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SUNYCORTLANDMOTORDEVELOPMENTLAB

Dr.Madden
Fall2014
LabFive
Name:_________________________________LabDay:___________ Date:______________
Todayslabwillallowyoutoobserveandassesstheskillofcatching.Keepspaceandsafetyissuesin
mindasyouhavethechildrenperformthelabactivities.
Schedule:
a.Taskonereflection
b.TasktwoCatchingassessment(includecatchinginstructionandassociatedgamesafterthe
assessmentiscompleted).
c.TaskthreeYourAssessmentofaFundamentalSkill
d.TaskfourJumpropeactivities
TASKONEREFLECTION
ThinkingthroughalloftheactivitiesyouhaveengagedtheHomer/Smithstudentsinduringyourfield
experience,whataresomedetailsthatyouhavetotakeintoconsiderationwhilehavingthestudents
involvedintheassessments,gamesandotheractivitiesyoumighthaveplannedforthem.
a.Detailsabouthowyoucommunicatethetask/activity:

b.Detailsabouthowyoustructureororganizethetask/activity:

TASKTWO

CatchingChecklist

ChildsName:_____________________________________

Date:_________________

Yourtaskforthisstationistoqualitativelyassessthestudentsabilitytoperformtheskillofcatching
(usingatennisball)usingthefollowingcriteriafromGallahue(1998).Asyouthrowtothestudent,be
consistentinhowyouthrow.
I.Catching:
A.Initialstage
1.Thereisoftenanavoidancereaction.
2.Armsareextendedandheldinfrontofbody.
3.Bodymovementislimiteduntilcontact.
4.Catchresemblesascoopingaction.
5.Useofbodytotrapball.
6.Palmsareheldupward.
7.Fingersareextendedandheldtense.
8.Handsarenotutilizedincatchingaction.
B.Elementarystage
1.Avoidancereactionislimitedtoeyesclosingatcontactwithball.
2.Elbowsareheldatsideswithanapproximately90degreebend.
3.Sinceinitialattemptatcontactwithchild'shandsisoftenunsuccessful,
armstraptheball.
4.Handsareheldinoppositiontoeachother;thumbsareheldupward.
5.Atcontact,thehandsattempttosqueezeballinapoorlytimedand
unevenmotion.
C.Maturestage
1.Noavoidancereaction.
2.Eyesfollowballintohands.
3.Armsareheldrelaxedatsides,andforearmsareheldinfrontofbody.
4.Armsgiveoncontacttoabsorbforceoftheball.
5.Armsadjusttoflightofball.
6.Thumbsareheldinoppositiontoeachother.
7.Handsgraspballinawelltimed,simultaneousmotion.

Observation
number
InitialStage
ElementaryStage

MatureStage

TASKTWO(continued)
CatchingChecklist
UsingthesameinformationfromGallahue(1998),havethechildperformthecatchingtaskwitha
differentsizedball(mediumsoftrubberorfoamball).Assessthechildusingthechartbelow.

Observationnumber

InitialStage
ElementaryStage
MatureStage

QuestionsforTASKTWO:
Wasyourchildatdifferentdevelopmentallevelsforthecatch?Notewherethestudentperformedthe
catchatadifferentdifferenceoccurred.Whatmightbethereasonsforthis?Didonetypeofballelicita
morematurepattern?Why?

TASKTHREEYourAssessment
Basedontheassignmentgiventoyou,completetheassessmentbelow.
FundamentalSkill:
Conditionsoftheassessment:

ChildsName:_____________________________________

Date:_________________

Conditionone(task)

Observationnumber

InitialStage
ElementaryStage
MatureStage

Conditiontwo(task)

Observationnumber

InitialStage
ElementaryStage
MatureStage

QuestionsforTASKTHREE
Wasyourchildatdifferentdevelopmentallevelsforthefundamentalskill?Whatmightbethereasons
forthis?

Whatisadifferentwaythatyoucouldhavechangedthetask?

TASKTHREEDevelopmentalTasksforJumpRoping

ChildsName:_______________________________________

Date:_________________

Youandyourstudentwillbeprovidedwithajumprope(hopefullyyouaresomewhatskilled!).Your
taskforthisstationistocrudelyassessthestudentsabilitytojumpropeusingthechecklistonpage
threeandthefollowingtasks:
DevelopmentalTasks:
1.Havestudentsjumpoveralineonthegroundorfloor.Notethetakeoffandlanding,dotheytakeoff
andlandwithbothfeet,onefoot,oracombination?

2.Dothesametaskasin#1nowusingajumpropelaidoutonthefloorinastraightline.Answerthe
questionsfrom#1.

3.Now,withassistanceswingtheropebackandforthandobservetheirjumpingbehavior.Arethey
moreprecisethanin#s1or2?Whatabouttheirtakeoffandlanding?

4.Cantheyperformtheskillasyouandapartnerturntherope?Anyobservations/comments?

JumpRopeChecklistplusActivities
ChildsName:_______________________________________

Date:_________________

Cues/basicchecklist:
BASICSKILLS
Keepsarmsatsideofthebody
Turnsropebymakingsmallcircleswithwrists
Jumpsonballsoffeet
Bendskneesslightlytoabsorbforceofthejump
Makessmalljumpsoverrope

YES

NO

YES

NO

Advancedskillschecklist:
ADVANCEDSKILLS
Twofootbasicstep(landsandjumpsoffbothfeet)
Alternatefootbasicstep(alternatesjumpingoffleftand
rightfoot)
Doublesideswingandjump
(swingropeonceoneachsideofbody,followedbyone
jump,repeat)
OtherJumpRopeActivities:
jumpvariations
studentsjumpthree/four/five/etcjumpsina
row
alternatehop(onefoot),jump(twofeet)
beanbagbalance
crossarmjump
sidetoside

withanotherteacherandstudent
frontdoor,backdoorentryhop.
Jump,touch
withtwojumperscirclejump
enterfrontdoor(alone,witha
shadow),enterbackdoor(alone,with
ashadow)