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Ch 4: TExES School Counselor: Physical & Motor Development

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Watch short videos to explore physical and motor development and strengthen your preparations for the TExES School Counselor assessment. Gain greater insight into physical development, fine and gross motor skills and more as you study for the test.

TExES School Counselor: Physical & Motor Development - Chapter Summary

Some of the exam topics on the TExES School Counselor assessment might require you to revisit concepts you haven't explored in months or years. Make sure you're ready for any question you face related to physical and motor development by reviewing the lessons in this chapter. Getting reacquainted with this subject area can enable you to:

  • Explain human growth and development theories
  • Define physical development
  • Describe physical development in early and middle childhood
  • Discuss physical growth in adolescence
  • Share the meaning of fine and gross motor skills in children

This chapter offers a unique online learning experience that can benefit you greatly as you study for the assessment. Refresh your knowledge of physical and motor development from the comfort of your home, or access lessons on the go via your smartphone or tablet. In addition to gaining insights from quality instructors, this chapter allows you to send questions about lesson topics to our experts. When ready, test your comprehension of the lessons with self-assessment quizzes. A broader chapter exam is also available to gauge your readiness to take the test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: TExES School Counselor: Physical & Motor Development
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Human Growth and Development Theories

1. Human Growth and Development Theories

This lesson will give you an overview of the major human development theories. You will briefly examine their strengths and weaknesses and meet a few key figures from each theory.

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.

Physical Development in Early Childhood

3. Physical Development in Early Childhood

Between the ages of two and seven, children grow and develop dramatically. Watch this lesson to look at some of the physical developments in early childhood, including balance, fine motor coordination and brain development.

Physical Development in Middle Childhood

4. 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.

Physical Growth in Adolescence

5. Physical Growth in Adolescence

Adolescents go through many physical changes. Watch this lesson to find out some of the physical developments that happen during adolescence, including those related to puberty, growth spurts and gender differences in growth.

What Are Fine Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

6. What Are Fine Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

Think of toddlers at a daycare, or the young actors in the movie 'The Kindergarten Cop.' What comes to mind? Is it small children doing arts and crafts or possibly running around with scissors? These are examples of fine motor skills, which children should develop around this age.

What Are Gross Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

7. What Are Gross Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

Gross motor skills allow children to control those body movements that require the use of large muscles in the legs, arms, and torso. Learn more about gross motor skills from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

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