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Child Development Coursework - looking at an eleven month old girl.

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Child Development Coursework Date of visit Thursday 6th June 2002 Time 12.45 pm Location Jenny's House People present Jenny, Jenny's Mum and Me Jenny's DOB 07.06.2001 First name(s) Jenny, Tara Age of child now 11 months Physical description Height 79 cm, which according to the GCSE Child Development textbook she is just above the 98th centile, this is higher than expected for a child of this age but not unusual. Weight 10.25 kg, which is between the 75th and 91st centile according to Jenny's home visiting records, this is around the norm for a child of this age and height. Hair colour Dark brown Eye colour Brown Build She is a well-built little girl. She eats well; her mother says that hardly anything is left after a meal. She is very tall for her age. Health She has been in good health. Although there was a chicken pox scare a few weeks back. Personality Character She is an extremely forward and inquisitive little girl; she does not like to be left out when things are going on around her. Much of this is due to her playful disposition. ...read more.

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This shows that Jenny is working above her target age, according to "birth to 5 years, Mary Sheridan" she is within the 1-year age group. Gross motor skills She can support herself on the floor for a prolonged length of time and can lean forward to retrieve a toy, without falling over. Jenny can sit up from a lying down position. Can crawl on hands and knees, which is more advanced than the bottom shuffling, of which she also can do. And she has realised about object permanence and now can walk 'around' furniture. As opposed to often bumping 'into' it. The later skills that I have mentioned again are taken from skills of a 1 year old as shown in "birth to 5 years, Mary Sheridan" Intellectual development What stage is the child at now? (Hearing, speech) Jenny is progressing at a healthy rate for an 11 month old, I have looked at skills stemming back to a 6 month old all the way up to a year old, she can relate to most but not of all. Such as, she will shout or babble loudly to attract attention and will imitate vocal sounds such as coughing etc. ...read more.

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Attitude to me towards end of visit When she realised that I was there to be with her she opened up. She was more relaxed towards the end of visit. SUMMARY I very much enjoyed my first visit with Jenny as she warmed to me towards the end and that will make it easier for me to go back there and to carry out my coursework on her. Jenny seems a very happy and healthy little girl who is extremely playful. She is advanced in all areas of P.I.E.S and often working to the level of an older child. I believe that it helps with her physical development being also above the norm for a child her age. Her mother did stress that Jenny could be quite tired as she had missed her sleep earlier in the day. I have taken this into account whilst describing both her character and the way she was emotionally when I was there. At the beginning I was worried about Jenny thinking I was just there to test her and write notes on her, so I will make sure that I get involved in what she is doing and leave the writing up till later, this I hope will make her more comfortable and help us to get on better. ...read more.

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