Developmental Matrix

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Development Matrix
Part I – Developmental Stages
For each developmental domain, physical, cognitive, and social, identify two major changes or challenges associated with the following stages: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

Stage of Development | Physical Development | Cognitive Development | Social Development | Childhood | This is when a child begins to grow, crawl, walk, talk. They begin to develop gross and fine motor skills. | Their play will move from simple make-believe to plots involving more characters and scenarios, and games with sophisticated rules. | Children at this age can be very possessive and have difficulty sharing. Toddlers tend to have rapid mood swings. While their emotions can be very intense, these feelings also tend to be quite short-lived. | Adolescence | This is normally when a child hits puberty. Also, this is when a child’s body has what are referred to as “growth spurts”. Interestingly, the child’s hands and feet tend to grow before the torso. | The brain is still developing during the adolescence stage of life. A child in this stage tends to have more immature and impulsive behaviors. | A child tends to look at their parents for influence during this stage of life, but peer pressures are still a factor. Romantic and sexual relationships become very important in this stage of life. | Adulthood | During early adulthood a person may continue to add a bit of height and weight. Hormonal changes also continue to occur, but the effects are less pronounced than they were during adolescence. During middle adulthood the most noticeable changes is the loss of skin elasticity, development of fine lines and wrinkles, weight gain, hair thinning, graying, menopause. During late adulthood wrinkles become more defined, age spots, more weight gain, slow reactions, loss of eyesight and hearing, and age related diseases present such…...

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