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Ch 10: Human Development in Middle Childhood

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In these lessons, discover more about the physical and mental development that takes place during middle childhood. Get ready for an exam, raise your grades, or simply use this human development chapter to complete CE credit requirements.

Human Development in Middle Childhood - Chapter Summary

Human development has been divided into several stages, and during each stage the body and the mind contend with new obstacles and challenges. These lessons review the developmental stages occurring during the time of middle childhood, and the chapter covers a broad range of health concerns, social interactions, disorders, and mental development.

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These lessons on middle childhood development help you out with the following:

  • Defining fitness, health, and physical development
  • Assessing behavioral and emotional disorders
  • Diagnosing ADHD
  • Understanding peer relationships
  • Examining the impact of school on emotional and social development
  • Discussing esilience, stress, and adjustment difficulties
  • Detailing the effects of social issues on development
  • Exploring Piaget's logical principles and the concrete operational stage
  • Understanding reciprocity, reversibility, and change
  • Analyzing middle childhood meta-cognition, memory, and attention development
  • Learning about causes, diagnoses, and treatments for learning disabilities and disorders

13 Lessons in Chapter 10: Human Development in Middle Childhood
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Physical Development in Middle Childhood

1. Physical Development in Middle Childhood

Between the ages of seven and twelve, children physically grow and change in ways that influence every part of their lives. In this lesson, we'll look at the ways that physical and brain development impact emotional and intellectual abilities.

Health and Fitness in Middle Childhood

2. Health and Fitness in Middle Childhood

The United States is facing a crisis of childhood obesity. But how can we fight this epidemic? Watch this video to learn about how children grow in middle childhood and how fitness and nutrition can help with the problem of obesity.

Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome

3. Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome

If you have never met a person with Asperger syndrome, you might wonder how they differ from you. In this lesson, we'll explore the behaviors common to people with Asperger and other autism spectrum disorders.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

4. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

This lesson explores common characteristics of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as the best practices for teaching learners with this disorder.

Peer Relationships in Middle Childhood

5. Peer Relationships in Middle Childhood

As children grow, they become more independent of their parents and turn to their peers more often. In this lesson, we'll examine children's evolving concepts of friendship, peer group norms, social conformity, and social comparison.

The Role of School in Children's Social & Emotional Development

6. The Role of School in Children's Social & Emotional Development

Every parent knows how much school can influence a child. But in what ways is this influence positive? In this lesson, we'll examine how going to school can impact a child's development, including how children learn from each other and how motivation impacts achievement.

Stress and Resilience in Middle Childhood

7. Stress and Resilience in Middle Childhood

Childhood can be a stressful time. But what causes children to feel stress, and how can they deal with it? Watch this lesson to find out what factors impact how much stress a child feels, and what properties of resilience allow children to deal with stress.

Adjustment Difficulty in Middle Childhood

8. Adjustment Difficulty in Middle Childhood

What happens when a child has social or emotional problems? In this lesson, we'll look at adjustment issues in middle childhood, including anxiety, school phobia and depression, and what parents can do to help their children.

Social Issues in Middle Childhood & Their Effects on Development

9. Social Issues in Middle Childhood & Their Effects on Development

Children grow and develop in many ways. But sometimes issues at home or school can get in the way of development. In this lesson, we'll look at some issues that might contribute to developmental problems in a child's life.

Concrete Operational Stage of Child Development: Piaget's Logical Principles

10. Concrete Operational Stage of Child Development: Piaget's Logical Principles

As children age, they begin to understand the world in new ways. In this lesson, we'll look at Piaget's concrete operational stage of development and cognitive gains made during that time, including classification, seriation, and transitivity.

Understanding Change in Middle Childhood: Reversibility & Reciprocity

11. Understanding Change in Middle Childhood: Reversibility & Reciprocity

As children grow and learn, they begin to understand the world in more and more complex ways. In this lesson, we'll examine cognitive developments made in middle childhood, including the concepts of reversibility and reciprocity.

Attention, Memory, and Meta-Cognition Development in Middle Childhood

12. Attention, Memory, and Meta-Cognition Development in Middle Childhood

As kids grow and age, their intellectual (or cognitive) skills develop as well. Watch this lesson to find out more about cognitive development in childhood, including the relationship between attention and memory, and the skill of meta-cognition.

Learning Disorders and Disabilities: Definition, Causes, Treatment and Diagnosis

13. Learning Disorders and Disabilities: Definition, Causes, Treatment and Diagnosis

Why do some students struggle to learn? What types of learning disabilities affect students? In this lesson, we'll look closely at three common learning disorders: dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.

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