EMERGING LANGUAGECOMPLEX NEEDS OBSERVATION CHECKLIST - DOC

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					                                 Checklist & Observation Sheet
Child’s Name:                                         DOB:

Date:

                                            Social Interaction
Initiation
 with adult
 with peer
Maintaining interaction

Eye contact
 initiation
 response
Turntaking
 copying sounds/ actions
 in play
Anticipating social routine
 e.g. peek-a-boo, tickling game
Communicative intent:
 social smile
 shared enjoyment
 greeting
 attracting attention to self/ to object
 referent looking
 rejecting
 requesting
 questioning
 commenting

                         Response to/ Understanding of Language
   responds and turns to voices
   situational understanding e.g. drinks time
    with object of ref
   Follows a point
   responds to name (9 mths)
   responds to “Give me” (9 mths)
   responds to “Bye bye” (9 mths)
   understands family names (12 mths)
   understands body parts (12 mths)
   single words out of context (12-18 mths) –
    objects / actions
   Follows 2-part instruction
                           Non-verbal Expressive Communication
   pushes/ pulls adult intentionally
   moves adult’s hand towards target
   eye-points towards target
   points: fist? Index finger?
   nods/ shakes head
   other gesture
                              Verbal Expressive Communication
   intentional vocalisation
   vocalises CVCV (3-6 mths)
   long repetitive babble strings for self
    amusement (7 mths)
   intonated jargon (7-12)
   Imitates words
   spontaneous single words 3-20 (13-18
    mths)
   puts words together(24-36 months)
                                               Play
Preferences?

Exploratory (0-10 mths)
 mouthing
 shaking
 hitting object on floor
 examining/ feeling/ rubbing
 throwing
 Looks for fallen objects
 looks for hidden objects (immediate &
    delayed)
Relational (9-15 mths)
 banging 2 objects together
 container play
 rings off stick
 spoon in cup
Functional
 combs/ brushes hair
 moves toy car appropriately
Self pretending (11-18 mths)
 feeds self with cup / spoon
 makes eating sounds
 brushes hair/ teeth
 washes self
 sleeps on doll’s pillow
 sits on doll’s chair
Doll pretending (age unclear)
 feeds doll with cup / spoon
 brushes doll’s hair
 washes
 dresses
 makes doll sleep
 sits doll on chair
 hugs/ kisses doll
 makes doll walk / jump
Other pretending
 cars crashing
 cars/ trains in tunnels
 “talking” on phone
Sequence pretending (18-36 mths)
 feeding sequence
 sleep sequence
 bathing sequence
Constructional
 building with 2 bricks (12-18 mths)
 building with 3 bricks (24 mths)
 building with 6 bricks (30 mths)
 building with 9 bricks (36 mths)


Messy Play?

Playing & peers
 observes others’ play
 tolerance of others
 parallel play
 co-operative play

                                          Attention Levels
   fleeting/ distractible (0-12 mths)
   rigid/ own choice (12-24 mths)
   single channelled (24-36 mths)
                                          Cognitive Skills
Drawing
 immature grasp
 spontaneous to and fro scribble/ dots
   (18 mths)
 spontaneous circular scribble (24 mths)
 preferred hand (24 mths)
 copies vertical line & V (24 mths)
 improved tripod grasp (30 mths)
 person with head and 2 parts (36 mths)
 mature grasp (48 mths)
 person with head, legs, trunk, arms,
   fingers (48 mths)
Symbolic representation
 photo/ picture recognition (12 mths)
 colour matching (20-24 mths)
 picture matching (20-24 mths)
 object to picture matching (24 mths)
 object to symbol
 picture to symbol
Cause & effect
 consistent use of switches
 use of push button toys
Other
 Shape sorter
 Form board

                                          Physical Skills
   Rolls from front to back
   Sits self supported
   Crawls
   Pulls to stand
   Cruises
   Walks independently
   Describe activity in soft play room
   Kicks stationary ball
   Catches a ball
   Reaches for and grasps object
   Uses both hands to hold an object
   Bangs objects together
   Uses pincer grasp
                                          Self help Skills
   Consistency of food eaten
   Finger feeds
   Feeds self with spoon
   Drinks from cup
   Sucks from straw
   Indicates to adult if hungry / thirsty
   Attempts dressing / undressing
   Toilet training?
   Personal care e.g. combing hair / wiping
    nose.