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:.
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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.
They can be grouped into 3 general categories:
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.
These systems are under construction even before birth, and, from the earliest moments of life, a child's experiences and environments exert powerful influences on his or her development and subsequent functioning, Social, cultural, and economic determinants of health shape the context of early experiences and environments and are particularly salient in early childhood when the roots of lifelong health and development are being established. Poorly constructed systems have an impact on health in early life, and these effects may be magnified as children grow into adulthood. Establishing strong systems in early childhood by meeting the foundational needs of all children may avoid costly and less effective solutions required to redress disease later in life.
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
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
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.
The program put in place 3 interventions; teacher training, child social and emotional skill development, and parent training.
Child Social and Emotional Development:
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.