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Date of Visit: 16th October 2006 Length of Visit: 2 hours and 40 minutes Place: Park People Present: Sam, Me Aim of Visit-Plan Today I am going to take Sam to the park, which is only about a 10 minute walk from her house. By doing this I should hopefully very easily be able to observe her gross motor skills as there will be a lot of apparatus there for her to play on that will enable her to use the large muscles in her body e.g-climbing frame etc. Whilst at the park I have also planned to play 'Simon says' with her by playing this game I will be able to observe some of her intellectual skills by seeing how she responds to instructions. ...read more.


When Sam saw her behind her on the ladder she started screaming at the top of her voice saying 'No get off!' and just stood there in the middle of the ladder blocking the way and crying. After that Sam went on the climbing frame, I had to tell her where to put her foot as she got a bit stuck when she was near to the top. When she got to the top she had to slide down at the other side and she did that with no problem at all and really enjoyed it. She went on it again a few times and after that she didn't need help with co-ordination and where to put her feet etc. ...read more.


When we were playing 'Simon says' she used her thinking skills very well to see if she was actually supposed to do the thing that I said e.g-If I said 'jump' then she wasn't supposed to do anything because I didn't say 'Simon says Jump' etc. Physical Development I managed to study a lot of Sams physical development -especially gross motor skills in a lot of this visit. She was able to skip,jump,crawl,climb and use her arms and legs well. She has also got good hand and eye co-ordination because she was able to through a ball properly in a straight line. I think this is because most of her cousins are boys and they like playing ball games a lot so I think she might have learnt from them. ...read more.

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This was an easy-to-follow child study. The writer states clearly what the aims of the observation were and why s/he felt the intended aims had been witnessed. Remember to support subjective statements with evidence ? what made you think Sam enjoyed something?
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There was one generalisation at the end which is not in keeping with H&SC values of being non-judgemental and engaging in anti-oppressive practice. These values should be borne in mind when writing H&SC essays.

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