conclusion typically total 8 double spaced pages H u m a n i t i e s

conclusion typically total 8 double spaced pages H u m a n i t i e s

CASE STUDY COLLABORATIVE OR SOLO: In depth study of a child within the ages studied in CHLDV 135. The work is done as a group project, with 3 students per group; or solo, by one student. It is strongly recommended that this project be done collaboratively! As students discuss components to the project, course information is shared, and learning is enhanced! It is likely that the subject (child) of the case study is known by one of the group members or by the single writer. It is critical to get to know the subject well. Week 14 in the class includes a link to an outline containing suggestions for case study content. There is also a paper on the required case study format.

Opportunities for observation will enable the gathering of data on the characteristics of the child, based on the DEVELOPMENTAL DOMAINS: Physical Development and Health, Cognitive Development, Social and Emotional Development. Since this is also a research project, intended to enable students to understand child development more fully, the notes on the case study subject will be compared to research data on typical age characteristics and behavior. It is important that each writer maintains sources of research, and that quotations are cited according to proper form.


The following is intended to serve as a GUIDE for a case study of a child. After gathering research data, use your own style to convey knowledge of child development. A minimum of 4 references are to be used, being sure to include them in the project Bibliography. This project combines observations of a child, comparing him/her to norms of child development gathered from extensive research

I. Introduction

A. Subject of the study

1. Name, age, race etc.

2. Why this child was chosen

II. Background

A. Family

1. Pertinent information concerning the mother and father

2. Conditions of the pregnancy

3. Conditions of the delivery

4. Child’s position in the family

5. Extended family availability

6. Influences on the family

III. The Child

A. Appearance

1. Overall impression

2. Size and build

3. Indication of general health

4. Body movements: fast or slow

5. How much of what he is feeling is expressed through his/her body or facial expressions

B. Physical Development

1. Large and small muscle development

2. Healthful routines of rest and activity

3. Eating habits

4. Basics of toilet independence

5. Physical skills appropriate to his/her stage of development

6. Independence in the care of belongings and dressing

C. Emotional Development

1. Capable of separation from parent (s)

2. Identifying with the parent of the same sex

3. Beginning to master his impulses and to conform

4. Capable of giving and receivinf affection

5. Learning appropriate behavior for situations

6. Developing healthy emotional expressions for experiences

D. Intellectual Development

1. Learning to communicate effectively

2. Able to listen, follow directions, and increase attention span

3. Capable of understanding and respecting the dangers in fire, traffic etc.

4. Learning to make decisions

5. Capable of problem solving

6. Becoming reasonably self-sufficient according to his stage of development

7. Creative ability

E. Social Development

1. Developing the ability of sharing and taking turns

2. Recognizing his family’s ways as compared with those of friends and neighbors

3. Beginning to enjoy the companionship of other children, yet can still play happily alone

4. Developing cooperative ways with others that insure his inclusion in groups

5. Learning to postpone and to wait for satisfactions

6. Acquiring the social skills needed to be able to participate with others.

F. This child versus the norm

1. How does he/she compare?

2. Is this child average, advanced, unusual?

3. Your prediction for his future related to his developmental growth patterns, environment etc.


The Case Study contains a Cover Page, Table of Contents, Introduction, Core (Developmental Domains: Physical, Cognitive, Psychosocial) including correctly cited research; Conclusion; and Bibliography (minimum 4 sources). The Introduction, Core, and Conclusion typically total 8 double spaced pages, with written work in paragraph form, and complete and well written sentences.


A thoroughly composed paragraph describing the subject of the case study. Include characteristics such as: age, appearance, family composition, conditions surrounding the birth (if significant), and other conditions that can be considered pertinent background information.



Thoroughly composed paragraphs describing the child’s age group’s physical characteristics. Using the appropriate DRDP (Desired Results Developmental Profiles – see top of course weekly page) as a guide will prepare an observer by offering suggestions of characteristics to evaluate.


Thoroughly composed paragraphs describing the age group’s intellectual abilities. Using the appropriate DRDP as a guide will prepare the observer by offering suggestions of characteristics to evaluate.


Thoroughly composed paragraphs describing the age group’s emotional and social characteristics is required in this portion of the paper. Using the appropriate DRDP as a guide will prepare the observer by offering suggestions of characteristics to evaluate.


This is where the writer gets to “tie up all loose ends.” The conclusion typically contains a synopsis of what was learned from doing a case study on a child. A positive addition is theorizing about the child’s future based on what was learned in CHLDV 135. Recall, the conclusion is what is read last and remains in the reader’s memory.


When words are copied word for word from a resource, or are rephrased from text; students MUST cite the source, including the last name of the author and the date of publication in parenthesis. If someone else’s words are used without citing them, the crime is plagiarism and such papers always receive a grade of “zero.”……………………………

these url’s are all different chapters.

the bibliography is APA style