Table of contents for Week by week : plans for documenting children's development / Barbara Ann Nilsen.

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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
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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Behavioral assessment of children.
Observation (Psychology).
Observation (Educational method).
Child development.