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Seeing Young Children A Guide to Observing and Recording Behavior

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ISBN-10: 1401865569

ISBN-13: 9781401865566

Edition: 5th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Warren R. Bentzen

List price: $106.95
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Seeing Young Children is an extensive guide to observing and recording behavior in children from birth through age eight. It begins by addressing the basic meaning of observation and why it is so important. This includes a discussion of the theoretical and practical aspects of observing and recording behavior. Detailed information on development, behavior and functioning in children in this age group enables parents and professionals to make meaningful observation, recordings, and evaluations. A large portion of the book concentrates on in-depth reviews of recording techniques and instruments, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. Finally, the last five chapters offer a…    
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Book details

List price: $106.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 6/18/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584

Warren Bentzen is a retired Associate Professor from Plattsburgh State University College of New York.

Preface
Overview
Introduction
Observation: Some Preliminary Thoughts
Observation and Theory
You and the Observation Process
An Introduction to Growth and Development
Growth and Development: Some General Considerations
Development: Some Basic Meanings and Concepts
Development: Some Theoretical Considerations
Developmental Theories: A General Overview
Explanations or Interpretation of Growth and Development: The Practical Side to Observing Behavior
General Guidelines for Observing Children
Preparation for Observing
Group or Individual Observation
Group Components
Some Approaches to Group Observation
The Elements of Observation
Introduction and Preparation
Methods, Behavior, Plans, and Contexts
How to Do It: Some Preliminary Thoughts and Cautions
An Introduction to Observation and Recording Methods
Methods of Observing and Recording Behavior: Some General Characteristics
Narrative Descriptions
General Description
Time Sampling
General Description
Event Sampling
General Description
Diary Description
General Description
The Diary Description and the Case Study--A Brief Comparison
Anecdotal Records
General Description
Frequency Counts or Duration Records
General Description
Checklists and Rating Scales
General Description
Rating Scales: General Description
Videotaping and Audiotaping as Observation Tools?
Application: Recording Methods in Action
Interpretation of Observations, Implementation of Findings, and Ongoing Evaluation
Interpretation of Observations
Dealing with Observation and Interpretation in a Multicultural Setting
Implementation of Findings
Observation Exercises
Introduction and Preparation
Observing the Newborn: Birth to One Month
Physical Characteristics of the Newborn
Infant States and Responsiveness to Stimulation
Individual Differences and the Newborn
Motor Responses of the Newborn
Perceptual Responses of the Newborn
Emotional Functioning of the Newborn
Observing the Infant: One to 24 Months
Introduction
Physical Characteristics and Motor Abilities of the Infant/Toddler (One to 24 Months)
Social Behavior of The Infant (One to 24 Months)
Cognitive and Language Behavior of the Infant (One to 24 Months)
Emotional Development and Behavior in the Infant (Two to 18 Months)
The Young Child: Ages Two through Five
Introduction
The Preschool Child in the Physical Environment
Physical Growth and Motor Functioning
Cognitive and Intellectual Development and Behavior
Language Development
Piaget's and Vygotsky's Views on Children's Private Speech: A Brief Comparison and Overview
Play
Emotional Behavior
Social Development and Peer Interactions
Middle Childhood-The School-Age Years
Introduction and Preparation
The School-Age Years: The Six-Year-Old Child
Physical Growth and Motor Functioning
Cognitive and Intellectual Development and Behavior
Language
Social and Emotional Development
Physical Growth and Motor Functioning
Cognitive and Intellectual Development and Behavior
Language
Social and Emotional Development
The School-Age Years: The Seven- and Eight-Year-Old Child
Physical Growth and Motor Development
Cognitive and Intellectual Development and Behavior
Language
Social and Emotional Behavior
Physical and Motor Skills
Cognitive and Intellectual Development and Behavior
Language
Social and Emotional Development and Behavior
Epilogue
Developmental Checklists
Social-Emotional Checklist
Areas for Notice in Observing an Individual Child
Emotional Dependency Behavior: Time Sample Procedure
Observation Record (Social Skills)
Observational Records
Summary of Piaget's First Two Stages of Cognitive Development
Havighurst's Developmental Tasks-Infancy through Middle-Childhood
Glossary
References
Annotated Bibliography
Index