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True or False:
Support practice should take into account the culture and context of the family setting.
Positive supports help family members learn how to empower an adult child with a disability to live a more independent life. Any family member can benefit from positive support. Support practice should take into account the culture and context of the family setting. Supports empower families to make changes that will improve quality of life for everyone living in the home.
During Steven’s Personal Futures Planning meeting, his mother didn’t speak at all. Why?
One Personal Futures Planning facilitator was very worried. The person’s mother was not saying anything at all during the Personal Futures Planning meeting. This was a mother that had often been very vocal about her views. The facilitator was concerned that she might be upset. They talked afterward, and the mother assured the facilitator that anger was not the reason she hadn’t said anything. She had been incredibly moved when people in the group shared their dreams and visions for her son. She said, “I was so emotional that I couldn’t talk. I never thought people had those dreams for Steven.”
Early childhood planning refers to education and supports for children up to age ________.
Early childhood planning refers to education and supports for children up to age eight. Mothers, fathers, and other caregivers are a child’s first and most important teachers. A child’s growth during his early years is very important.
True or False:
When positive supports are used to help a whole family or all of the children in an early childhood center, these types of practices increase the social behavior and health of everyone in that setting.
A positive support can address the needs of an infant or toddler by encouraging social skills. In some cases, supports are used to help a whole family or all of the children in an early childhood center. These types of practices increase the social behavior and health of everyone in that setting.
Which person-centered planning process was chosen for the two five-year-olds, Michael and Emily?
Michael uses gestures, sign language, pictures, and some words and phrases to communicate. He has motor planning problems and sensory challenges. Emily was born premature. She has cerebral palsy along with significant sensory and processing challenges. Personal Futures Planning was chosen as a person-centered planning process for these two children as both transitioned into kindergarten.
In planning for Emily and Michael to start school, which of the “Steps to Action” were taken?
There were lots of phone calls, networking, and connecting as part of the “Steps to Action” process in the planning. These collaborative webs were set up beforehand to support the children, their families, and teachers. The webs allowed familiar staff persons to support the children. They allowed knowledgeable persons to support the new staff.
Thanks to the planning process, how does Michael now get to school?
Michael’s mother thought the planning process made a big difference. In particular, Michael now rides the regular school bus to school. His mother had been so scared about Michael riding a bus to school. In the “Steps to Action” process, the team explored this issue with Michael’s mother.
Positive supports can help children to _____________________.
(Mark all that are correct)
Teachers and school staff work hard to prepare students for success. Some teachers and school staff use positive supports to encourage academic progress. Other positive supports help children become more confident, reduce anxiety, or address social and emotional issues.
Which is not one of six-year-old Renee’s goals?
Renee communicated her own dreams at the second meeting. She wanted to stop wearing diapers and wear panties like the other girls. She wanted to learn to walk someday. Tears flowed again as her mom acknowledged that she should have realized that Renee wanted to become toilet trained. It had been easier for mom to keep Renee in diapers. Because of Renee’s disabilities, it was not known if toilet training would be possible. Mom decided that it was time to use training panties regardless of the success of toilet training. Renee is also involved in intensive physical and occupational therapy. Walking independently, probably with the aid of braces, is one of the goals she wants to achieve.
True or False:
Children who have a chance to live in positive social settings where they can learn and grow are more successful later in life.
A child’s growth during his early years is very important. Children who have a chance to live in positive social settings where they can learn and grow are more successful later in life. Positive supports are used to help families and early childhood organizations promote positive social and emotional wellness for children.