Seeing Young Children A Guide to Observing and Recording Behavior

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-09
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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Seeing Young Children is an extensive guide to observing and recording the behavior of children from birth, through age eight. General guidelines for observing children and how to interpret observations, the implementation of findings, and ongoing evaluation are included. Detailed discussions of nine recording techniques or instruments, and the advantages and disadvantages of each are covered. Observation exercises are found throughout to test skills. Specific by age group, each chapter provides readers with observation objectives, instructions as to procedure, and background information on many functional areas.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 3
An Introduction to Growth and Developmentp. 19
General Guidelines for Observing Childrenp. 55
Methods, Behavior, Plans, and Contextsp. 93
An Introduction to Observation and Recording Methodsp. 101
Narrative Descriptionsp. 109
Time Samplingp. 130
Event Samplingp. 154
Diary Descriptionp. 166
Anecdotal Recordsp. 177
Frequency Counts or Duration Recordsp. 188
Checklists and Rating Scalesp. 197
Interpretation of Observations, Implementation of Findings, and Ongoing Evaluationp. 230
Observing the Newborn: Birth to One Monthp. 257
Observing the Infant: 1 to 24 Monthsp. 284
Observing the Young Child: Ages Two through Fivep. 338
The School-Age Years: The Six-Year-Old Childp. 396
The School-Age Years: The Seven- and Eight-Year-Old Childp. 434
Developmental Checklistsp. 465
Social-Emotional Checklistp. 471
Areas for Notice in Observing an Individual Childp. 473
Emotional Dependency Behavior: Time Samples Procedurep. 475
Observation Record (Social Skills)p. 477
Observational Recordsp. 478
Summary of Piaget's First Two Stages of Cognitive Developmentp. 480
Havighurst's Developmental Tasks - Infancy through Middle-Childhoodp. 481
Glossaryp. 482
Referencesp. 493
Annotated Bibliographyp. 498
Indexp. 500
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