Phase I – Observing and Documenting the Child’s Temperament
What is temperament?
Temperament has been defined as “the basic style” which characterizes a person’s behavior.
1. Complete the temperament trait sheet.
a. Rate your case study child’s nine temperament traits. Child’s name is Jorge Soto his age is 1yr old
b. Record evidence to support your rating.
i. Document at least 2 examples that support your rating
2. Analyze the qualitative data.
3. Review the anecdotal notes and temperament trait rating documentation and identify the basic type of temperament
a. Easy, difficult, or slow to warm
b. Provide a thorough explanation of your identification of the child’s basic temperament type.
i. Include supporting evidence (examples of the child’s behavior) to back up your claim.
4. Organize the information into a report (750 words)
a. Construct APA Essay
b. Submit report online
Temperament Analysis assesses the candidate’s mastery of NAEYC Standard 1a:Because the student knows and understands young children’s characteristics and needs, they demonstrated a clear understanding of the nine temperament traits as an important characteristic of young children and provided a thorough analysis of the child’s temperament.
Use of the Temperament Rating Tool assesses the candidate’s mastery of NAEYC Standard 3b: Because the student knows about and using observation, documentation, and other appropriate assessment tools and approaches they demonstrated a clear understanding of successfully using the temperamental rating scale.
Evaluation of the child’s basic temperament style assesses the candidate’s mastery of NAEYC Standard 3d: Because the student knows about assessment partnerships with families and with professional colleagues to build effective learning environments, they demonstrated a clear understanding of the three basic temperament styles and provided a thorough analysis of the child’s temperament style for the child’s family and teacher.
Construct APA Essay
a. Review the qualitative data collected and analyze said data.
b. Create report with findings.
i. The report should be completed following the APA Essay format and the following are required.
• 1500 words (parts 1 and 2)
• Title Page
• 12-point Time New Roman Font
• Double Spaced Lines
• Level One Headings