Child Case Study Introduction

Remember your observation notes should provide the following detailed information about the child:

  • child’s age,
  • physical appearance,
  • the setting, and
  • any other important background information.

You should observe the child a minimum of 5 hours. Make sure you DO NOT use the child's real name in your observations. Always use a pseudo name for course assignments. 

You will use your observations to help write your narrative. When submitting your observations for the course please make sure they are typed so that they are legible for your instructor. This will help them provide feedback to you. 

Qualitative Observations

A qualitative observation is one in which you simply write down what you see using the anecdotal note format listed below. 

Quantitative Observations

A quantitative observation is one in which you will use some type of checklist to assess a child's skills. This can be a checklist that you create and/or one that you find on the web. A great choice of a checklist would be an Ounce Assessment and/or work sampling assessment depending on the age of the child. Below you will find some resources on finding checklists for this portion of the case study. If you are interested in using Ounce or Work Sampling, please see your program director for a copy. 

Remaining Objective 

For both qualitative and quantitative observations, you will only write down what your see and hear. Do not interpret your observation notes. Remain objective versus being subjective.

An example of an objective statement would be the following: "Johnny stacked three blocks vertically on top of a classroom table." or "When prompted by his teacher Johnny wrote his name but omitted the two N's in his name." 

An example of a subjective statement would be the following: "Johnny is happy because he was able to play with the block." or "Johnny omitted the two N's in his name on purpose." 

Child Behavioral Case Study Essay

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Child Behavioral Case Study

1) General Information:
Student name: Larry
Date of Testing:
Grade: 1
Date of Birth:
Chronological Age:
School:

2) Reason for Assessment: is currently having difficulties with learning and behavior. frequently is out of his throughout the day, and answers aloud before being called on to give the answers and struggles to follow directions. also has learning difficulties in reading decoding and reading comprehension.
3) Background Information: lives with is grandparents, parents and one younger sister. Grandparents speak Spanish. Parents and children speak Spanish and English. had been ill frequently during first grade and missed a number of days of school. Parents indicated enjoys school.…show more content…

Percentile Rank: 63 Standard Score: 11
2) Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement is norm based that test oral language skill through word identification, reading fluency, story recall, and understanding directions.
Percentile Rank Standard Score Oral Language 7 78 (73-82) Letter-Word Identification 8 79 (72-82) Reading Fluency 10 8 (77-84) Story Recall 44 98(87-108) Understanding Directions 3 72(69-76)

3) Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement is comprehensive form which test mathematics applications, reading decoding, spelling, reading comprehension, mathematics computation
Percentile Rank Standard score Mathematics applications 30 92 Reading Decoding 1 66 Spelling 27 91 Reading comprehension 14 84 Mathematics computation 53 101 Reading Composites 3 72 Mathematics Composites 39 96 Battery Composites 14 84

7) Student Current Characteristics Strengths and Needs:
Weakness Strengths
Overactive and restless Very friendly with classmates and peers/ good social skills
Poor listening skills Good

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