FCE Chapter 9 LECTURE

FCE Chapter 9 LECTURE - FCE 225 Notes 2/26/08 Chapter 9...

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FCE 225 Notes 2/26/08 Chapter 9 Growth and Body Changes Children grow more slowly in middle childhood 5-6 lbs. per year 2 in. per year Muscle strength and lung capacity increase Thus they have greater endurance and speed Motor Development More skill in controlling body develops. Physical growth slows temporarily. This slow-down allows them time to learn to use their body more efficiently You will see an increase in activities that require coordination: jumping rope, riding bike, soccer, baseball… Brain Development Capacity, speed, and efficiency of brain processes increases Neglect, maltreatment and trauma can interrupt proper brain development However, the plasticity of their brains allows for improvement Dyslexia: Disorder in which an otherwise normally intelligent, healthy child, or adult has extreme difficulty learning to read. In the language area of the cerebral cortex, the layers are disorganized and whirled with large cells.
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FCE Chapter 9 LECTURE - FCE 225 Notes 2/26/08 Chapter 9...

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