Development DT

Why study child development? 

  • education - helps parents/educators raise or contribute to raise children effectively 
  • social policy - lead society to adopt wiser policies that promote chldren's wellbeing 

Development chronology

  • period of life 
  • > prenatal period 
  • > infancy 
  • > toddlerhood
  • > preschool period
  • > middle childhood
  • > adolescence
  • approximate age 
  • > conception to birth
  • > birth to 18 months
  • > 18 months to 3 years
  • > 3 to 5 years
  • > 6 to 12 years
  • > 12 to 20 years

Development

  • refers to systematic changes and continuities that individuals display over course of their lives
  • two major processes:
  • > maturation - developmental changes in body or behaviour…

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