Guided Growth book club with Dr. Ira J. Chasnoff.
Topic: Chapter 2: Understanding the Misunderstood: Factors Affecting a Child's Behavior and Readiness to Learn
Synopsis: Development often is conceptualized as occurring along multiple trajectories, with each trajectory signifying a different domain or area of development, including cognitive, emotional, social, interpersonal, and motor. Often a child may be on a healthy trajectory in one domain but on a less than optimal trajectory in another. These trajectories are assumed to be linear and continuous, unless something occurs to redirect the pathway. The goal for parents and teachers is to affect the trajectory in a positive way, so less optimal pathways are impeded and the child’s long-term trajectories are modified in a normal and healthy direction.