The Child Observational-Rating Assignment and Report (20%)
INSTRUCTIONS: (CHOSE 1 OPTION)
1. Complete the ELORS rating scale over a two week period with a child aged between Three(3) and five(5) years of age and submit a report (800 words).
2. Complete the Child Temperament Rating Scale with a Child under the Age of Three(3) and their Mother/parent and submit a report (800 words).
3. Complete the Child Behavior Checklist on a Child Aged 6-18 over a two week period and submit a report (800 words).
Submit the completed rating scales with the report (structure of the report below) on the child with any notes. Title the work “Child Observation/Rating Scale Assignment Report” along with your name, your student ID. Submit in the assessments section of BBL.
The Due Date for the Child Observation Report Notes is 25th of April by 11:59 PM.
CHILD OBSERVATION AND REPORT PROCESS AND DESCRIPTION:
You are to take the role of an observer/rater spending a minimum at least 120 minutes observing each child, recording your observation notes, and using rating scales for your report. You may also interview a parent about their child. Observation ideas/elements are presented at the end of this assignment as an appendix for your use to assure strong, observational and rating experiences. Review the child development information in your course, textbook, developmental checklists posted on BBL or from other reliable academic resources.
Sites for observations: You may use the following sites for observing your children for this assignment: child’s home, your home, a relative’s home. Students should not observe children in a public setting that they do not know.
Process and Format for Completing Each of the Reports
The process for observing involves the following:
· Make a series of appointments to observe/rate the child, even if you are going somewhere that is familiar. Everyone involved should be informed as to your purpose in the observation. It may be required that you obtain written permission from a parent to observe the child. Check this ahead of time with the tutor and/or the parent. You will be changing the child’s name and the names any other children in the observation, or you may use their initials.
· You do not need to interact with the child to do the observation. Be careful if you know the child. This relationship often interferes with objectivity. If you are observing a child you are acquainted with, or know well, plan to be objective and to stay less emotionally attached than you might normally behave. You should only write about the behaviors you observed in the observation and not about other times you spent with the child.
· Have your note paper set up ahead of time and plan your observation activities so you know what you will do when you arrive to observe. Plan for all the supplies you need (i.e., paper, pencil(s), props to help child with play, if needed, etc.). If you are observing a child you do not know in a child care setting, you can observe the child without interacting with them. You should follow the direction of the staff at the child care center about how you should interact with the child during the observation time.
· You will need to write the observation/rating notes using objective statements.The observation notes are used to identify the behaviors and the domains of development discussed in the observation report. Students should not write about any behaviors that were not observed during the observation time. Do not include any subjective statements i.e. child was angry, happy, sad and do not include your interpretations of the child’s behavior and development. The notes should be written in complete sentences from the notes taken during the observation time. Use details and be descriptive in your writing so the child’s actions, behaviors, and activities are clear to the reader. Be careful to identify elements/phenomena that might be ‘out of the normal range of development’. Students should complete the observation notes form that includes the information about the child and the setting etc.
Format for the Observation Report:
The format for the report is discussed in detail below and you should follow this process for writing the report.
· Use your notes and the scales to write your report in complete sentences.
The Child Observation Report/Scales has seven sections. The sections are clearly explained below. Using the observation report structure follow the topic section headings in the report to ensure that you write all in this report.
The Seven Areas are:
1. Introduction – should contain biographical data of the child, location (at home/school etc), amount of observations/ratings dates, times), type of observation/rating (interview with parents/carers, silent observation, interaction with the child etc). i.e what you did.
2. Social – based on your ratings this section should contain a description of your findings based on your rating instrument. You should provide at least two examples of the child behavior/or what the child did here
3. Emotional – based on your ratings this section should contain a description of your findings based on your rating instrument. You should provide at least two examples of the child behavior/or what the child did here.
4. Cognitive – based on your ratings this section should contain a description of your findings based on your rating instrument. You should provide at least two examples of the child behavior/or what the child did here.
5. Creative – based on your ratings this section should contain a description of your findings based on your rating instrument. You should provide at least two examples of the child behavior/or what the child did here.
6. Self-help – based on your ratings this section should contain a description of your findings based on your rating instrument. You should provide at least two examples of the child behavior/or what the child did here.
7. Conclusion – this section should contain a summary of your overall findings inclusive of any phenomena that might seem ‘out of the normal range’.
A Word Count, minimum 800 words, should be included (-5% if not)
Two academic citations are required for this work (-5% if not included). A Reference List should be included at the end of your work (-5% if not)
Each of the 7 written sections is equally weighted and should be addressed in detail. 100%
This assignment will also assist you in developing skills in promoting Child development and learning:
1. Knowing and understanding children’s characteristics and needs.
2. Knowing and understanding the multiple influences on development and learning.
3. Using developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments.
4. Knowing about and understanding diverse family and community characteristics.
5. Understanding the goals, benefits, and uses of assessment in human relationship occupations.
6. Knowing about and using observation, documentation, and other appropriate assessment tools and approaches.
7. Understanding positive relationships and supportive interactions as a foundation of work with children.
8. Using a broad repertoire of developmentally appropriate human relationship professions practices.
9. Reflecting on your own practice to promote positive outcomes for each child.
10. Knowing and using central concepts, inquiry tools and structures of content area and/or academic disciplines.
11. Knowing and using the concept of the ‘normal range’ to identify disabilities, impairments, health concerns/and or mental health/developmental delays.
12. Engaging in continuous, collaborative learning to inform practice.
Your observations should contain reference back toward the course material on child development and use themes, labels, terms and concepts from the course material.
Supplemental Instructions 2: writing to a word limit is an academic skill. Students must include an accurate word count at the bottom of their assignment. Students that do not include an accurate word count will be subject to a -5% penalty and reported for Academic Dishonesty. Work that is less than 1000 will be subject to a -5% penalty. The use of Academic References in APA format is mandatory. Citations must appear in the text and as a referenced bibliography. The minimum required references in text and bibliography for this assignment is two (2). Note: Minimum references = minimum marks. Websites will not be counted as references. Work containing less than two (2) references will be subject to a -5% penalty. NOTE: you could lose 15% of the total marks for not obeying these simple instructions.
In all in any instances Students are instructed to read the Methaq, observe the signed declaration on their project sheets and abide by HCT’s Policy on Plagiarism in Academic Assignments. Where Safe Assign ‘flags’ plagiarism the student will be reported and their work will receive a ‘0’ grading until appropriate clarification from the Academic Committee is received. Remember, plagiarism is a serious academic offence that potentially might lead to dismissal from College and you being unable to enroll in any other Federal Institution in the future
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