Ch 3: Health & Safety for Young Children

About This Chapter

Review information in this chapter about a number of important health and safety considerations for children. Allergies and asthma are among the numerous topics that you can refresh your memory on in video and text lessons.

Health & Safety for Young Children - Chapter Summary

This chapter covers physical as well as emotional and cognitive issues that influence health and safety in young children. You'll be able to ensure that your knowledge is up-to-date on autism and Asperger's syndrome as you're going through the chapter. Cognitive and social functioning delays are also included for your review. While exploring the remainder of the chapter, you will be able to establish your familiarity with the following:

  • Chronic illnesses and physical disabilities
  • Educating students with special needs
  • Adapted teaching for individuals with sensory limitations
  • Perceptual development of infants
  • Antibiotics and vaccines
  • Nutrition and obesity in childhood
  • Effects of toxicants on children

Video tags allow you to easily find any segments that you'd like to watch again before leaving the chapter. Some of the key terms in this chapter are linked to additional text lessons that are readily available for extra review. To confirm your knowledge of the topics, complete the short practice quizzes that accompany each chapter lesson.

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: Health & Safety for Young Children
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Nutrition, Health, and Safety in Early Childhood

1. Nutrition, Health, and Safety in Early Childhood

As children grow and develop, so do threats to their health. From nutrition and childhood obesity to accidents, this lesson will explore the issues that face children in early childhood and what parents can do to deal with them.

Infant Perceptual Development and the Five Senses

2. Infant Perceptual Development and the Five Senses

What is habituation and how does it affect perceptual development in an infant? Learn the answer to this question and more as this lesson explores sensory development in infants.

Antibiotics and Vaccines

3. Antibiotics and Vaccines

Do you know why children must get regularly vaccinated? Have you ever wondered how an antibiotic works and why they are so widely prescribed? If so, this lesson will help you to understand how changes in medicine have almost eliminated several deadly diseases and added decades to the average person's lifespan.

Allergies and Asthma: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

4. Allergies and Asthma: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

This lesson explores the meaning of allergies and asthma and how they may interact with one another at the same time. You'll learn about allergic rhinitis, intrinsic asthma and extrinsic asthma as well as the signs, symptoms, and treatment options of each.

Toxicants and Children: Why Children Are More Susceptible

5. Toxicants and Children: Why Children Are More Susceptible

Despite their small size, children are more susceptible to environmental toxicants. In this video lesson, you will learn why toxicants often have greater effects on children than adults.

Chronic Illness & Physical Disabilities: Effects on Human Development

6. Chronic Illness & Physical Disabilities: Effects on Human Development

What are chronic illnesses and physical disabilities? How do these conditions impact both the individual and society? Learn the answers to these questions in this lesson and test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

Educating Students with Special Needs

7. Educating Students with Special Needs

In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.

Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome

8. Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome

If you have never met a person with Asperger syndrome, you might wonder how they differ from you. In this lesson, we'll explore the behaviors common to people with Asperger and other autism spectrum disorders.

Cognitive & Social Functioning Delays: Adapting Instruction for Learners

9. Cognitive & Social Functioning Delays: Adapting Instruction for Learners

When growing up, keeping pace with your classmates can be difficult, but for some it's much harder than others. In this lesson we will explore cognitive and social developmental milestones in terms of the developmental delays that affect school-age children.

Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

10. Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

In this lesson, we will discuss the general characteristics of children with sensory dysfunction and how teachers can adapt the classroom environment to accommodate these students.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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