EDU 305 Week 2 Day 7 Weekly Summary-1

EDU 305 Week 2 Day 7 Weekly Summary-1 - Chapter five talks...

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Chapter five talks about the proportions of the body changing in infants and toddlers. There are two different types of changes which are the Cephalocaudal trend and the Proximodistal trend. The Cephalocaudal trend is when the head develops faster than the lower part of the body. The Proximodistal trend is when the body grows from the center and outward. The best way to measure a child’s physical maturity is to use their skeletal age. The skeletal age is when you measure the development of the bones in the body. When a child is born the bones of their skull is separated by six fontanels or soft spots. These soft spots allow the brain to grow and develop neurons or nerve cells that will transmit information to each other. Neurons that are not used are switched to an uncommitted manner so that they can be used later for future developments. The cerebral cortex contains most of the neurons and holds about eighty-five percent of the weight for the brain. Two types of brain
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