Assignment
Exceptional Children
Directions: Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your responses should total eight (8) double spaced pages in length.
Part 1

Discuss the following concepts and provide an example for each as it relates to the developmental-behavioral approach.

1. Negative reinforcement
2. Intrinsic reinforcement
3. Positive reinforcement
4. Natural and logical consequences
5. Withdrawing or withholding reinforcement
6. Incompatible behaviors
7. Catch the child being good
8. Reminders, redirection, reprimands
9. Sit and watch
10. Time-out

Part 2

In order to acknowledge and understand the diversity of childrearing beliefs and practices among families, you must first acknowledge and understand your own beliefs and practices about childrearing. Exploring and analyzing your own history and its effects on your behavior may assist you in creating a better understanding and compassion for the families with which you are entrusted to support. Please review the section on Cultural Models and Child-Rearing Practices (pages 75–78) and write a 2-page reflection essay discussing your own child-rearing beliefs and practices and how these beliefs might influence your work with diverse families.
Discuss how these topics do or do not influence you today and how they might have an effect on your work with diverse families. Stay focused on relevant information concerning the implications for your work with young children and their families.

• History: family history of ethnic origin, language (s), geography, and immigration
• Growing up: where you grew up, pattern of movement or stability, and your family of origin structure
• Your current family or living structure
• Values of independence or interdependence
• Discipline approaches
• Attitudes toward disability
• Influence of racism
• Family structure
• Parents’ roles
• Caregiver-child communication
• Medical practices

Part 3

Using the information in Chapter 10, you will compare and contrast three (3) inclusion models by filling out the Inclusion Support Model Chart (see below). For each model, your will describe the key elements and distinctive characteristics, examine the advantages and challenges, and discuss the resources needed to implement each model.

One-To-One Assistant Itinerant Consultation Coteaching
Key elements and distinctive characteristics of model
Advantages
Challenges
Resources needed to implement the model

Part 4

Next, assume you have been hired by a school district to provide inclusion support to children with disabilities, ages 3–5. Write a two-page reflection essay on which inclusion model you might like to try and why. Discuss what it might look like and what skills you might need to acquire or already have that might help the model develop successfully—keep in mind that there is no one right inclusion model. There are a variety of ways to accomplish inclusion. The choice of models depends on the needs of the child, family, staff, and resources of the program.
Grading Rubric

Please refer to the rubric below for the grading criteria for this assignment.

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