u3d1 lifespan.docx - Explain the method or methods...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 2 pages.

Explain the method or methods professionals could use to determine whether a young child has reached appropriate cognitive milestones linked to cognitive theories in early childhood. For example, how could a young child demonstrate object permanence, conservation, or scaffolding? Professional Evaluation of Cognitive Milestones Developmental milestones are what every pediatrician address’ during regular infant/toddler/child check-ups (AAP, 2020). For example, does the 6-month-old baby babble and sit unassisted, or can the one year old speak a few words or walk yet? These may be questions that the pediatrician will ask the parents to self-report on during regular check-ups, to evaluate developmental milestones. These milestones include physical and motor skills, language, cognitive and play development (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015). For the purpose of this discussion, we will focus on cognitive development milestones and how they can be assessed. Cognitive Development Cognitive development is the process in which individuals think, learn and explore. It is where knowledge, problem-solving and environmental understanding is developed; brain development. Jean Piaget named the stage from 0 months to 2 years old, the sensorimotor stage of development, and the stage from 2 to 7 as the preoperational stage. Piaget’s developmental theory and its concepts still hold to be the true groundwork for understanding cognitive development, even with all of the research that succeeded his work (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015).

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture