Project #83588 - Virtual Child

Please answer the questions below using the report cards pertaining to the question. My virtual childs name is Marilyn and you can read the reports. based on the information you can add lib about things that are going on with her. 3 reference and 4 pages

  1. Based on the evidence from age 6 and 8 years, how well is your Virtual Child adapting to the school social environment and to the peer group? To what extent does this adaptation seem to depend on personality characteristics that are fairly stable in your Virtual Child, and to what extent does your Virtual Child seem to be developing novel behavior to cope with these new situations? Refer to the text for particular points about the responses of Virtual Children in this age group to the peer group and the school environment. [Scoring: 5 points for an example of adapting to the school social environment and 5 points for an example of peer group adaptation. 10 points for discussing how any of these adaptive responses depend on your Virtual Child’s personality versus novel behavior evoked by the unique demands. 20 points]
  2. How smart is your Virtual Child, and in what areas? Refer back to the summary of multiple intelligences that appeared at age 6 and sections of your text. Find specific evidence regarding your Virtual Child’s verbal, logical-mathematical, spatial, musical and bodily-kinesthetic intelligence from your observations of your own Virtual Child as well as the psychologist’s report at age 8 years, 11 months and explain how it ties in to the material in your text. [Scoring: 5 points for an example illustrating your Virtual Child’s level in four of the five areas of intelligence. 20 points]
  3. Describe some examples of your Virtual Child’s behavior or thinking that you think are due to typical American gender role socialization and explain why you think so, referring to your text regarding gender roles and sex differentiation in behavior. Several examples can be found at ages 6 and 8. How closely does your attitude toward gender roles correspond to typical American attitudes, and if there is a discrepancy, to what do you attribute this (e.g., cultural background, attitudes of your own parents, etc.)? [Scoring: 5 points for each of two examples illustrating gender role socialization and 5 points for discussing evidence from the book about gender roles, and comparing them to your own attitudes. 5 points for giving an example from the program of how you have put your attitudes into play. 20 points]
  4. Describe changes in your Virtual Child’s academic skills between ages 6 and 10 and assess how well these skills are developing. If your Virtual Child has any problems that affect school work, such as dyslexia, ADHD, or low levels of verbal, mathematical/scientific, or spatial ability. Describe these problems and explain what you and the teachers are doing about them. The fifth grade report card (age 10; 11) and the psychologist’s report will be useful for this but you should also incorporate your own observations. What are you doing to help your Virtual Child? If your Virtual Child doesn’t have any academic difficulties, describe what you are going to do to help your Virtual Child do well in math/science and literacy (reading, writing, and communicating). [Scoring: 5 points each for two aspects of academic skills which can include oral language/communication, reading, spelling, writing, understanding of science or social studies and mathematics. 5 points for giving an example of how you are helping in two of these areas. 20 points]
  5. How well is your Virtual Child adapting to social situations in the home and outside the home? Does your Virtual Child have any behavior or emotional problems that have become apparent between 6 and 10 years of age? (Some possibilities include internalizing and externalizing problems, ADHD, and obesity.) Why do you think these problems are occurring and what are you doing about them? [Scoring: 5 points each for providing an example to illustrate how well the Virtual Child is adapting both in the home and outside the home. 5 points for describing a problem or an area in which the Virtual Child needs improvement and 5 points for providing a hypothesized reason or ongoing solution for the problem in each venue. 20 points]

Psychologist's report at age 8:

 

Her scores were in the average to above average range in word reading, reading fluency, phonological awareness and spelling.

 

She was friendly to the examiner and remained calm and cheerful during the IQ and achievement tests even when some of the questions became difficult and frustrating.

 

These were some of Marilyn's scores on the Verbal portion of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (where 7 is one standard deviation below the mean, 10 is the mean and 13 is one standard deviation above the mean): Information (11), Vocabulary (12), Similarities (11), Comprehension (13).

 

Marilyn's scores on the math concepts and math application problems were below average, and the math computation score was slightly below average.

 

Marilyn's scores on tests of visual-spatial ability (spatial rotation, copying of designs, etc.) were above average.

 

The psychologist gave you and the teacher a questionnaire on behavioral and attentional problems, and reported that Marilyn did not have unusual problems with impulsivity, inattentiveness or hyperactivity. She was very focused and maintained concentration throughout the IQ and achievement testing.

 

The psychologist interviews you using a standard set of questions about parenting attitudes. According to your scores, you are above average in warmth and affection toward your child.

Your scores on the parenting questionnaire indicate you are above average in discipline and control toward your child.

Some highlights of the 5th grade report card (the one that is being sent on to middle school with Marilyn's portfolio of writing samples, and standardized test scores) were as follows: Consistently works cooperatively in groups, consistently respects rights and property of others, and consistently demonstrates appropriate peer social interaction. "Demonstrates strength" in all areas of reading, and in spelling and "appropriate for grade level" in writing. In the comments section the teacher wrote: Occasionally Marilyn gets upset during stressful situations inside or outside the classroom, but usually is able to bounce back quickly. "Demonstrates strength" in the areas of speaking and listening and in content knowledge of social studies and science. "Appropriate for grade level" in the areas of mathematical problem solving, understanding of data, number concepts, graphical applications, and arithmetic computation. "Demonstrates strength" in the area of art. "Requires additional support" in the area of music. Consistently works independently, listens attentively, and follows directions and classroom rules.

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Due By (Pacific Time) 09/26/2015 06:00 pm
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