Invitation to the Life Span by Kathleen Stassen Berger. Chapter 7- Middle Childhood Body and Mind. PowerPoint Slides developed by Martin Wolfger and Michael James Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington. A Healthy Time .
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Chapter 7- Middle Childhood
Body and Mind
PowerPoint Slidesdeveloped by
Martin Wolfger and Michael James
Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington
But there are hazards as well:
Piaget and School-Age Children
Vygotsky and School Age Children
The Reading Wars
The Math Wars
Measuring Achievement Within the United States
International Achievement Test Scores
1. Abnormality is normal. Most people sometimes act oddly, and those with serious disabilities are, in many respects, like everyone else.
2. Disability changes year by year: Someone who is severely disabled at one stage may become quite capable later on, or vice versa.
3. Adulthood may be better or worse than childhood. Prognosis is difficult. Many infants and children with serious disabilities that affect them psychologically (e.g., blindness) become happy and productive adults. Conversely, some conditions become more disabling at maturity, when interpersonal skills become more important.
4. Diagnosis depends on the social context. According to the widely used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), "nuances of an individual’s cultural frame of reference" must be considered before a diagnosis is rendered(American Psychiatric Association, 2000, p. xxxiv).