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Engagement in Children vs. Adults

Understanding Success in Children, Adults, & Individuals with Cognitive Impairments

Engagement in Children vs. Adults

Most people believe that there is a difference between adult and child engagement, but there are many areas that overlap. You will notice that both age groups pay attention, listen, ask questions, respond to your questions, follow requests (such as participating in activities), and react (usually with emotion such as laughter, crying, shouting etc.). Many times, engagement is seen in how well the audience interacts with each other should the activity require interacting with other audience members while performing, exploring, explaining, and experimenting. However, there are some key differences despite the similarities. 

Understanding Success in Children, Adults, & Individuals with Cognitive Impairments

Educational success varies, looks different across individuals, and is measured very broadly. There are several tools in the educational field to measure success, however, because you will not have time for these tools, below are a few ways that will inform you as to whether your audience member(s) is/are learning from your activities.



Individuals with Cognitive Impairments

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Gilma M. Somarriba

B.A. in Psychology Florida International University

M.S. in Educational Psychology/Learning & Cognition with a specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorder Florida State University

Registered Behavior Therapist licensed by Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)