1. infancy (0–3);
2. childhood (4–10);
3. adolescence (11–18);
4. adulthood (19–65);
5. later adulthood (65+).
refers to an increase in physical size (taller, smaller, heavier, lighter, stronger, weaker). Growth is just a physical occurrence. It is something everyone does
is concerned with the emergence and increase in more difficult skills, abilities and emotions. Development is about the learning of new skills throughout all life stages. People develop some skills better than others. Development can happen physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.
are things which make a person or thing unique/individual.
Milestones of Development
Measured points in a person’s life when they increase in skill.
Increasing in skills in an order
Gross Motor Skill and Fine Motor Skill
Skills using smaller muscles e.g. Fingers and Skills using large muscles e.g. arms, legs
Norm and ‘Norm of growth and development’
norm - means average
‘Norm of growth and development’ is the average of what is expected to happen at that age/stage
A chart showing the average or norm for a child’s age
The line you expect an average child to follow on a centile chart
The health worker who assists with pregnancy and labour up until 10 days after the birth.
The health worker who takes over from the Midwife and gives help and advice up to age 5.