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Characteristics of Developmental Periods

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Characteristics of Developmental Periods Infancy is the first stage in the developmental period, and applies to children from birth until age two. Children during this period experience rapid growth and change in magnitude. Gross motor skills change in quality and assess, mobility is refined, and independence sometimes come early with encouragement. If parents provide appropriate activities and experiences, not be pushy to reach milestones, celebrate the growth patterns, and be aware of possible delays; in doing so they are providing a sufficient environment for appropriate aggression. Early childhood is the second period with children ranging between the ages of two until six. Children typically loose most of the “baby fat”, and the arms and legs have become longer. The speech is also improved and running, hoping, skipping, and pencil grip is improved as well. Gross motor skills are refined the most during this period, and if there were any delays it would
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Unformatted text preview: be noticed during this time period. Children these ages range differently and progress differently as well. The middle childhood period occurs when children are between six and ten years old. Children are still consistent in gaining weight and height. Gross motor skills have been acquired with integration into structured play. Early adolescence period has children ranging between 10-14 years old. Sporadic periods of rapid growth occur along with the beginning of puberty, physical changes that may give self consciousness, and risk taking behavior. Late adolescence is the last period of the developmental periods with children ranging between the ages of 14-18. Girls complete growth while boys are still ongoing with their growth. Sexual activity increases along with greater risk taking behavior. Physical abilities in each gender are apparent and boys seek sexual activity more than girls. Adolescences are less likely to get medical care than younger children....
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