Cyp 3.2 Essay

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CYP Core 3.2 Promote child and young person development. 1.1 Explain the factors that need to be taken into account when assessing development. 1.3 Explain the selection of the assessment methods used Assessing children and young people's needs has to be done sensitively and accurately. There are a number of factors to be considered. * Confidentiality and consent * Children's wishes and feelings * Ethnic, linguistic and cultural background * Disability or specific requirements * Reliability of information * Avoiding bias * Open and closed recording methods * Mixing methods of observation, technique, ways of collection When assessing a child you must be careful to take into account…show more content…
Observation techniques Different observation techniques help to focus the observation so appropriate data is collected and presented in meaningful ways. * Anecdotal - This is a written narrative that tells the story as it happens. Observations can be of planned activities, but spontaneous observations can show surprising things about a child's development that might never be seen. * Schedules - It is helpful to research the area of development before observing. A pre-planned development checklist helps to focus the observation, but can be limited unless individual details are recorded. * Charts and Pictograms - Charts and pictures can present observation data in colourful ways to make your portfolio appear more interesting. * Time sampling - Observations of children are recorded at fixed regular intervals of time to note what is happening at that moment. For example children's play during a morning can be recorded every 15 minutes. * Event sampling- Observations focus on particular events to build up a pattern of a child's behaviour over a period of days or weeks. For example to discover what provokes tantrums, or how a child reacts to leaving their carer at the start of each day in nursery. * Target child - A series of observations to give a picture of an individual child's holistic development. A baby will change rapidly during your time in placement and a longitudinal study of a child's development over several months is fascinating.
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