I371 – Infant Observation

2 Credit Hours

Observing infants and toddlers over time in the context
of their families and homes is the foundation for understanding
parent/child relationships and for assessment
and intervention. This yearlong course guides participants
through a process of observation, which includes visits to
a family every two weeks, recording descriptive notes, and
discussing the observations in a monthly seminar. The
intent of this process is to be able to describe as completely
as possible what one sees, to understand the complexities
of “seeing” through the lens of one’s personal experience,
and to witness the narrative of a baby evolve over time.

Programs that require this course: