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Chapter 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
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Which of the following statements is true regarding physical development in middle childhood?
By age 10, boys have begun to outpace girls in overall growth rate.
Between ages 6 and 12, children grow an average of ½ to 1 inch per year.
Girls in this age range tend to be slower and weaker, but more coordinated than boys.
Brain development during middle childhood tends to slow, with no remarkable spurts.
Sarah asked John to hand her a spoon from the drawer. "It's in the drawer on your left," she said. Sarah's directions to John indicate her ________.
relative right-left orientation
Which of the following statements is true regarding language development?
Children in middle childhood increase their vocabulary by 10,000 to 15,000 per year.
By the beginning of middle childhood, children can speak persuasively and maintain conversations appropriately and effectively.
Children in middle childhood still have considerable difficulty with tenses in speech.
By age 5 or 6, most children have mastered their basic language skills.
Marcus was bitten by his neighbor's dog. From that experience, Marcus came to the conclusion that strange dogs can be dangerous so he should not try to pet them. Marcus' conclusions demonstrate his ________.
Pigs are animals; hammers are tools. A child who understands this understands the concept known as ________.
Some kinds of information become so ingrained in the long-term memory that recall is very quick -- without the need for short-term memory capacity. This is called ________.
The focus of education in the 6 to 12 year age range is ________.
Tests that are scored based on a comparison to the average test score of a larger sample are called ________ tests.
Musical, naturalist, and intrapersonal are categories of intelligence suggested by ________.
Which of the following is true regarding second- language learners?
Only about half of the children in public schools speak English well enough to function in school
As of 2001, there were nearly 1 million non-English speaking students in U.S. schools.
Bi-lingual education is the required standard in all schools dealing with LEP students.
Almost half of U.S. classrooms have at least one LEP student.
The tendency to focus on the details of a task is called ________.
a differential style
an educational style
an analytical style
a relational style
When members of a culture value group progress over individual progress, we refer to their culture as being ________.
According to research studies, North Americans believe in ________ ability, while Asians tend to believe ________.
collective; in individualism
developed; innate traits are unchangeable
culture related; natural ability cannot be altered
innate; hard work improves ability
Which of the following is the most common reason for a child to be receiving special education services?
Two growth spurts that occur in the brain during middle childhood occur in the cerebral cortex.
Obesity is the most serious long-term health risk in middle childhood.
Decentration is thinking that cannot take multiple variables into account.
The basis for cognitive development is thought to be the increases in processing efficiency that occur with age.
Mathematical/spatial intelligence is one of three types of intelligence suggested by Sternberg.
Every school has an
that effects its students.
Micayla does not like to get stuck in the details. She prefers to focus on the "big picture." Micayla uses a relational style.
Technically, dyslexia is a complete absence of the ability to read.
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