Observing and Understanding Child Development A Child Study Manual

ISBN-10: 1418015369

ISBN-13: 9781418015367

Edition: 2007

Authors: Abbe Kovacik, Debra Ahola

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Observing and Understanding Child Development: A Child Study Manual is a text designed to help students and practitioners alike learn how to gather and interpret data to gain insight into child development. It covers observation, developmental domains including patterns of development, child development theory, and communication. It features a unique and vitally important chapter on art, music, and movement development, and also covers special needs children in every chapter. Combined with many wonderful activities and a CD-ROM that includes guided observations via streaming video, this book will move the reader through theory to application, and will remain a timely and important resource that can referenced again and again. This vital resource is also the perfect reference for the practicing professional and the dedicated parent.
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Book details

List price: $56.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 4/28/2006
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 336
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Preface
Unlocking the Door: The Keys to Observation
Observation
Chapter Objectives
Child Study Objectives
Introduction to Observation
Watching vs. Observing
Why Observe?
Systematic Observation
The Nature of Observation
Observation Etiquette
Take the First Step
Of Special Interest-Assessing Children with Special Needs
Questions to Consider
References
Anecdotal Records
Chapter Objectives
Child Study Objectives
Introduction to Anecdotal Recording
The Nature of an Anecdotal Record
The Advantages of Using Anecdotal Records
Writing the Anecdotal Record: Just the Facts
The Running Record
Of Special Interest-Using Anecdotal Records to Assess Children with Special Needs and Identify Appropriate Interventions
Questions to Consider
References
Checklists and Rating Scales
Chapter Objectives
Child Study Objectives
Overview of Checklists and Rating Scales
How to Use Checklists and Rating Scales
Creating a Checklist or Rating Scale
Of Special Interest-Checklists and Rating Scales for Children with Special Needs
Questions to Consider
References
Structured Observation
Chapter Objectives
Child Study Objectives
Introduction to Structured Observation
Conducting a Structured Observation
Building Rapport with Children
Ethics of Conducting Structured Observations
Of Special Interest-Functional Behavior Assessment
Questions to Consider
References
Visual Documentation
Chapter Objectives
Child Study Objectives
Introduction to Visual Documentation
Purpose of Visual Documentation
Reggio Emilia Educational Approach
Advantages of Visual Documentation
Developmental Significance of Children's Samples
Gathering Visual Documentation
Of Special Interest-Children At Risk and Art Therapy
Questions to Consider
References
Parent Questionnaire and Background Information
Chapter Objectives
Child Study Objectives
Introduction to Family Involvement in the Assessment Process
The Scope of Parent Questionnaires
Designing Quality Questionnaires
Gathering Background Information
Of Special Interest-Developing Goals and Objectives According to Family Needs
Questions to Consider
References
Understanding Child Development: Developmental Concepts and Sequences
Physical and Motor Development
Chapter Objectives
Child Study Objectives
Introduction to Physical and Motor Development
Brain Development
Concepts of Physical Growth and Development
Concepts of Motor Development
Of Special Interest-Sensory Integration Dysfunction/Sensory Processing Disorder
Questions to Consider
References
Cognitive Development
Chapter Objectives
Child Study Objectives
Introduction to Cognitive Development
Brain Development: Synaptic Proliferation
Concepts of Cognitive Development
Of Special Interest-Symbolic Play in Children with Developmental Delays
Questions to Consider
References
Social Development
Chapter Objectives
Child Study Objectives
Introduction to Social Development
Brain Concepts Relevant to Social Development
Concepts of Social Development
Of Special Interest-Attachment Disorders
Questions to Consider
References
Emotional Development
Chapter Objectives
Child Study Objectives
Introduction to Emotional Development
Brain Development Concepts: The Relationship between Trauma and Use-Dependent Development
The Components of Emotional Development
Introduction to Sense of Self
Of Special Interest-Anxiety Disorders
Questions to Consider
References
Language and Literacy Development
Chapter Objectives
Child Study Objectives
Introduction to the Language Domain
Brain Development and Language
Modes of Language
Development of Grammar
Components of Language
Introduction to Literacy
Introduction to Writing
Introduction to Reading
Of Special Interest-Dyslexia
Questions to Consider
References
The Creative Arts (By Mark Ahola)
Chapter Objectives
Child Study Objectives
Brain Development: The Mozart Effect
Introduction to Creativity
Introduction to Art and Music Development
Drawing Development
Music Development
Of Special Interest-The Child Who Is Artistically Gifted
Questions to Consider
References
Interpreting Observations: Theoretical Perspectives
Cognitive and Language Theory
Chapter Objectives
Child Study Objectives
Introduction to Theories of Child Development
Piaget's Cognitive-Developmental Theory
Montessori's Philosophy
Vygotsky's Social-Historical Theory
Skinner's Behaviorist Theory
Bandura's Social Learning Theory
Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Chomsky's Nativist Theory of Language
Questions to Consider
References
Social, Emotional, and Creativity Theory
Chapter Objectives
Child Study Objectives
Introduction to Theories of Social and Emotional Development
Erikson's Psychosocial Theory
Greenspan's Theory of Emotional Development
Maslow's Hierarchical Theory of Development
Csikszentmihalyi's Theory of Creativity
Questions to Consider
References
Putting It All Together
Writing the Reports
Chapter Objectives
Child Study Objectives
Overview Of the Summary Reports
Preparing to Write the Reports
Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory
Designing the Report
Organization
Questions to Consider
References
Preparing and Presenting the Child Study
Chapter Objectives
Child Study Objectives
Introduction to Organization
Steps in Organizing the Child Study
Questions to Consider
Index
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