Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life


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The process of growth and change that all humans go through is called _____.

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1. Trent is six months old. When his grandmother saw him last month, he was just starting to roll over. Now Trent can crawl. Which of the following is the BEST reason for why Trent has learned so much in such a short time?

2. Identify the two factors that contribute to a child's brain development in the first two years of their life.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These learning tools will help you assess what you know about how the brain develops in infancy and through the first two years of life. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include what the sensory cortex is responsible for and what the ability of the brain to adapt is called.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Term for the process of growth in humans
  • Term for the ability of the brain to change and adapt
  • What the brain increases in during the first two years of life
  • Responsibilities of the sensory cortex
  • What the motor cortex does

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about brain development in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as sensory cortex and neuroplasticity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how the brain changes and develops during the first two years

Additional Learning

To learn more about early child development, review the related lesson called Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss brain development in the first two years of life
  • Learn about the role of neuroplasticity in brain development
  • Discuss how the motor and sensory cortexes of the brain work
  • Discuss developmental milestones in the first two years