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The treatment in the “Language” sections in this article deals specifically with a child’s acquisition of the English language and does not represent a worldwide view of the subject. This article needs additional citations for verification. Views of a Foetus in the Womb detail. Child development stages are the theoretical milestones of child development, some of which are asserted in nativist theories. This article discusses the most widely accepted developmental stages in children.
Holistic development sees the child in the round, as a whole person – physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially, morally, culturally and spiritually. Learning about child development involves studying patterns of growth and development, from which guidelines for ‘normal’ development are construed. Developmental norms are sometimes called milestones – they define the recognised pattern of development that children are expected to follow. One way to identify pervasive developmental disorders is if infants fail to meet the development milestones in time or at all. When held upright, holds head erect and steady. Serves to practice emerging visual skills. Begins to jump with both feet.
Supinate grasping position usually seen as first grasping position utilized. Be able to recognise their favourite songs, and will try to join in. Most children with autism are diagnosed at this age. Between 4 and 6 years, the classic tripod grip develops and is made more efficient. Skips on both feet and hops.
At this age onto age 7, adult muscle activation pattern in walking is complete. Leads to head control and trunk coordination while walking, by at least age 8. Head and chest circumference are nearly equal to the part of the abdomen. Head circumference increases approximately 2 cm per month until two months, then increases 1.
5 cm per month until four months. Increases are an important indication of continued brain growth. Continues to breathe using abdominal muscles. Skin remains sensitive and easily irritated.
Responds to and thrives on warm, sensitive physical contact and care. The infant has trouble focusing on objects and could barely make out images with its eyes. Rooting and sucking reflexes are well developed. Holds hands in an open or semi-open position.