Understanding Child Development

Author: Rosalind Charlesworth
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305501039
Format: PDF, Kindle
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UNDERSTANDING CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 10th Edition, introduces pre-service and inservice teachers to the unique qualities of young children from infants to age eight, and demonstrates how to work with each child in ways that correspond with their developmental level, and their social and cultural environment. Now organized into 15 chapters, the book includes learning theories and research as well as information about the importance of play and technology in a young child's learning process. Learning objectives and specific NAEYC Program Standards, Accreditation Criteria, and Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) are highlighted at the beginning of each chapter. Other topics covered include readiness, assessment, working with children and families from diverse cultures, working with children with special needs, and the early stages of reading, writing, and general cognitive development. Throughout the text, real-life examples and anecdotes bring theory and research to life Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Transition Mechanisms in Child Development

Author: Anik de Ribaupierre
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521371384
Format: PDF, ePub
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This collection brings together the latest work in an important new area that has become the focus of major research in European developmental psychology: the longitudinal study of the interaction of cognition and emotions in child development. Leading international researchers in developmental psychology have prepared chapters that examine transition mechanisms in areas including cognitive and memory development, language development, social and emotional development, and motor development in children. An outgrowth of a workshop on longitudinal research in individual development, sponsored by the European Science Foundation, this volume reflects the many conceptual and methodological advances that have occurred in the application of longitudinal strategies to research in developmental psychology, and demonstrates the need for the longitudinal perspective in future research.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development

Author: Usha Goswami
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444351737
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This definitive volume is the result of collaboration by top scholars in the field of children's cognition. New edition offers an up-to-date overview of all the major areas of importance in the field, and includes new data from cognitive neuroscience and new chapters on social cognitive development and language Provides state-of-the-art summaries of current research by international specialists in different areas of cognitive development Spans aspects of cognitive development from infancy to the onset of adolescence Includes chapters on symbolic reasoning, pretend play, spatial development, abnormal cognitive development and current theoretical perspectives

Developmental Milestones of Young Children

Author: Redleaf Press
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605544809
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Understand the important milestones of development in children in five developmental domains: physical and motor, social and emotional, communication and language, cognitive, and approaches to learning. Learn strategies to observe and document children's progress and develop partnerships and establish communication with families. Updated for alignment with state standards.

Child Development

Author: Carolyn Meggitt
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435420482
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This illustrated guide charts all the stages of a child's development from birth to eight years. It covers physical, cognitive and social development and enables a picture of a child's development to be built up over time.

Social Interaction and the Development of Language and Cognition

Author: Alison Garton
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780863773709
Format: PDF, ePub
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For students of developmental psychology, this book should be a useful reference guide to the main concepts concerned with "motherese", scaffolding, socio-cognitive learning and joint problem solving. It is also a contribution to the debate on the influence of social behaviour on development.

Access to Language and Cognitive Development

Author: Michael Siegal
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019162568X
Format: PDF
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One of the most important questions about children's development involves how knowledge acquisition depends on the effect of language experience. To what extent, and in what ways, is a child's cognitive development influenced by their early experience of, and access to, language? Likewise, what are the effects on development of impaired access to language? This book is the first to confront directly the issue of how possessing an enhanced or impaired access to language influences children's development. Its focus is on learning environments, theory of mind understanding and the process of deriving meaning from conversations. The book features state of the art chapters written by leading scholars - psychologists, linguists and educators - who are concerned with bilingualism, deafness, atypical child development, and development in cultures with limited vocabularies in areas such as number concepts. Throughout, it maps out what is known about the interface between language and cognitive development and the prospects for the future directions in research and applied settings 'Access to Language and Cognitive Development' will be of considerable interest to all those who are concerned with the development and welfare of children. It will be of particular interest to researchers and professionals interested in the effects of bilingualism and deafness on young children and in advances in assessment of atypically developing children - for example, those with autism or cerebral palsy who have an impaired access to participation in conversation.

Cognitive Development in Digital Contexts

Author: Fran C. Blumberg
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128097094
Format: PDF
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Cognitive Development in Digital Contexts investigates the impact of screen media on key aspects of children and adolescents’ cognitive development. Highlighting how screen media impact cognitive development, the book addresses a topic often neglected amid societal concerns about pathological media use and vulnerability to media effects, such as aggression, cyber-bullying and Internet addiction. It addresses children and adolescents’ cognitive development involving their interactions with parents, early language development, imaginary play, attention, memory, and executive control, literacy and academic performance. Covers the impact of digital from both theoretical and practical perspectives Investigates effects of digital media on attention, memory, language and executive functioning Examines video games, texting, and virtual reality as contexts for learning Explores parent-child interactions around media Considers the development of effective educational media Addresses media literacy and critical thinking about media Considers social policy for increasing access to high quality education media and the Internet Provides guidance for parents on navigating children’s technology usage

Language Development In Exceptional Circumstances

Author: Dorothy Bishop
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135064601
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ever since attempts were made to describe and explain normal language development, references to exceptional circumstances have been made. Variations in the conditions under which language is acquired can be regarded as natural experiments, which would not be feasible or ethical under normal circumstances. This can throw light on such questions as: *What language input is necessary for the child to learn language? *What is the relationship between cognition and language? *How independent are different components of language function? *Are there critical periods for language development? *Can we specify necessary and sufficient conditions for language impairment? This book covers a range of exceptional circumstances including: extreme deprivation, twinship, visual and auditory impairments, autism and focal brain damage? Written in a jargon-free style, and including a glossary of linguistic and medical terminology, the book assumes little specialist knowledge. This text is suitable for both students and practitioners in the fields of psycholinguistics, developmental and educational psychology, speech pathology, paediatrics and special education.

Handbook of Child Development and Early Education

Author: Oscar A. Barbarin
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606233025
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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How and what should young children be taught? What emphasis should be given to emotional learning? How do we involve families? Addressing these and other critical questions, this authoritative volume brings together developmentalists and early educators to discuss what an integrated, developmentally appropriate curriculum might look like across the preschool and early elementary years. State-of-the-science work is presented on brain development and the emergence of cognitive, socioemotional, language, and literacy skills in 3- to 8-year-olds. Drawing on experience in real-world classrooms, contributors describe novel, practical approaches to promoting school readiness, tailoring instruction to children's learning needs, and improving the teaching of language arts, math, and science.