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University of Guelph
Family Relations and Human Development
FRHD 2260
Susan Chuang

Chapter 2 Observing Infants, Toddlers and Twos: Getting in Focus Why Observe? - a professional cycle of reflective practice: (child care center) personal and professional perspective, discussion, reflection, observing children, discussion, parental perspective, reflecting on observation, studying child development, applying principles to practice, discussion, reflection, practical practice, professional meeting, further observation and analysis, responsive caregiving and supportive guidance, further study, reflection and renewed philosophy - reflective practice involves a professional practice that includes regular evaluation of the program and ones effectiveness in it - educators, caregivers and parents can create guidance strategies and activity plans, enjoy the childs development more richly by entering into the childs world more meaningfully, and become better attuned to the child and thus more able to support their needs - you can observe through (non)-participant observation but should always seek permission from parents before making evaluations or recording data - informal observation should be a starting point for all interactions with young children and should guide all planning and responses - OBSERVATIONAL RECORDING METHODS FOR INFANTS/TODDLERS METHOD - DESCRIPTION - FEATURES Narratives Written accounts of behaviour Naturalistic recordings Running records Records of all said/done Holistic view Anecdotal records Recordings of important Efficient way to document Diary records developmental progressions Identify individual patterns Specimen records Coded behaviours Used by psychologists Samplings Prepared formats Identify behaviour patterns Time sampling Pretermined time intervals Patterns of play,etc identified Event sampling Specific behaviour is identified, chartedDuration/severity, etc Checklists Behaviours checked off Overview of development Prepared Listing of skills/ behaviour Identify development level checklist and performance to norm Self designed Skills/behaviour relevant to caregiver Offer indication of progress checklist and overall development Rating scale Recording degree of behaviour/trait Offer profile of individual demonstrated temperament, skills etc Semantic Word opposites
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