Ch 1: Human Growth & Development Basics

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Before you take a big test, refresh your understanding of the basics of human development and growth by using this chapter. In this series of video and text lessons, you'll review these topics while the lesson quizzes and chapter test will assess your knowledge of what you've studied.

Human Growth & Development Basics - Chapter Summary

With this engaging chapter, we've provided a study resource that covers human development and growth basics. Some of the subjects outlined here by our expert instructors include developmental skill milestones for children, perceptual motor and physical development as well as the relationship between infant perceptual development and the five senses. After you finish this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Outline the sensitive periods of development from birth to age 6
  • Detail the development of cognitive skills in children
  • Identify the theories and stages of language acquisition
  • Discuss social development theories associated with human development and growth
  • Explain emotional development throughout the lifespan
  • Give examples of abnormal human development
  • Describe the impact that disabilities have on the self and others
  • Define the effects and impacts of developmental abnormalities on children and their learning

Tackle these and other challenging subjects with ease when you have help from our user-friendly and thorough learning materials. In generally less than 10 minutes, our video lessons cover these topics clearly and feature video tabs to make it simple to quickly navigate the video. These, and all of our lessons, are accessible to you on your mobile phone, computer or tablet for study any time that works well for you.

12 Lessons in Chapter 1: Human Growth & Development Basics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Developmental Skills for Children: Milestones, Definition & Examples

1. Developmental Skills for Children: Milestones, Definition & Examples

You will learn about the social/emotional, language, cognitive, and physical milestones for young children through age 5. Test your knowledge at the end of the lesson with a quiz.

What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

2. What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

Everyone grows and changes throughout their lives. In this lesson, we'll look at some important times in physical development, including childhood and old age, and how physical development contributes to other types of development.

Perceptual Motor Development: Definition & Components

3. Perceptual Motor Development: Definition & Components

Perceptual motor development occurs in infants, toddlers, and young children as they learn to match their physical responses to stimuli they perceive from their surrounding environment. This lesson will dive more into these concepts.

Infant Perceptual Development and the Five Senses

4. Infant Perceptual Development and the Five Senses

What is habituation and how does it affect perceptual development in an infant? Learn the answer to this question and more as this lesson explores sensory development in infants.

The Sensitive Periods of Development: Birth to Age 6

5. The Sensitive Periods of Development: Birth to Age 6

The phrase 'sensitive periods in human development' may sound like it refers to moody teenagers, but it actually refers to periods of time when a child easily absorbs information in a specific way. The most important sensitive periods occur between birth and age six. Learn more in this lesson.

What Are Cognitive Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Training

6. What Are Cognitive Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Training

Children develop cognitive skills rapidly in the first few years of life and build on them progressively throughout grade school. In this lesson, you'll learn about three essential cognitive skills, as well as explore cognitive milestones from two to 12 years of age.

What Is Language Acquisition? - Theories & Stages

7. What Is Language Acquisition? - Theories & Stages

How do non-speaking infants become vocal toddlers? Is learning language a natural event, or are we taught how to speak from those around us? Read on to discover theories on how we develop language and learn to communicate.

Social Development Theories in Human Growth and Development

8. Social Development Theories in Human Growth and Development

There are various theories on the social development of children. In this lesson, we will follow Sally as she meets with different psychologists, learning and differentiating between three of the most popular theories: psychoanalytic, social learning and attachment.

Emotional Development Through the Lifespan

9. Emotional Development Through the Lifespan

The expression and experience of emotion develops and changes throughout the lifespan. This lesson will examine this process, and end with a short quiz to test what you have learned.

Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples

10. Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples

Abnormal development occurs when a person develops an unusual pattern of behavior, emotion or thought. In this lesson, you will learn what abnormal development is, how it is determined and examine different examples.

Impact of Disabilities on Self & Others Across the Life Span

11. Impact of Disabilities on Self & Others Across the Life Span

Individuals with disabilities often have special needs and face unique challenges throughout life. This lesson will examine the impact of disabilities on individuals, families and society.

Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

12. Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

Developmental abnormalities in children have an impact on their learning and social skills. Examine an example in this lesson that will help you learn about the importance of early intervention.

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