Observing Your Child
Watching your child in a classroom or playground setting and recording those observations can be beneficial when describing your child to professionals.
Things to think about when observing your child:
- Does my child initiate interactions with other children?
- Does my child initiate interactions with other adults?
- Does my child respond to interactions initiated by others?
- How does my child play with other children? Does my child play side- by- side with little interaction or does my child readily engage the other children around them?
- Do other children and adults understand my child's communication?
- How does my child handle conflicts with other children?
- What challenges did my child face?
- Does my child follow group directions?
- Does my child follow directions given directly to him/her?
- Does my child volunteer answers to group questions?
- Does my child engage in all areas of the classroom environment?
- Does my child easily transition from one activity to another?
- What are my child's favorite / least favorite activities?
- What challenges does/did my child face?