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6.1: Introduction to Middle Childhood
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- Describe physical growth during middle childhood.
- Prepare recommendations to avoid health risks in school-aged children.
- Describe recognized examples of concrete operational intelligence.
- Define conservation, reversibility, and identity in concrete operational intelligence.
- Explain information processing theory of memory.
- Characterize language development in middle childhood.
- Compare preconventional, conventional, and postconventional moral development.
- Define learning disability and describe dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
- Evaluate the impact of labeling on children’s self-concept and social relationships.
- Explain the rationale for identifying childhood conditions as spectrum disorders.
- Explain the controversy over the use of standardized testing in schools.
- Compare Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences and Sternberg’s triarchic theory of intelligence.
- Compare aptitude and achievement tests.
- Apply the ecological systems model to explore children’s experiences in schools.
- Examine social relationships in middle childhood.
- Characterized the incidence and impact of sexual abuse in middle childhood.
- Analyze the impact of family structure on children’s development.
- Describe the developmental stages of stepfamilies.