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By K. Eileen Allen

Ideal FOR EARLY youth pros, CAREGIVERS and oldsters ALIKE, this booklet is a simple, non-technical advisor to a kid's improvement, starting ahead of beginning via age 8. this can be an easy-to-use software for comparing developmental milestones, development styles, day-by-day workouts, and actions. those authors are either skilled in educating, baby care concerns, and feature authored specialist references concerning baby improvement.

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B. are born prematurely and have below-average birth weight. c. experience behavior and learning problems. PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT 47 ANSWERS Chapter 3 Test Your Knowledge TO Review 1. (any three) Professional prenatal care; good nutrition; adequate rest; moderate weight gain; regular exercise; positive emotional state; mother’s age and general health. 2. (any three) Consumption of alcohol; maternal smoking; addictive drugs; exposure to hazardous chemicals; some medications; maternal infections. 3.

It also has a direct influence on determining whether children are likely to achieve their potential in each of the other developmental areas, including intellectual achievement. sphincter—The muscles necessary to accomplish bowel and bladder control. GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 25 Motor development refers to a child’s ability to move about and control various body parts. Refinements in motor development depend on maturation of the brain, input from the sensory system, increased bulk and number of muscle fibers, a healthy nervous system, and opportunities to practice.

ANSWERS Chapter 1 Test Your Knowledge TO Review 1. a. Maturational theory: Internal forces such as biology and genetics are put forth as being mainly responsible for all aspects of human development. (Often referred to as the nature approach to explaining development: the infant is inherently “programmed” to grow and develop in a particular way). b. Psychoanalytic theory: The inference is that much of human behavior, from birth on, is governed by psychological processes, many of which are triggered by unconscious or involuntary forces associated with the individual’s psyche.

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