The Effects of Foster Care

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Aaron was placed in foster care at the age of 6 months due to his mother's incarceration. He lived with a family that fostered 2 other special needs children until he was placed with a relative at the age of 2.

Using developmental theory, identify some of the following variables that Aaron might have missed while in foster care:

  • Physical
  • Cognitive
  • Emotional
  • Social

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School: UT Austin

Since Aaron lost a significant time in his life for development due to foster care, he may suffer from potential conflicts. Using Piaget's Theory, children from birth to 2 years of age are in the sensorimotor stage of development; they need hands on sensory activities to develop normally. Considering that Aaron is so young and in the foster care system, he may not receive the care he needs. By implementing things like rattles, blocks, or toys with different textures, Aaron could have developed similarly to any other child. Piaget's Cognitive Development Theory can possibly depict what Aaron missed cognitively while in foster care. Piaget's theory states that children lea...

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