EDUC 501-Parent Education Powerpoint.pptx - Physical Development and Nutritional Needs for Adolescence(Ages 13-19 By Daniel Barnes Why is physical

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Physical Development and Nutritional Needs for Adolescence (Ages 13-19) By: Daniel Barnes
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Why is physical growth important? Adolescents experience a tremendous amount of physical growth and development. This rapid physical development begins during the prior developmental stage called Puberty and continues during adolescence. Adolescents go through so many changes in the body
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Changes in the body During adolescence, most growth in height generally occurs during one, single growth period, or "growth spurt. Girls normally start their growth spurt between the ages of 8 and 13 years, with the most rapid growth occurring between the ages of 10 and 13 years. Girls reach their adult height between the ages of 10 and 16 years. The average height of adult women is 5'5" Boys tend to begin their growth spurt a bit later than girls. On average, guys start their growth spurt between the ages of 10 and 16 years, with the most rapid growth occurring between the ages of 12 and 15 years. Boys reach their adult height between the ages of 13 and 17. the average height of adult men is 5'10"
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Gross Motor Development The motor development of children and adolescents, manifested by their physical fitness, is a complex of genetic, somatic, motor and behavioral components. These components are also affected by such social and family factors as income and education level, parents’ occupation, place of residence, family size or ethnicity. In adolescence, children develop increasing coordination and motor ability. They also gain greater physical strength and prolonged endurance. Adolescents are able to develop better distance judgment and hand-eye coordination than their younger counterparts. With practice, they can master the skills necessary for adult sports.
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Fine Motor Development Children learn and develop fine motor skills from infancy, and by the time a child reaches adolescence, he should be able to use his small hand muscles to accomplish daily tasks such as dressing himself, brushing his teeth and writing with a pencil.
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