Sequence & Rate of Child Development from Birth to 19 Years Essay

1993 Words Aug 12th, 2012 8 Pages
CT230 1.1 Explain the sequence and Rate of each aspect of development from Birth to 19 years of age

Age Group | Physical Development | Communication Development | Intellectual & learning Development | Social Development | Emotional and Behavioural Development | Birth to 2 mths | * Usually born around 40 weeks gestation * Has swallowing and sucking reflex * Has rooting reflex * Has grasp reflex * Walking or standing reflex * Gaining about 5-7 ounces per week * Growth about 5cms by age 2 months | * Will move their arms and clench their fists if a sudden noise or bright light * Will cry when hungry or distressed * Will stop crying when they hear a familiar voice * Will develop different types of cry | *
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eeds * Holds out arm when coat being put on * Sticks out foot for shoe to be put on * Shows affection, gives hugs etc * Want to stay with their parents | 2 yrs | * Able to manoeuvre toys with wheels * Can run short distances and easily avoid objects * Climbs furniture and can get down by themselves * Tries to kick a ball but instead walks into it * Can walk up and down stairs by self by placing both feet on each step * Can throw a ball overhand | * Listens when spoken to * Listens to other people’s conversations * Recognises and can point to parts of the body * Can string around three words together * Likes to sing nursery rhymes | * Scribbles in circles, will copy in lines and sometimes will draw a V * Holds pencil nearer to the tip and uses tripod grasp * When shown a photo of someone they know, they can identify them * Can build a six cube tower * Will carefully turn the pages of a book * Can do simple jigsaw puzzles | * May be ready for toilet training * Will play happily alongside other children but doesn’t actually play with them (parallel play) * Can feed self with a spoon with no problems * Says ‘mine’ a lot when others try to play with his favourite toy * Takes exception if others get attention from his parent or carer | * Like role play or pretend play * Can be clingy when upset but also can be defiant when told off * Likes to explore but no sense of danger * Reluctant to compromise * Doesn’t