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CHILD CASE STUDY

CHD 265 Damaris Crosbie April 26, 2014

PERMISSION

PROFILE
Female Age 6 Birthdate: January 2, 2008

PROFILE - CURRENTLY
CB is currently in kindergarten Attends Loudoun Country Day School Plays Soccer Plays the Piano Child lives with mother, father, grandmother and 2 sisters ages 3 and 8 weeks

PROFILE - PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT


CB is first child born to Mom & Dad Mom was 28 years old when she gave birth Mom did not smoke Mom did not drink alcohol or caffeine Mom did not use any drugs, not even over the counter or prescription

PROFILE - BIRTH PROCESS

Normal pregnancy Normal Vaginal delivery @ 42 Weeks No Complications Breastfed CB until she was 14 Months

PROFILE SIGNIFICANT DEV. MILESTONES/EXPERIENCES

CB was walking by 9 months Potty trained by 18 months Baby sign language Riding bicycle by age 3

PROFILE - PARENTAL INTERVIEW


- INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED ON SATURDAY, APRIL 5 CB has always been ahead of the curve. She has good hand/eye coordination and loves to play sports. CB likes to ask a lot of questions. When asked to do something, she wants to know why she is doing it. CB is participating in an enriched reading and math program in school. She is currently doing her math based on a 3rd grade level. She is also good at art. Her IQ test score was 136 with a score of 150 in fluid reasoning. This indicates that she likes to be challenged. The more challenging the task the more interested she was in completing it. CB is competitive. She has some trouble controlling herself when she wants to be selected and sometimes yells out the answer instead of raising her hand. CB is very helpful with the new baby and is not jealous. She is pretty durable that she understands the baby requires more attention from mom. The most difficult time for CB is when she is extremely tired. That is when her tantrums are most evident. Overall, CB is terrific and a pleasure and she is surely loved by all, especially her smaller sister

OBSERVATION
Major area of development Physical development Rating scale

PHYSCIAL DEVELOPMENT RATING SCALE


Is well coordinated
Developing Demonstrates Consistently Demonstrates

May become a more finicky eater


Developing Demonstrates Consistently Demonstrates

Uses crayons and paints with some skill


Developing Demonstrates Consistently Demonstrates

PHYSCIAL DEVELOPMENT RATING SCALE


Starts to learn some specific sports skills like batting
Developing Demonstrates Consistently Demonstrates

Permanent teeth start to erupt, both molars & front teeth


Developing Demonstrates Consistently Demonstrates

Loves active play but may tire easily


Developing Demonstrates Consistently Demonstrates

OBSERVATION
Major area of development Cognitive development Checklist

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT CHECKLIST


Mental Development Counts to 100 Begins to understand the difference in intentional and accidental Enjoys dramatic play Starts to use logical reasoning to solve problems Proud of completing tasks Speaks in complex sentences Solves problems Can distinguish fantasy from reality Uses hands-on manipulatives for understanding concepts Longer attention span develops Interested in more knowledge of the world Conscious of others and compares work Becoming an accomplished reader x Observed x x x x x x x x x x x x NOT Observed

OBSERVATION
Major area of development Emotional/Social Development Anecdotal record

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT ANECDOTAL RECORD


ANECDOTAL RECORD CHILDS NAME: PLACE: Incident: Cob was outside playing with her friend a male child who came to visit with his mom. He became tired as they played because he had an early day at soccer. He wanted to sit in truck and rest while CB wanted to play. She continually asked if his mom would make him come out of the truck and play. She really wanted to play with him. After repeated attempts to get him to come out, he refused. Cob then proceeded to play with some of the other children on the block. Comment Cob is often outside playing with the neighborhood children. She and her sisters are the only girls on the cull de sac. You will often find her riding her bike, rolling skating, kicking the ball, dramatic playing etc. And often times you will see her helping out in some manner. She often initiates what she wants to do and i would consider CB a leader, not a follower. CB AGE: 6 DATE: 3 PM 4/5

OUTSIDE HOME

TIME:

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Mathematics objectives Continue to development interest in math and critical thinking Continue to teach concepts & skills to help make connection between math and mathematical concepts Reading objectives Continue to develop listening skills Continue to work on reading and phonics Continue to work on word recognition

WORK SAMPLES

CURIOUS GEORGE READING


CB read 4 pages from curious George. She read very well missing only two words country & Mrs. Needleman She utilized all her reading strategies such as sounding out, looking at the pictures, etc. Grade level equivalent: 2.4

Spelling Sample

Spelling Word Sample

I CAN NAME BILLS & COINS MATH


CB identified every coin, every dollar bill She knew the difference between them I asked her to tell me what are some things you do with money? Her reply was that her parents pay for things, they pay a lot of money and her grandma had to pay $1600 for her school She knew who George Washington was She told me her dad had also shown her some money with a queen on it Her favorite coin is the quarter

Math Sample

Math Sample

ARTISTIC

This was her drawing, she was rushed because on our second meeting CB had a little trouble concentrating as she was going to go to the park at the conclusion of our session - she was so excited, it was hard to get her to focus - she kept saying: i want to go to the park

REFLECTION
BY Damaris Crosbie What have you learned about the child? What have you learned about the importance of observation? Describe the results of your learning activities based on your observations and interactions with the child. What have you learned about yourself and how have you grown as a professional by completing this project?

REFLECTIVE SUMMARY
I have learned that CB is truly a wonderful child. CB is full of energy and very enthusiastic. She asks many questions and she speaks her mind freely, which will be an asset to her with her studies and in life. You never cease to be amazed at the things she says. Sometimes it feels like you are speaking to a child that is older than 6. She is truly orally gifted and has many attributes that are positive. She is independent, kind and fun. I have had the pleasure of always seeing her playing or helping in some way. She loves to go to the park and ride her bike. She likes the color pink. She loves strawberries and milk, although maybe not together.

REFLECTIVE SUMMARY
I have learned that observation is truly the best way we can get to know the children we are caring for. If we are going to really understand the children, we must watch them diligently, listen to them intently, and have a good relationship with them and their families. Also knowing where the children are in their developmental stage helps us as teachers and caregivers plan the proper curriculum, so that requires that we know the different stages of development. If we are not aware of where a child is in his/her developmental stage, it is so easy for a child to be left behind. For instance, if a child is gifted, and is not properly challenged, that child can stagnate and not advance at the capability of the child. Likewise, if a child is delayed and does not receive the proper assistance, he/she could continue to be delayed. It has been proven that the earlier a child receives help, the better the results are as they move ahead in their development.

REFLECTIVE SUMMARY

The results of the learning activities was amazing. CB shows a high interest in reading and math. She is quite intelligent and will benefit greatly from continuing in her enriched programs in school and perhaps maybe even being tested for the gifted program.

REFLECTIVE SUMMARY
This class has truly challenged me in so many ways. One of the things that I have learned is that I need to continue to be persistent and not give up when things get difficult. Im learning in many different ways that being organized as I set out to complete projects helps me to finish them quickly and efficiently. However, the most important thing that I have learned in this class is that observing is difficult because being objective is a hard thing to do. It takes a lot of practice to get it right. It is something that I know I will have to work very hard at in my career. While children are lovely, fun and a blessing, some are challenging and your patience will be tested quite often. So being objective about a childs behavior or issues is vital to being a good caregiver. Finally, I have also learned that I can do this. I have many years of rearing my own children and I have received an education that has developed and broadened my knowledge of early childhood development and education. Although I still believe that my place will be in the back office one day, only time will tell.