ECS 570 Full Course Discussions GCU
ECS 570 Topic 1 DQ 1
After reading about how oral language is developed in the early years, identify one strategy to develop oral language. Reflect on that strategy and how it supports the development of language in young children. Then describe how you will implement the use of this strategy within your classroom to increase the development of oral communication.
ECS 570 Topic 1 DQ 2
There are many things that affect a child’s oral communication development. Discuss the importance of family influences on a child’s oral communication development. Reflect on this and how you, as an early childhood teacher, can educate parents on their role in their child’s oral communication development.
ECS 570 Topic 2 DQ 1
A teacher is required to understand child development. Why is understanding the typical patterns of speech development relevant to an early childhood educator? Explain how this knowledge will be used as you develop your lesson plans in the classroom.
ECS 570 Topic 2 DQ 2
Children’s literature can be used to foster a child’s early speech development. Name two children’s books you could use in your classroom to build a child’s articulation skills and language development. Describe how the books you reference can enhance your instruction in these areas.
ECS 570 Topic 3 DQ 1
Describe a game you could use in your early childhood class to facilitate the development of articulation skills. Discuss in what ways you would use this game, and how it encourages development of articulation skills.
ECS 570 Topic 3 DQ 2
A child’s speech development affects his or her emergent literacy skills. Discuss the importance of exposure to language-rich activities in the early years and their effects on emerging literacy and becoming readers.
ECS 570 Topic 4 DQ 1
As with all things, teachers and students may face challenges when utilizing assistive technology in the classroom. Discuss challenges one might face when assistive technology is used, and how you as the teacher will handle such situations.
ECS 570 Topic 4 DQ 2
After reading “Emerging Literacy through Assistive Technology’” reflect on the importance of pictures and picture schedules for children who are non-verbal or limited in their speech. Describe how picture schedules can be used at school. Discuss other settings to which this skill can be transferred.
ECS 570 Topic 5 DQ 1
Identify a local resource center and how it could be beneficial to a child with special needs, as well as to his or her family. Based on the information that you gathered, what do you consider to be the most valuable service offered through the center? Please explain your reasoning.
ECS 570 Topic 5 DQ 2
Special education services are funded through different sources and agencies. Describe services available for children in three different age groups: Birth-3, 3-5, and 5-8. Which age group has the most access to services and discuss why you think it is that way.
ECS 570 Topic 6 DQ 1
Over the years, there has been much discussion about the best order in which to introduce young children to letters and letter sounds. What do you feel is the best order in which to introduce letters in the classroom and why?
ECS 570 Topic 6 DQ 2
How can environmental print be used to build pre-reading skills? Give an example of an environmental print and your proposed plan to use it.
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