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Caregiver Language Observation Instrument. Manual of Instructions and Definitions.
Weir, Mary Knox
This manual describes the Caregiver Language Observation Instrument, a device useful for observing the language behavior of caregivers in infant day care settings. Eleven categories of language behavior are recorded: approval, disapproval, cautioning, soothing, talking to, questioning, labeling, elaborating, singing, directing, and imitating. The instrument also provides for data collection on the state of the child and the situation in which the child is functioning when the caregiver's language is observed. This manual provides instruction in the observation technique, the coding system, and a copy of the measure. (NE)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care, Environment, Evaluation Methods, Expressive Language, Infant Behavior, Instrumentation, Language, Observation
Mary Knox Weir, University of Illinois, Division of Child Development and Family Relations, Urbana, Ill. 61801
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Div. of Child Development and Family Relations.