Assignment 1 – Understanding Development and Supporting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Essay

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Assignment 1 – Understanding development and supporting equality, diversity and inclusion.


a. Explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development from birth – 19 years

The main areas of development include: physical development, social and emotional development, intellectual development and language development. Through physical development,

By age one young child is developing fallowing motoring skills.

Child sits without support and crawls

pulls self to standing position and stands with help and without

Girls ’rapid growth is generally tapering off, while many boys have yet to see the beginning of their much anticipated growth spurt. By the end of this period most girls will be near their adult height; boys may continue to grow until age 18 or 19.

Girls: ✓ growth in height continues, but at a slower pace than earlier; adult height is reached by age 16 or 17 ✓ breast development continues ✓ pubic hair thickens, darkens, and takes on adult triangular pattern ✓ underarm hair thickens ✓ hips widen; fat deposits in buttocks, legs and stomach increase ✓ menstrual periods become regular; ovulation is established; pregnancy becomes possible

Boys: ✓ rapid growth in height and weight ✓ muscles fill out and strength increases dramatically ✓ voice deepens ✓ pubic and underarm hair appears and thickens ✓ body hair increases ✓ penis, scrotum, and testes enlarge ✓ ejaculation and nocturnal emissions occur

Both Girls and Boys: ✓ always hungry;