Observation 4 Language Development Finished

Topics: Linguistics, Speech repetition, Developmental psychology Pages: 5 (1622 words) Published: April 20, 2015
Observation 4 (language Development)
Date of observation: 28/1/2015
Time observation started and finished: 10.30 – 10.45
Number of adults present: 5 and 1 student observer
Permission obtained from: playschool supervisor
Description of setting: This observation took place in a registered community pre-school, the school consists of two rooms, one main classroom with the capacity to accommodate 22 children and one smaller that accommodates 8 children, the smaller of the two rooms has a sand tray, a water play station, a large double sided blackboard and an art station which is used for working with play dough and free style art. The main large room has free play toys, a library and story corner, a home corner and table and chairs for children to sit at. The preschool has a play based curriculum under the AISTEAR framework. Immediate context: This observation took place in the main classroom of the playschool TC is seated at a table colouring in a picture of a spaceship and the moon there is one other child at the table she is also colouring in. the observation took place at 10.30 in the morning during free play, it was a really bad day outside it was snowing and there was thunder and lightning. Brief description of the child observed: TC is a male aged four years and 5 months, he attends playschool five days per week, TC has two older sisters aged 7 and 10 and two older brothers ages 14 and 18, TC is a very active, talkative child. Aim of observation: the aim of this observation is to examine TC for a period of fifteen minutes to assess his language development. Rationale: It is important to observe children in order to plan developmentally appropriate activities for them, to ensure they are meeting the appropriate developmental milestones for their age. Method: pre-coded

Media used; pen, refill pad, laptop and printer.

Observation key
ATC(Adult speaks to target child) TCA (Target child speaks to adult) CA (other child speaks to adult) S,C (TCs brothers)

Code
Language
ATC
Hello TC, are you colouring in a lovely picture?
TCA
Yeah it’s a spaceship
ATC
What colour is that?
TCA
Red
ATC
My favourite colour is purple
TCA
Why
ATC
I just always liked purple, whats your favourite colour?
TCA
Blue
ATC
Why
TCA
Because I like Chelsea (Chelsea is a football team that wear blue) I’m colouring the moon in blue. The moon is going to be blue ATC
What shape is the moon
TCA
Circle
ATC
O listen to that thunder, do u like thunder?
TCA
No
ATC
Why not, does it frighten you?
TCA
No, it just cause mammy turns the the the tv off when it’s on. Nearly done look at the moon, red I need, now I need red C →A
Teacher its nearly my sisters birthday
A→C
Is it, when is her birthday?
C →A
February she going to be seven
TCA
My dogs in June
ATC
Your dog
TCA
Yeah
ATC
When’s your birthday?
TCA
In august
ATC
What age will u be
TCA
Five , everyone’s going to be five
ATC
Everyone?
TCA
Yeah all my friends
ATC
Will you have a big party
TCA
Yeah, my S seventeen, but now he eighteen
ATC
S was seventeen but now he is eighteen, When was S birthday? TCA
In June
ATC
Is he your big brother
TCA
Yeah, C is fourteen, my sister is seven and one is ten
ATC
You have a lot of brothers and sisters
TCA
Aye my mammy’s called k…………(TC turns his picture over) I have another one ahind, this is hair cutter things ATC
Yeah scissors are you going to colour them in
TCA
Aye, this is a wee circle, look at that, I do one and then I’ll do (counting remaining things to colour in) 1, 2,3,4, four left for me to do , O this is very hard to do, this is very small, now I only have three left ATC

What colour are you going to do it
TCA
Blue . only two more to do. That’s a comb
ATC
What colour will you do that
TCA...
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