Psychological Assessment

5471 Words Jun 25th, 2014 22 Pages
PYC4807
Assignment 03 Unique Assignment number: 739624

Name: Tanja Bohler Student Number: 30440351 Address: PO Box 17139 Dubai United Arab Emirates

A Discussion on Psychological Assessment in Early Childhood.

ASSIGNMENT 03 – PYC4807 – STUDENT NUMBER 30440351

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1. Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2. Reasons for Assessing Young Children……………………………………………………….. 3. Tests for Infants and Preschoolers………………………………………………………………

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4. Factors of Childhood Assessment……………………………………………………………….. 6 4.1 Characteristics of the Child……………………………………………………….. 4.2 Social Context of Assessment……………………………………………………. 6 8

4.3 The Examination Context of Assessment…………..………………………. 12 4.4 The Test as a Method of
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The below discussion on psychological assessment of young children addresses the purpose for assessing young children and the factors that needs to be taken into consideration during such an assessment in order to obtain results that would lead to the development of the best possible intervention strategy for the child. To illustrate the factors and principles in assessing young children, I have assessed a six year old girl named Maya. Maya is a Swedish-Egyptian girl currently living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She was born in Egypt, and moved to Dubai with her parents at the age of two years old. Maya speaks three languages (English, Swedish, and Arabic), and attends a private International American school where she has just completed

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class KG2 in June 2013. Maya’s mother is happy with her development and her school grades, and currently there seems to be no concern around Maya’s abilities.

2. Reasons for Assessing Young Children

Growth and development of young children has a significant impact on their later development in life (Foxcroft & Roodt, 2009). In order to help children with achieve their maximum potential in life, it is important to identify those with developmental delays or difficulties as early as possible so that early intervention can take place. The goal of any early childhood assessment is to get a multi-dimensional view and
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