Answer Their Questions
Reading With Them
Teach The Words of Emotions
As the developmental progression of a child progresses from ages 2-6, a parents dilemma is whether to persue a diagnosis of Autism if they see "something different" in their child.
What are the indications of autism?Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a set of complex neurological developmental disorders.Symptoms and severity differ with each child but include:
Aspergers Syndrome =
social interaction impaired
cannot be distracted from paying attention to details
'High functioning' intelligent in some ways
Some studies say Autism has a genetic component
Many children who display autistic behaviors do not receive a formal diagnosis
Study examined many dilemmas facing parents - whether to act to retain 'normal' status of their child
or to normalize the child through diagnosis (receive therapy and other resources made available)
Parents who received ASD diagnosis for their children became proactive in trying to reduce stigmatization
of ASD and in some cases actively advocated ASD diagnosis to other parents.
ASD children with treatment gives opportunity to build on their strengths and become successful, happy adults.
After diagnosis and resolving the conflict, social expectations and actually bringing more awareness. Helping other parents through the process.
In the article “ Promoting Positive Adult Functioning Through Social Development Intervention in Childhood” they try to answer that question.
In a study by the Seattle Development Project they propose that select interventions can have lifelong effects on the outcome of a child.
Child Social and Emotional Development:
From reading this article and from the material read in our class I believe that an intervention in early childhood like the ones just stated can have a positive effect on the child. It has the possibility to improve the life of young adults and give them a better outlook in life.
Within the family lies the foundation for a healthy child.Parents and child benefit from ASD diagnosis, and children who receive positive interventions early in childhood are affected lifelong.