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Ch 4: OAE Early Childhood Education: Child Health & Safety

About This Chapter

Child health and safety is a critical consideration for all early childhood educators. Our expert instructors can help you prepare for questions related to health and safety on the OAE Early Childhood Education test.

OAE Early Childhood Education: Child Health & Safety - Chapter Summary

In this collection of video lessons, we discuss antibiotics, children with sensory challenges, general nutrition and many more topics relevant to child health and safety. Additional subjects include:

  • Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
  • Social functioning delays in children
  • Children with physical disabilities
  • How the five senses develop in infants

This chapter was designed by world-class teachers with in-depth knowledge of early childhood education and the OAE tests. You'll have access to video lectures, transcripts of each lesson and short quizzes that help ensure you know the material. Our instructors are always available, so feel free to ask questions at any time.

Objectives of the OAE Early Childhood Education: Child Health & Safety Chapter

The OAE Early Childhood Education exam consists of four main knowledge domains. The largest of those domains, Learning Across the Curriculum, includes questions on child health and safety. This chapter is specifically tailored to prepare you for those kinds of questions.

The computer-based OAE Early Child Education test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions that must be answered within three hours. To qualify for the Early Childhood Education teaching credential, you'll need a score of 220 or higher. You'll know whether or not you passed immediately following completion of the exam. You can register for the test throughout the year, though be advised that registration is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

9 Lessons in Chapter 4: OAE Early Childhood Education: Child Health & Safety
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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.

Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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.

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