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Infant Toddler Development Training
Module 6, Lesson 4

Activity #1

Consider this scenario.

The ITDS is working with Teri who has been diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Teri's cognitive skills indicate that she scores above average for her problem solving approaches, but she is very clumsy and falls a lot. Teri is constantly on the move when she is not confined to bed or in the hospital for broken bones. Ms. J., her mother, is very frightened that Teri will fall and break another bone.

  1. How could the ITDS help design activities to support Teri's cognitive growth while assisting to provide the balance of protection that is needed to help prevent broken bones?
  2. What strategies would you suggest to the team related to Ms. J.'s concerns?

Activity #2

You are the ITDS on the team for Kelly, an 18 month-old toddler, who has been diagnosed with athetoid cerebral palsy. Using your text, DEC Recommended Practices in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, list some of the applications the team could consider for Kelly.

Lesson 4 Highlights

This lesson provided the ITDS with an introduction to infants and toddlers who have neurological and/or orthopedic conditions. Information on how to adapt the developmental evaluation and assessment process was presented. Information to assist the ITDS to individualize the IFSP, the Plan of Care, and a Daily Activity Plan was included. Information on technological supports and community services was reviewed.

References

Batshaw, ML (2002). Children with disabilities, 5th edition. Maryland: Paul H. Brookes.

Jackson, PL, Vessey, JA (2000). Primary care of the child with a chronic condition. 3rd edition Mosby Publishing Co. Chapter 1.

Jones, K.L. (Ed). (1997). Smith's recognizable patterns of human malformation, 5th edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company.

Lilly, C. (2003 – 2004). Text files Pediatric health issues for birth to five: web- enhanced course for the ITDS at the University of South Florida: Grosz & Scott.

Sandall, S., McLean, M.E., Smith, B.J. (Eds.) (2000). DEC Recommended practices in early intervention/early childhood special education. Denver, CO: Division of Early Childhood.

Scott, J. U. (2003 – 2004). Text files Pediatric health issues for birth to five: web- enhanced course for the ITDS at the University of South Florida: Grosz & Scott.

Stremel, K. (2000). Recommended practices in technology applications IN Sandall, S., McLean, M.E., Smith, B.J. (Eds.) (2000). DEC Recommended practices in early intervention/early childhood special education. Denver, CO: Division of Early Childhood.

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