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Bowers, Susan P.

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B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Legacy Department

School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences


This project was designed to examine and research children from kindergarten to third grade. The focus of the research was on children's developmental domains, guidance techniques, and theory. The purpose of this project was to create a training manual that informs the reader on how to work with school-aged children. The manual gives vital information on each developmental domain of school-aged children, how communicate with children and families based on research and theory, guidance techniques, needs of children with chronic diseases, first aid information, nutrition, and DCFS rules and regulations. The final project is a complete manual on working with school-aged children. This manual can be used for volunteers that have limited knowledge of school-aged children at schools and hospitals, first year teachers, and any after school program for school-aged children. This project is important because this information is vital in working with school-aged children. It is necessary to understand the difference in guiding school-aged children versus infants and toddlers. There is often a misconception on the competencies of school-aged children. This manual lays out specific developmental skills that are formed during school-aged years. This manual also explains professionalism in communicating with children and families. Lastly, this manual explains what being a mandated reporter is under DCFS guidelines. This information is significant for anyone working with children. The information presented was taken from theory and evidence based research articles. The articles and the theories have been published or reviewed by peers in the field. This ensures the creditability of the information.


Includes bibliographical references.||White text on black background.


29 unnumbered pages




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