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CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 1Stages of Child and Adolescent Development – Part IITorkwase’ MitchellGrand Canyon University – EDU 500Dr. Pringle
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 2Understanding the Unique Aspects of Development Guide EngagementAs an educator, they are many roles played in the development of each student. When understanding the unique aspects of development to guide engagement we must appreciate the differences each child possesses and understand the stage of development they are in. There are various appearances of development which are: Social-Emotional, Physical, Cognitive, and Linguistic. These occur from birth to the adolescence years. According to (Henderson, 2017) he states that “If educators are able to decide what students learning differences are, then we can suggest learning theories and concepts to which ones are applicable to assisting the students through the school year to be successful”. Forme to be engaging and meet the educational capabilities of all my students, I must know what their developmental stages are. An example would be if I know I have a struggling student who is not able to decode words to read because they do not know the letters and sounds of the alphabet, then it is determined that their cognitive development isn’t as strong as the other students in the classroom. According to Piaget, (Herr,