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Understanding the Stages Of Child Development

About the Course

It is not uncommon for adults to respond to children and youth behavior based on their chronological age. Unfortunately, chronological age only tells how long the child or youth has been alive. What is more important is assessing the child or youth's developmental level in each of the developmental domains. Having this information will allow for more appropriate responses to a child or youth’s behavior or needs.

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will know the primary stages and milestones of typical physical, cognitive, social, sexual, and
emotional development in children and youth.

2. Participants will know the potential negative effects of abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse on children and youth's development.

3. Participants will know Indicators of developmental delay or other problems.

4. Participants will know what should be expected of children and youth at different ages and stages of

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