Integrated study of one child
Date of observation: 18 August 2011
Time observation started and finished: over a number of days
Number of adults present: myself and ‘TC’ (The Child) mother.
Number of children present: 1
Description of setting:
These observations took place in ‘TC’s home. ‘TC’ home is in an estate of houses set in a small town. It has a small lawn at the front of the house and a garden at the rear of the house. It is a 3 bedroom spacious house and has all the equipment needed for a baby.
These observations took place mostly in the sitting room of the house which has plenty of baby toys available for the ‘TC’, while one took place in the front garden.
Brief description of the child observed:
‘TC’ is female aged 6 months old. She has a good eating and sleeping routine. She is minded by a child minder four days a week for 4hours a day, she is also minded by her 18 year old brother and her Aunt. The father is absent from the family.
Aim of observations: Is too identify any developmental delays in ‘TC’ and if some found to put in place a system in order to aid her development.
Checklist-cognitive, narative- physical, time-sample- emotional , pre-coded – language.
Please see the following documents for the study examples.