Infant Toddler Development Training
Module 4, Lesson 3
1. Toddlers can use their motor skills in all the following ways, except:
a. Skipping in a circle with their little friends
b. Standing on their tip toes to pull a toy off the counter
c. Kicking a ball in the yard with dad
d. Scribbling in the driveway with sidewalk chalk
2. One of the specific expectations for future research which Bruder (2000) shares in her article, Family-centered early intervention: Clarifying our values in the new Millennium, is the following:
a. participatory research of all stakeholders
b. creative research with new and innovative techniques
c. analytical research that analyzes all variables
d. holistic research that focuses on all variables
3. Any use of assistive technology requires some type of body action and should be made as easy as possible. In considering this, there are two questions which should be asked according to Susan Attermeier's article appearing in Baby Power: A Guide for Families for Using Assistive Technology with their Infants and Toddlers. The two questions are:
a. What is the child's cognitive ability? What is the child's first language?
b. What is the infant's height? What motivates the infant?
c. What position will the child be in? What movement will the child use?
d. Will the child be mobile? Will the child need an adult present?
4. Jessicah is 22 months old and has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Her primary service provider is an ITDS who works as a member of Jessicah's IFSP team. An occupational therapist and nurse are also on the team. One of the functional outcomes on Jessicah's IFSP is that she will be able to feed herself finger foods in order to participate in family mealtime. Mom realizes this will require increased fine motor stability. Given what you know about Jessicah, the following may be the best option for coaching with mom at this time.
a. suggest that mom try placing Jessicah's favorite food on the table in front of her and hope she will be self-motivated to try to reach it on her own
b. suggest that mom use a gripper bowl which sticks to the table and contains firm food bites that are among Jessicah's favorite foods
c. suggest that mom use a gripper bowl which sticks to the table and contains very soft food bites
d. suggest to mom that given Jessicah's age and disability, it is not likely she will be able to finger feed at this time and this outcome may be unrealistic
5. Motor play behaviors for a 12 month old child, as suggested by Brain Wonders, include all of the following except
a. uses marker on paper
c. climbs stairs
d. threads beads
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