1.1 Explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development from birth - 19 years.
My assignment is about Britney Spears who was born in McComb, Mississippi on 2nd December 1981. She is 36 years old and is currently in the life stage of early adulthood. I will be writing about 3 different life stages (infancy, early childhood, and adolescence) she has been through.
Explain the reasons why children and young people’s development may not follow the expected pattern:
6.Choose any age of development for your baby and any developmental domain and link your child' s development to any stage of any theory we have covered in class or in your textbook. 5 marks
The rate is involved within a time frame linked in with age of how a child develops. For example from where one child will be able to talk from the age
Unlike adolescents and adults, growth and development is different in infants and toddlers. Observations from the physical, cognitive and perceptual development show that toddlers and infants grow and develop at a faster rate than adults. The physical, cognitive and motor development in infants and toddlers is higher than the same development in adults. This paper is an analysis and interpretation of an observation conducted with an aim to understand the growth and development of toddlers and infants. It explains an observation of an infant boy named Taylor who is 8 months old. Taylor was born in North Carolina and has been living with his parents since he was born.
To develop from the child to adult, there are two main focus which is nature and nurture that must come together. Nature refers to the gene or heredity, meanwhile nurture involve the environment around us.
Sequence of development means the order in which a child develops. Sequenced development also involves patterns. Although children develop paces are different, most childrenâ€TMs development have definite pattern e.g. a toddler being able to walk before can run. Though some children miss particular phrases, they still proceed in whatâ€TMs viewed as an expected pattern, e.g. sitting up, walking, running but missing out rolling over and crawling. Rate of development means
The author mentions different areas where development can be clearly noticed, such as the language area, by the child’s ability to say his or her name and age, also being able
I was born in Dallas, Texas, in December of 1994. My parents were unmarried teenagers at the time of my birth and they married each other when I was eight years old. I lived with my mother, grandparents, and uncle until my parents married as an only child and I was collectively raised by all of my family members. I lived in Garland, Texas, for the most part of my infancy and childhood years and then I moved to McKinney, Texas, around the age of eight or nine. Throughout the rest of my childhood I lived in the same city and attended school there throughout the rest of my adolescent years.
Through research on child development, researchers understand the characteristics of the principles that follow. There are two principle of development cephalocaudal, proximodistal According cephalocaudal, development progress from the head downward. The child first gains control of the head, then the arms, then the legs. In first three months after birth infant’s gains control of head and the face movements. In next few months they can lift themselves up using hands. Between 6 to 12 months start gain leg control, crawls, stand and walk. According to proximodistal principal, development also proceeds from the center of the body outward. First the spinal cord develops and rest of the parts next. Arms develop before the hands, and the hands and feet develop before the fingers and toes. Fingers and toes are the last to develop. Maturation play major role on devlopmment. Maturation means, sequance of biological changes in children there changes gives new abilities. And it depends on changes in the brain and the nervous system. These changes in brain support children in improving their motor skills and thinking. Children to develop to their potential rich learning environment is required. Children must mature to a certain point before they can gain some skills. For example, the brain of a six-month-old has not matured enough to allow the child to talk. A six-month-old will babble and coo. However, by three years of age, with the help of others, the child will be able to say and understand many words. This is how cognitive development occurs from simple tasks to more complex tasks. In the same way physical skills also develop from general to specific movements. For instance, the way an infant waves its arms and legs, these moments are random. Several months after birth infants will grab the object with their whole hand. After little more months they grasp the object with
Between birth to 6 months babies and children use their senses to become aware e.g. knowing they are hungry, as well as recognising key people in their lives and responding to physical smiles. In the next 6 months, they are beginning to understand tone of voice and begin to have favourite toys. Between 1 to 2 years children start to use objects correctly e.g. a cup. At this point they have a rapidly extending vocabulary and show awareness of others. 3 to 4 years is the age when children are fascinated by why things happen. By age 4 they can give reasons for their actions, remember major events and sort objects by colour and size.
Language development is a critical part of a child’s overall development. Language encourages and supports a child’s ability to communicate. Through language, a child is able to understand and define his or her’s feelings and emotions. It also introduces the steps to thinking critically as well as problem-solving, building and maintaining relationships. Learning a language from a social perspective is important because it gives the child the opportunity to interact with others and the environment. This is referred to the interactionist theory.
Developmental Milestones are a set of functional skills which most of the children can perform at a certain age. Every milestone has a certain age limit. Some may achieve it early and some may do it a bit late as every child is unique. Premature babies achieve these milestones slightly late as compared to their healthier counterparts.
To assess the child growth and development we should look at each child as a whole; taking in great consideration several factors in which affect their physical, mental, emotional, social and even medical well-being.