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Ch 4: Factors Affecting Childhood Development

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Engaging and information-packed, this chapter on factors affecting childhood development can enhance your understanding of social norms and how neglect impacts child growth, among other topics. Concise video lessons and quizzes can simplify the process of preparing for an exam.

Factors Affecting Childhood Development - Chapter Summary

Deepen your understanding of factors affecting childhood development in very little time. Some of the topics covered include the effects of physical disabilities on human development and how children are affected by parental substance abuse. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready to:

  • Explain how abuse impacts child development
  • Provide examples of developmental milestones in children
  • Outline how chronic illness affects human development
  • Give examples of social norms in adults
  • Discuss the impact of cultural identity on emotional development
  • Link early childhood development with socioeconomic status
  • Explain how environment affects language development in children
  • Describe how divorce affects children

Our professional instructors deliver engaging lessons to help you improve your knowledge of factors affecting childhood development. You can even gauge your understanding of the topics covered by completing a short quiz that's available for each lesson. To stay organized as you work through the chapter, you can track the lessons you've completed and your quiz results using your personal Dashboard.

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: Factors Affecting Childhood Development
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The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

1. The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

A healthy family relationship can contribute positively to the growth and development of a child. Unfortunately, unhealthy and abusive relationships do occur. This lesson will describe characteristics of abusers and the impact of abuse on a child's growth and development.

What Are Developmental Milestones in Children? - Table, Definition & Examples

2. What Are Developmental Milestones in Children? - Table, Definition & Examples

Developmental milestones are an important way for anyone working with children to measure their developmental progress in several important areas. Learn four key areas to assess, the main milestones from three months of age to five years and test your knowledge with quiz questions.

Chronic Illness & Physical Disabilities: Effects on Human Development

3. Chronic Illness & Physical Disabilities: Effects on Human Development

What are chronic illnesses and physical disabilities? How do these conditions impact both the individual and society? Learn the answers to these questions in this lesson and test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults

4. What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults

In this lesson, you will gain an understanding of social norms and define related terms. You will also examine the effects of social norms in infants, children, adolescents, and adults.

How Culture Identity Impacts Early Childhood Development

5. How Culture Identity Impacts Early Childhood Development

In this lesson, we explain the ways in which cultural identity impacts cognitive, emotional, social, physical, and language development in children ages 2-5 and provide examples for each developmental domain.

How Socioeconomic Status Impacts Early Childhood Development

6. How Socioeconomic Status Impacts Early Childhood Development

There are many genetic and environmental factors that are key to early childhood development. In this lesson, you'll learn how a child's socioeconomic status affects various areas of their early childhood development.

Social Issues that Impact Early Childhood Development

7. Social Issues that Impact Early Childhood Development

Young children are growing and changing every day as part of early childhood development. But what happens when issues get in the way of development? Watch this video for more information on how divorce and parental substance abuse can affect children.

How Environment Impacts Early Childhood Development

8. How Environment Impacts Early Childhood Development

This lesson explores how environment impacts cognitive, emotional, social, physical, and language development in children ages two to five and provides examples of some of the possible environmental factors.

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