Consider the following case study: You are a human service professional working with a single mother with three young children. She was recently evicted and has been living in her car and her children have not been attending school. a. Do you 1) refer her to child protective services with the recommendation that her children be taken into protective custody until she gets back on her feet, or 2) work with her in obtaining services so that she can regain stability without having her children removed? b. When explaining your chosen course of action discuss what variables might cause you to choose one or the other options? Be sure to include how would you assess the mental health and risk factors (including substance use)? Rate your interest in working with children on a scale of 1-10, stating one positive and one negative. Then, go to www.ted.com. Ted talks are well known for providing information on a wide variety of topics – all in around 18 minutes. Conduct a search for talks dealing with a childhood issue of your choice. This could be anything from learning disabilities, to mental health issues, to substance use, to foster care – anything concerning an issue which interests you and involves children (not teens – we study adolescents in the next module). Choose two of the talks and provide a summary of each, commenting on the history of the subject. Be sure to include links so others can view the videos. What three things did you learn from these videos, and how did it change the way you view the issue?
Upon completion of this Assignment, students will be able to learn the highlighted. 1. Identify basic theoretical issues related to second language acquisition and bilingualism in childhood within a social and cultural context that inhibits or supports multilingual abilities. Recognize the social, emotional, and cognitive benefits of bilingualism. 2. Collect or select a speech sample; transcribe, code and analyze a speech sample produced by children learning English as a second language or two languages simultaneously in childhood. Students in this course will apply the concepts of this course to one child’s speech. 3. Describe the stages of learning a second language or two languages in childhood and differentiate between the psychological, socio-cultural and linguistic factors that influence such learning. 4. Assess the degree of second language learning and be introduced to concepts related to language delays in bilingual children. 5. Utilize effective APA writing and oral presentation skills to present findings of research case study on one child acquiring a second language. Instructions for Assignment 2: 1. Assignment 2 = 15 points – Simultaneous and Sequential Bilingual Acquisition 2. APA Format 1. Introduction: Define Sequential Bilingual Language Acquisition and Simultaneous Bilingual Language Acquisition. Describe the characteristics of each group and the key concepts that distinguish bilingual learners who are simultaneous or who are sequential. Describe the heterogenous population of English Learners in California or in the United States and 2. Compare and contrast, describe, provide statistics if available, about Simultaneous language acquisition and Sequential Language Acquisition. Include the key concepts and terminology of Sequential and Simultaneous learners. 3. What do the theorists say about simultaneous or sequential bilingual learning? 4. What does the research say about Sequential and Simultaneous Bilingual acquisition? Utilize 3 to 5 Research articles and resources to support discussion and description of these terms. Provide examples from the transcript of the recorded speech and cite utterances ; For example, if you make a statement like “the child appears to be experiencing attrition”, then you must tell the specific number of an utterance to demonstrate your point as well as research to demonstrate or describe Attrition. 3. Conclusion: 1 paragraph summary. Key Terms and Concepts that might be included in a paper: Attrition; passive bilingualism; domains of language (ie Listening; Speaking; Reading; Writing) Code Switching; Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) Basic Inter-Communicative Skills (BICS); Interdependent Hypothesis; Transfer; Transfer influence (transfer error) Translanguaging; Underlying Proficiency; Surface features of a language; Common Underlying Proficiency; And any other terms from Weeks 1 – 7
This assignment should be written as a memo. Read the following scenario and complete the discussion questions that follow the scenario. In addition to responding to the questions, you will write a memo proposing a youth counseling program to the executive director. Scenario: After School Counts is a not-for-profit organization in a large urban city. The mission of the organization is to provide services for underserved youth in the community. Services currently include an afterschool program, Saturday arts and sports activities, and academic tutoring. Juan, Coordinator for New Programs, has been asked by his supervisor to start a counseling program for youth in the neighborhood. Juan has a background in youth counseling, but is not quite sure how to organize such a program. Members of After School Counts are: Natasha: She has been with the organization for 7 years and serves as the Executive Director. She has a Master’s degree in Child Psychology and has lived in the community for 10 years. Previously, she worked in a local middle school as a youth guidance counselor. Juan: He has been with the organization for 4 years and serves as the Coordinator for New Programs. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and has lived in the community for 11 years. Previously, he worked as a youth counselor for an alternative high school in the community. Ahmed: He has been with the organization for 8 years and serves as Supervisor for the academic tutoring programs. He has a Master’s degree in Psychology and has lived in the community for 12 years. Previously, he had a private practice working with adult anger management issues. Maria: She has been with the organization for 10 years and serves as a grant writer. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and has lived in the community for 3 years. Previously, she was an admissions counselor for a local community college. Questions for written response: Assess what you believe is the key problem presented in the scenario. Using examples from the case above, discuss the steps you would take to organize the youth program. What suggestions do you have for Juan for setting up the program? There is funding available for the program, but a formal document must be submitted to get the money. Provide a 2–3 paragraph memo to the Executive Director which describes the following: -Overview of the program -Ways it will serve youth in community -Why After School Counts should offer such a program
For the A paper (comparison/contrast) you may choose a topic and argue both sides. Read pages 143-168 of your textbook (red or blue) for guidance. Do not use first or second person in this essay Paper Format: • Paragraph 1: Introduce your subject and general criteria. Underline your thesis statement. • Paragraphs 2-4: Briefly define topic. Give specific examples of how your subject measures up to the topic. • Paragraph 5: Sum up and repeat your thesis