Case Study ­ Late Adulthood OR Endings

Observe and interact with a person in either the Late Adulthood OR Endings developmental stage.

Write a bullet point outline reporting on this person’s cognitive, social/emotional, physical, spiritual,

and (language ­ Module 2­3 only) development.

elderly woman sitting down

1.Provide the gender and age of the person being observed (2 pts).

2.Identify how the observed person aligns with his/her present stage of development and/or if they

seem to be in a stage other than would be expected by their age (2 pts).

3.Provide at least 3 bullets for each area of development (physical, cognitive, social/personality,

spiritual) for a total of 12 bullets (case studies 2 and 3 will have 15 bullet points to account for 3

bullet points for language). Each of the four areas of development should also have an appropriately

applied scripture for a total of 4 scriptures (2 pts each).

•Each bullet is worth 4 pts: ?A bullet should include at least one term, or theorist, or stage based on

your reading/videos/websites and research for each area of development (2 pts). Underline these

terms in the outline.

?A bullet should include an example and/or quote illustrating the term/theorist/stage from the

observed person (2 pts).

Format Example

Individual’s gender and age

Detail how observed individual aligns with his/her present stage of development and/or if they seem

to be in a stage other than would be expected by their age

Physical

Bible Verse

•Bullet #1

•Bullet #2

•Bullet #3

Cognitive

Bible Verse

•Bullet #1

•Bullet #2

•Bullet #3

Social/Personality

Bible Verse

•Bullet #1

•Bullet #2

•Bullet #3

Spiritual

Bible Verse

•Bullet #1

•Bullet #2

•Bullet #3

Bullet Example

Jane, 12 months old, demonstrates object permanence because she looked for her mom’s keys in the

purse after her mother dropped them there. This is appropriate for her age, putting her in the

sensorimotor stage according to Piaget’s stages of cognitive development. (Each bullet should

contain at least one term, or theorist, or stage.) Scripture example: (For neonatal, I googled scripture

on newborns.) One of which was: Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the

womb a reward. Psalm 127: 3, which would apply to the physical development stage.

Before Observation

It is recommended that students compile a list of terms, stages, etc. and associated questions to ask,

things to look for, etc. to be able to observe these areas.

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