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Risk Factors and Developmental Delays

There are many risk factors for children prior to birth and during early development through infancy and toddler years. Often, children with many risk factors (such as poverty and poor access to health care) suffer from one or more developmental delays. To prevent these delays, children with many risk factors are placed in early intervention services to help identify and prevent delays.

Using the risk factors create a one paragraph scenario that states the age of a child, his or her gender, and some risk factors. Then, read your classmates scenarios and suggest some early interventions that can be used to reduce the risks that are listed. Make sure to explain how identifying individual risk factors can help in creating an individualized intervention plan.

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Johnny's mother smoked all during her pregnancy with him. She smoked prior to conceiving him, and saw no reason why she should quit. She felt that smoking helped her cope with the stresses in her life. When Johnny was born, he was small, and ...

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A scenario about risk factors and developmental delays in a child.