Development Level of a Child
The signature assignment must include the following:8-10 pages double spacedAt least 4 references throughout the paper that is peerreviewedAPA format with reference list and in line citationWord or PDF format onlySize 12 FontTitle page (title of the paper, name, date, class name)Headings (including all the required areas of the paper)This is a working paper, which means you will build on a portion of iteach week. Students will spend betweenthree-four hours with a childbetween the ages of 3–12 throughout the course of this class.Complete the following during the observation:1. Gain permission of the parent to observe the child: this isobservation and interaction. This is not therapy. Please give parentfull disclosure.2. Record your observations and keep in mind the following:How the child interacts with you and othersThe child’s developmental level according to EriksonWhat was the mood of the child?Do you observe any symptoms that could be diagnosable?How do you feel with this child?The child’s degree of attachment – secure, insecure-avoidant,insecure-resistant, disorganized/disorienteStudents will then write a summary of the experience, which is acollection of the above information along with answering the questions below:1. Family and “client” history (current living arrangements,position inthe family, family background – only if you can gain this informationfrom the parent2. Observation and explanation of specific developmental stagesandbehaviors of the child (use Erikson model)3. Student’s own response to the experience, includingresponses toseveral of these points:What was it like to engage with the child?What were some of your strengths?What were some ofyour limitations orhindrances?What were the fun parts? What were the difficult parts?How did you attempt to establish a connection with the child?4. If you were going to see this patient in private practice whatwouldbe your treatment planHow would you get the parents involved in the process? Wouldyou see the child alone, with parents or occasionally see the parents.Please give a rationale for your thinking.5. Describe the legal and ethical issues that might come up whenworking with this child.Please describe anything else that would show your work andunderstanding of this child.