The Children's Progress Throughout the Year

Video Summary

Sandy Pih, an early intervention teacher, discusses the clear progress made by her students over the course of a single school year. She describes that though the children's first week in class is usually difficult, they gradually become acclimated to the classroom environment and with time and consistent treatment, begin to verbalize, play, socially engage and express emotion to others. In the beginning of the year the children may not initiate any social contact but by the end of the year they will be looking for tickles smiling, laughing, and interacting with others.

"At the beginning of the school year when the students are first coming in ... one of the things to be expected is a high level of tantrum behavior...when they first come in, we see alot of headbanging and escape behavior and screaming...these behaviors will last about a week...and then after that week, we see the students adapting more to the class room environment. "
— Sandy Pih, Special Instructor at the Children's Center


    • Emotion
    • flattened affect
    • General Behaviors
    • tantrums
    • screaming
    • Learning
    • classroom strategies
    • preference for structure
    • school readiness skills
    • reading
    • Nonverbal Behaviors Used in Social Interaction
    • eye contact
    • facial expressions
    • Play
    • interest in books
    • Social Interaction
    • spontaneous imitation
    • Social Interaction
    • lack of interest in other children
    • Social Interaction
    • interest in other children
    • Therapies
    • imitation
    • Verbal Communicative Skills
    • receptive language
    • expressive language
    • lack of expressive language

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