How to Monitor Children and Young People Interventions

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How to monitor children and young people's development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern. There are a number of ways to monitor children, observation methods are: check lists, are popular because they are easy to use they can focus on a particular aspect of child development. the observer either watches the child as they play or asks the child to do something like hop on one foot if the child can do it then the observer ticks the box. Events record, this is to look at when unwanted behaviour is used be a child, a prepared sheet of paper is drawn up before hand with the type of information that needs to be collected a column for each piece of information, when the behaviour is seen. time sampling, time sampling is done over a morning or afternoon it allows the observer to gain a better picture of the child. This type of observation need the observer to be free to watch the child. the sheet has different times on it and the observer watching the child at these times and writes down what the child is doing at these times, it provides a snapshot view of what the child is doing. Anecdotal is some thing that some one has see the child do like a parent has seen their baby take a few steps or a staff member has seen a child not joining in with the other children at brake time this will be written in the child's records. Diary is like a daily record of what the child has done so parent can be told at the end of the day things like what time the child has eaten or for babies how often they had their nappy changed today or for toddlers what they have done EG playing with play dough or painted. Narrative methods the observer notices something interesting and begins to write down what the child is doing the observer writes down everything the child is doing or saying. Through these observations staff can see if
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