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Developments through the human lifespan

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Contents Page. Page 1: Introduction Page 2: Infancy (0-3 Months) Page 3: Childhood (3-11 years) Page 4: Childhood (3-11years) Page 5: Childhood (3-11years) Page 6: Adolescence (11-18years) Page 7: Adolescence (11-18years) Page 8: Adolescence (11-18years) Page 9: Old age (65years+) Page 10: Old age (65years+) INFANCY (0-3 YEARS)... Infancy is from the ages 0-3years old. It's a time of rapid growth. During this period of time most changes occur. At this age children develop physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills. When a baby is born they are helpless and depend on their carer in order for them to survive. Physical- At this age children are very helpless and depend hugely on their carer to survive. In order for this to happen when they are born they are born with reflexes. These include rooting, sucking, swallowing, grasping and stepping. Intellectual - Intellectual development is the development of the mind, where you begin to remember things, recognise things and know and understand the things are around you. ...read more.


Emotional- From the age of three the child begins to realise that they are their own being from their parents. Meaning they become a bit more independent and less self-centred. And this time they start to test their parents and see what their limits are. And because of this it may lead to some emotions like nervousness, scared, frustration, happiness, excitement and the list can go on. Also they feel a sense of accomplishment, for example when they realise they've achieved something by themselves. Social- A child's social development is very important during this period of time. They should be able to interact with others around them. They gain friendships with others and gain confidence with their social groups. As a pre schooler they gain better speaking skills. However they may still rely on their parents to settle deputes. Social development during the preschool years is usually learning how to share with people around you and play together. Adolescence (11-18) At this stage is the physical and mental human development. ...read more.


Physical- A lot of physical change occurs at this age. Old age causes you to get: 1. wrinkles and liver spots 2. Hair colour changes to grey or white. 3. Hair drops. 4. Ability to think clearer 5. Memory loss Intellectual- A this stage old people tend to find it difficult to solve problems quickly as they have memory loss and their brains are a bit slower. In addition, they can still learn and do activities such as bingo ect. Some of the elderly may be either more active or more isolated. Active as in they walk around and eat healthy foods. The isolated one is those who are less in use of the physical and intellectual skills. Emotional- At this stage the elderly have then retired meaning they are able to socialise with friends and family. In addition, they can contribute more to the community and with helping people. Social- At this stage the elderly may either be very interactive as they have lots of free time socialising with friends and family around them or less interactive as they are no longer working with colleges and socialising. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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