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Contents Preface ix Acknowledgments xiv About the Author xv INTRODUCTION: GETTING STARTED 1 The 15 Whys of Observing 1 Portfolios 7 Week by Week Plan 12 Topics in Observation: The Ecological View of the Child 13 Now You Can Get Started 14 A Word about Ethics and Confidentiality 22 Key Terms 24 CHAPTER 1 Using The Class List Log To Look At #eparation And School Adjustment 26 Using the Class List Log 26 Using the Reflective Journal 30 Topics in Observation: Why Not Use a Daily Log or Daily Journal? 31 Looking at Separation and School Adjustment 35 Helping All Children with Separation and School Adjustment 46 Helping Professionals for Separation and School Adjustment Concerns 47 Other Methods 47 Standards 48 Key Terms 48 CHAPTER 2 USING ANECDOTAL RECORDINGS TO LOOK AT SELF-CARE 50 Using the Anecdotal Recording 50 Looking at Self-Care Skills 56 Topics in Observation: Using All Our Senses 59 Helping All Children with Self-Care Skills 71 Helping Professionals for Self-Care Skills 71 Other Methods 71 Standards 71 Key Terms 71 CHAPTER 3 USING CHECKLISTS TO LOOK AT PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT 73 Using the Checklist 73 Looking at Growth and Development 80 Topics in Observation: Your Frame of Reference 81 Helping All Children with Physical Development 97 Helping Professionals for Physical Development Concerns 97 Standards 97 Other Methods 98 Key Terms 98 CHAPTER 4 USING RUNNING RECORDS TO LOOK AT SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT 101 Using Running Records 101 Looking at Social Development 107 Topics in Observation: "The Stew" 109 Helping All Children with Social Development 121 Helping Professionals for Social Development Concerns 122 Other Methods 122 Standards 122 Key Terms 123 CHAPTER 5 USING FREQUENCY COUNTS TO LOOK AT #MOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT 125 Using Frequency Counts 125 Looking at Emotional Development 129 Helping All Children with Emotional Development 143 Topics in Observation: The Assessment and Curriculum Braid 144 Helping Professionals for Emotional Concerns 147 Other Methods 147 Standards 147 Key Terms 147 CHAPTER 6 USING Conversations TO listen to LANGUAGE AND SPEECH 151 Using Conversations as an Observation Method 151 Listening to Language and Speech 156 Helping All Children with Language Development 166 Topics in Observation: Diversity 168 Helping Professionals for Speech and Language Concerns 170 Other Methods 170 Standards 170 Key Terms 171 CHAPTER 7 USING TIME SAMPLES TO LOOK AT ATTENTION SPAN 173 Using Time Samples 173 Looking at Cognitive Development 178 Helping All Children with Attention Span 187 Topics in Observation: Attention Span and Autism 188 Helping Professionals for Attention Concerns 189 Other Methods 189 Standards 189 Key Terms 190 CHAPTER 8 USING Standardized MEASUREMENTS TO LOOK AT #OGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT 192 Using Tests 192 Topics in Observation: Measuring Cognitive Development-Why Not Test? 199 Looking at Cognitive Development: Math and Science 203 Helping All Children with Cognitive Development 215 Topics in Observation: "Real" Curriculum 216 Helping Professionals for Cognitive Concerns 218 Other Methods 218 Standards 218 Key Terms 219 CHAPTER 9 USING RATING SCALES TO LOOK AT LITERACY 222 Using the Rating Scale 222 Looking at Literacy 228 Helping All Children with Literacy 242 Topics in Observation: Books in the Sandbox 244 Helping Professionals for Literacy Concerns 245 Other Methods 245 Standards 245 Key Terms 246 CHAPTER 10 USING WORK SAMPLES TO LOOK AT CREATIVITY 249 Using Work Samples to Observe a Child's Development 249 Looking at Children's Creative Development 255 Helping All Children with Creativity 269 Helping Professionals for Creative Arts 270 Other Methods 270 Standards 270 Topics in Observation: Responding to Children's Work 271 Key Terms 274 CHAPTER 11 USING technology TO LOOK AT SOCIODRAMATIC PLAY 276 Using Technology as Documentation 276 Topics in Observation: Protecting the Rights of the Child 283 Looking at Dramatic Play 284 Helping All Children with Sociodramatic Play 292 Helping Professionals for Play Concerns 293 Other Methods 294 Standards 294 Key Terms 294 CHAPTER 12 USING DOCUMENTATION FOR CHILD ABUSE SUSPICIONS#ND LOOKING AT SELF-CONCEPT 297 Using Documentation for Child Abuse Suspicions 297 Diversity and Child Abuse 303 Topics in Observation: Dealing with Families Suspected of Child Maltreatment 305 Self-Concept and Self-Esteem 306 Helping All Children with Self-Esteem 316 Helping Professionals for Child Abuse and Self-Esteem Concerns 317 Other Methods 317 Standards 318 Key Terms 318 CHAPTER 13 USING PROGRAM ASSESSMENTS TO LOOK AT #HILDREN IN GROUPS 320 Assessing Early Childhood Programs 320 Topics in Observation: Assessing the Environment-Pointing Back at You 328 Looking at the Adjustment of the Child to the Program 330 Helping All Children in Group Settings 341 Helping Professionals for Program Evaluation and Support 341 Other Methods 341 Standards 342 Key Terms 342 CHAPTER 14 USING the PORTFOLIO TO CONFERENCE WITH familieS and#OOKING AT THE CHILD'S INTERACTIONS WITH ADULTS 344 Communication between Home and School 344 Using the Portfolio to Conference with Families 346 Daily Contacts 347 Looking at the Child's Interactions with Adults 364 Topics in Observation: Does the Week by Week Plan Meet NAEYC # Guidelines for Assessment? 367 Helping All Children through Home and School Communications 369 Helping Professionals for Home and School Communications 369 Other Methods 369 Standards 369 Key Terms 370 CHAPTER 15 USING the yearly plan to observe and record #hildren's development 372 Glossary 377 Index 000 Bind-in-Book CD-ROM: Introduction Learning Activities Forms Weekly Plans PowerPoints Reflective Journals Internet Resources
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Behavioral assessment of children.
Observation (Educational method).