Read the practice scenario located above this quiz box. You will then prepare the results of your assessment, which must include specific course content. Your grade will depend on the degree to which you include 1) course concepts by name. 2) accurate description of the concepts as well as the 3)”so what” about the content (i.e., why does this matter?).
For ex., if the scenario described a child that is smiling with open eyes, then you might write something like, “The child is exhibiting an engagement cue (specifically named concept), which is a signal that tells the caregiver that the baby is ready to engage in interactions (description).

The baby’s cues are clear, making them easily readable by a caregiver. This is important because interactions between a child and caregiver are important, particularly serve and return interactions, which are reciprocal interactions, for the building of the baby’s brain. If these interactions do not happen enough, then the baby’s brain development will be negatively affected, the baby’s stress response system will be over activated, which causes health and emotional distress, and the baby will be at risk for future issues with emotions, behaviors, and cognitive capacity (so what).

For this assignment, you should be able to answer this completely in 2-3 paragraphs. You can focus on the power points and Slade et al. reading. (The Perry and Cohen Konrad readings will be used in future assignments, so keep reading those). I suggest that you read the scenario, re-read the PowerPoints and skim the article again, and then apply the concepts that you see as applicable to the scenario. I wrote the scenario with 7 specific concepts in mind, although there are certainly other that apply. Since this is a “baby in context” kind of class, be sure that you are including information about baby/children, caregivers, environment, etc.

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