In this sample clinical report you will see what can be written about a 2 hours
In this sample clinical report you will see what can be written about a 2 hours observation and how your thinking about it relates to the purpose. You may have different things to write about, there are many possibilities. Always remember to make connections to inclusion and exclusion and teaching practice. Do not copy this report by inserting your own details. Write a report that is unique to your clinical experience. In this setting you will choose the location. We will assign the school you will observe at in one of our partner schools for the last 8 hours of the 10 hour practicum. Sample Clinical Report, 2 Hours Non-School Setting- Due in week 3. I spent two hours at the YMCA where my kids have after school activities. Most of the people, 18 in all, were school-age children but two were adults who were supervising. The activities during the two hours included basketball, soccer, running the track, Duck Duck Goose (for the young ones), and Simon Says. Children were allowed to choose the activities they participated in. Notice in the introductory paragraph the author describes the setting. Physically, I noticed that children who were included in the group looked like everyone else in the group. They were neatly dressed and clean. There were two children who wore tattered clothes and I noticed that they weren’t asked to join a group, although they participated by joining on their own. So I wonder if inclusion tends to be when everyone is considered appropriate and exclusion happens when someone isn’t considered appropriate or typical or acceptable. Notice the author describing what was seen physically and links it to inclusion or exclusion. A lot of things were said that seemed inclusive or seemed to encourage inclusion. For example, one of the adults who was leading Simon Says kept encouraging everyone to participate without calling out one child who was lagging behind the game. In the basketball group, the adult kept encouraging and praising everyone when they did something well, including the children who were least athletic. It seems that what people say can include or exclude others. Notice the author describes what is said and draws a tentative conclusion. Alternatively, in Duck Duck Goose one child kept making fun of another child who couldn’t run smoothly and always seemed to sit in the wrong place. The adult in charge didn’t intervene. That looked and sounded like exclusion to me. I’ve heard it said that body language is a significant part of communication so I closely watched body language. I noticed that in the groups where everyone seemed to be included, people looked comfortable, relaxed, and fully engaged. But in Duck Duck Goose, every time one child made fun of another child, some children appeared uncomfortable by turning away from the one making fun. I also noticed that children who appeared to be included were closer in proximity to other children when they were engaged in the activities. I wonder if proximity has something to do with exclusion or inclusion? Do people tend to place their bodies closer to someone they feel belongs and farther away from someone who doesn’t belong? Notice that the author is descriptive about how people are situated in relation to others.