Areas of development birth to nineteen

As each child is individual their development is measured in milestones. Some develop faster than others and sometimes a child needs a little more time to go through one development stage. All areas of development are linked with each other and therefore it is important to have a balanced development.  In case of a delayed development it is crucial to help the child in this area. This can be achieved by providing the child with adequate Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy or Occupational Therapy, to name just a few possibilities.

A new born baby for example has to go through several stages of development before he/she will be able to turn from one side to the other, crawl, stand and finally be able to walk.

A toddler for example has to learn to control his/her emotions in order to form friendships with his/her peer group.

Children must have developed a form of communication in order to be able to learn for example how to read and write.

An adolescent has to have gone through several social and emotional development stages to be able to understand for example a critical matter discussed during his/her RE lesson in school.

Development stages a child goes through are;Naomi Mc Laughlan SEN Poster

 Preterm new-born infants – Delayed development, because of their prematurity

 Term new-born infants (0-28 days) – Personal, Social, Emotional and Physical Development

Infants and toddlers (>28 days to 23 month) – Personal, Social and Emotional

Communication, Language, Physical Development and Creative Development, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Physical Development

Children (2 to 11 years) Personal, Social and Emotional, Communication, Language and Literacy, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Physical Development and Creative Development

Adolescents (12 to 19 years) Personal, Social and Emotional, Communication,      Language and Literacy, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Physical Development and Creative Development

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