- Describe the physical setting of this home visit (e.g., how space is arranged, toys and materials available). Who is participating in the visit? Where are they sitting in relation to each other? How does the child communicate with the adults verbally and non-verbally? How do the adults respond? What, if anything, surprises you about the child’s ability to communicate?
- Which teaching practices are used by the adults during this visit? Check the “Know” and “Do” sections for ideas. How do they accept and respond to the child’s communications? What does the mother know about the child? What does the home visitor know about the child? How do they scaffold the child’s communications?
- What appears to be the goal of the activity with the playdough? How does the home visitor support the mother and child interactions? How does she support and encourage the mother to continue communicating with the child?
- What might the mother and home visitor plan for the next home visit? How can they help the child continue to make progress in using verbal and non-verbal communications?
- During the video segment, it becomes evident that this child knows a lot of things. What are some of the skills you observed the child using? What knowledge of language does the child have?