Observing and Understanding Child Development: A Child Study Manual
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Debra Ahola;Abbe Kovacik
- Publish Date: 2006-04-28
Observing and Understanding Child Development: A Child Study Manual is a text with the benefits of a resource and workbook, designed to help students and practitioners learn to gather and interpret data to gain insight into child development. The reader is first introduced to the importance and techniques of observation, being taught why, how, and when to observe. They then move into developmental domains including the typical patterns of development, as well as the patterns of children with special needs. Child development theory is woven into each chapter in a straightforward and manageable way. There are also chapters on the development of art, music, and movement. It is a book that will move the reader through theory to application, and will remain a timely and important resource that can be referenced again and again.