Barnardos. (2002). Information Pack: Child Development. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/626
This information pack covers several aspects of child development. First, it examines
cognitive development, or the development of mental and motor skills. Cognitive development
is described in this packet in terms of two of the most well known theories on the subject— Jean
Piaget’s four stages of cognitive development and the information processing theory. The second
aspect of child development that is examined is physical development. Physical development
starts from the day of birth and advances rapidly. Changes can be seen weekly in infanthood and,
though the process of physical development slows drastically, development continues into
adulthood. The third aspect of development that this pack examines is social and emotional
development. Humans go from birth, where they only possess four innate emotions, to
adolescence, where they face a complicated quest for identity.
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