• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

PYSICAL, INTELLECTUAL, EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE LIFE STAGES

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

PYSICAL, INTELLECTUAL, EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE LIFE STAGES There are 8 live stages in total; these are the stages a person goes through during the course of their life. These stages are conception, pregnancy, birth and infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, older adulthood and the final stages of life. Conception and Pregnancy Conception is when a live sperm penetrates a newly released mature egg successfully and the cells begin to multiply. The sperm meets the egg during sexual intercourse when thousands of sperm are released into the woman's vagina. It only takes one of these sperm to penetrate the egg, but even if intercourse takes place at the correct time in a perfectly healthy couple there is only a 30% chance of the woman becoming pregnant. Once the egg is fertilized it continues its journey to the womb, which usually takes a couple of days. When it gets there it embeds itself into the lining of the womb. The two cells, the egg and sperm, a known as haploid cells, when they fuse together they are called a zygote and are now a single haploid cell. The word Zygote comes from the Greek word "zugotos" which simply means joined. The zygote is now dividing rapidly into a hollow ball of unspecialized stem cells; this is now known as an embryo. The embryo continues to grow and develop rapidly, it starts to look more like a baby and grows organs and features at different stages of development; it is now known as a feotus. ...read more.

Middle

Also children now like taking things apart, such as toys, this is why some toys come with warning on them that they are not to be given to children under the age of 3 years, as small bits can be taken off them and put into their mouths and therefore can be swallowed. Children also learn to follow simple on step instructions and begin to understand the meaning of the word no. Children now also begin to be able to point out objects in books, this is why it's important to introduce children to books at such young ages, as the earlier the learn to recognise objects the earlier they begin to recognise words by matching them with the pictures. This is the beginning of the learning to read process. Emotional Development Emotional development up to the age of 18 months is basically just the attachment of relationships and bonding between child and carer. Between the ages of 2 and 3 months a child learns to understand the word "I" and recognises that you exist and are separate from others. Between the ages of 9 and 12 months a child begins to learn to recognise themselves in a mirror or photo, this is developing self awareness and this lead to self concept. Self concept is made up of two things which together give us the way we think of ourselves, these two things are, self-esteem; how we value ourselves, and self-image; people's reactions to us. ...read more.

Conclusion

the child's milk teeth fall out, the age at which this starts depends on the child and how well the look after their milk teeth. A child's face also gets thinner as the child grows; this is because the "puppy fat" around the cheeks begins to disappear. Sometimes the babies face shape doesn't actually change but just comes more into proportion with the rest of the child. Also hair colours tends to get darker, a child who is born with blonde hair tends to have darker hair when they grow older, hair can also go from curly to straight or straight to curly. Up until about the age of 7 girls and boys both grow at similar rates, although this rate varies from person to person, however when a child reaches the age of about 7 the rate at which they grow varies depending on whether they are male or female, Females tend to grow at a quicker rate than boys at primary school age, and although most males end up being taller than females, females have their growth spurts early. By the age of nine children continue to grow in size, strength and co-ordination, with all their gross and fine motor skills becoming stronger. Handwriting becomes a lot neater as they get older as they have more control over their hands, also this sense of co-ordination helps them to play sports such as swimming, tennis and football, and also helps them in activities such as painting, model making and playing musical instruments. ?? ?? ?? ?? Page | 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Healthcare section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Here's what a teacher thought of this essay

3 star(s)

A fairly good essay that discusses developments in infancy and some in childhood only. It would appear unfinished in relation to the title.

The writer has included some of the relevant milestones but focuses on physical to a far greater extent. This is quite common in this form of essay and it could be enhanced by discussing the other PIES in the same detail.

***

Marked by teacher Sam Morran 26/09/2013

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Healthcare essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Explain two specific behaviors using psychological perspectives

    5 star(s)

    Another example would be that if the child's mother had a phobia of public spaces (agoraphobia) then there is more chances of the child learning this behavior. "A child might become arachnophobia because they grow up watching a parent scream every time they see a spider" this shows that most

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Development Through the Life Stages

    3 star(s)

    Infancy Children change in how quickly they develop large motor skills. This development occurs in stages, each building upon the other ones. The environment encourages physical development through explorations. Physical Development helps children gain confidence in what they can do.

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Factors that influence child development

    3 star(s)

    Bonding A child develops strong feelings for their carers they form bonds of attachments. Holding a baby close gives them a sense of security. A child's first emotional bond is usually with their mother primary carer. The more a baby is cuddled the stronger the bond becomes but if the

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Describe the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development for each of the life stages ...

    3 star(s)

    He would also know how to react to his own emotions and what to do when he is sad or angry. Eminem decided to drop out of school at the age of 13 after failing his 9th grade for the third time in a row.

  1. Personal & professional development in Health & Social care.n this assignment I am going ...

    that describe the standards of professional conduct and practice required of social care workers as they go about their daily work. The career pathway of becoming a social worker could start from taking up the course of BTEC national in health and social care level 1, 2 or 3 or

  2. For Early years and education A04 I am going to plan and carry out ...

    I would hope that the child would learn to read and follow instructions carefully so that the cakes will turn out successfully. This would be the consequence of correctly following instructions as it would enable the activity to run smoothly and safely.

  1. Explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development from birth to 19 ...

    sitting with support to sitting alone, roll from their tummy to their back and begin to crawl or shuffle on their bottom. Pulling or pushing against an adults hand to reach a standing position, raise arms to be lifted, turn to look when their name has been called and to try and reach for food to put in their mouth.

  2. Childhood development - example of a celebrity, Demi Lovato.

    Demi will be sensitive and may not react very well to being told off especially in front of her peers. Adolescence 10-20 Physical development- demi would start to develop some changes at this time of her childhood. The sudden changes that Demi is going through will make her feel very self-conscious, sensitive, and worried about her body image.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work