6 years old
E.D. was fairly quiet, but was excited
to see what I had to show him. His responses were fairly short and for the most part he named the symbols and everything he
saw in the picture. I was biased coming into the experiment due to my prior knowledge of the email responses; therefore, it
was difficult for me to restrain from saying, “What else?!?!”
8 years old
was peppy and was eager to respond to the questions. Her responses were conversational rather than abrupt and short. She referred
to her experiences with her friends and family often. She attempts to go beyond generic descriptions of what the picture show
and assigned roles.
10 years old
was quiet, reserved, and reserved. His responses were very mature and varied greatly from the other responses. He showed a
significant difference from the 6 years old response. There were some grammatical errors, but he had a wide variety of vocabulary
usage. His description of the heart surprised me. He showed considerable levels of abstract thinking and perspective taking.
12 years old
M.G. thrillingly volunteered himself
to be used as a part of my project; however, he was extremely quiet and nervous when I asked him the questions. At some points
he looked confused. His responses did not go above and beyond the 10 years old response as expected. There were certain questions
that he answered more intuitively than others.
There are conclusions and correlations I could
draw with the children’s responses, but I am not adequately qualified for correct analysis.