Assignment type : Coursework
This week you will be conducting an interview with a child and his or her parent. Throughout this interview, you will have the chance to better understand child development, understand the parent’s role in the child’s development, and practice your evaluation skills as you gauge this child’s level of development against the developmental milestones you have learned about in your text. The child should between the ages of 5 and 12.
Interview of the Primary Caretaker
Prepare a set of specific questions for the parent or guardian about how his or her child functions and where the child is developmentally. You will also want to ask questions that will enable you to compare the child’s social, cognitive, emotional/psychological, sensory/perceptual, moral, physical, and motor functioning in the context of other children of the same age (although you shouldn’t necessarily ask the parents about this as they may not have the knowledge of typical child development that you will need to write your paper).
Interview of the Child
With the information you have gathered from your reading, your own observations of children, and your interview with the parent or caretaker, compose:
A list of questions that you would like to ask the child to further determine his or her social, cognitive, emotional/psychological, sensory/perceptual, moral, physical, and motor functioning.
A series of tasks (experiments) in the form of games, puzzles, physical activities, etc., to further determine the stage of his or her social, cognitive, emotional/psychological, sensory/perceptual, moral, physical, and motor achievement.
Try to identify this child’s functioning as it compares to normative information found in the text (e.g., Piaget’s stages of cognitive development, standard physical characteristics such as height and weight categories, stages of language development, Kohlberg’s moral development stages) and/or your other readings (be sure to include appropriate citations).
Submit a three- to four-page paper that includes an analysis of this child’s functioning as it compares to at least three of the theories of child development presented in the book over the areas of functioning mentioned above (social, cognitive, emotional/psychological, sensory/perceptual, moral, physical, and motor). In other words, you will use at least three different theories of development to explain the child’s social, cognitive, emotional/psychological, sensory/perceptual, moral, physical, and motor functioning. Discuss any discrepancies you discover or other influences that may explain functioning unique to the child you observed.
Be sure to use two other sources in addition to your textbook. Finally, make sure to use proper APA formatting.
Volume of 2 pages (550 words)