Health and Social Care Unit 4 P1

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Growth- An increase in some measured quantity, such as height or weight.
Development- Complex changes including an increase in skills, abilities and capabilities.
Developmental Norms- Description of an average set of expectations with respect to an infant or child’s development.
Developmental Milestones- Developmental milestones can describe the skills children may be expected to develop during the first months and years of life.
Life course- A life course is a map of what is expected to happen at the various stages of the human life cycle.
Maturation- When development is assumed to be due to a genetically programmed sequence of change.
Life expectancy- An estimate of the number of years that a person can expect to live (on average).
Holistic Development- A person’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development as a whole. Development can be analysed under each of the individual categories to help identify issues but, in life, the categories can interact. Physical Development- Physical development is the changes within the body over periods of time for example the development and growth of organs, muscles and bones. These developments are often marked by stages such as puberty.
Intellectual Development – We do not simply learn more as we grow older- we also develop more useful ways of thinking. It is believed there are four stages of intellectual development which mature or ‘unfold’. Your ability to use formal logical thought may depend on how much encouragement you have received to think logically. The ability to use formal language may not be part of a process of maturation- it may depend on education.
Language Development- It is the ability to develop a signed or spoken language that is genetically programmed into us, children often develop language at faster rates, language develops because of maturation.…...

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