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A young child’s physical growth begins as muscles gain strength with use, and children gradually develop coordination. The development of muscular control is the first step.
When we observe a young child from infancy onwards we look for the basic requirements for normal development.
Voluntary or Skeletal Muscles.
Personal skills consist of six sections of skills:
- Self Care
- Attention Span
These skills are innate to each child and will vary in each child depending on the opportunity the child has to learn skills of independence.
Communication is a process starting with a person who wishes to share or send a message to a person who in turn receives the message.
Caregivers can help children develop good speech and language skills by understanding speech and language patterns and the correct terminology.
All young children can be naughty, defiant and impulsive from time to time which is perfectly normal. However, some children have extremely challenging behaviours that are outside the norm for their age. Some disorders covered in this workshop are tics, stuttering, anxiety disorders, disruptive behaviour, sleeping problems, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder and ADHD.
How children learn-An overview of how children develop and learn.
From the birth of a baby to what influences a child’s learning environment. Positive and Negative reinforcement. What is egocentric?
A 2 hour Certificate of Completion is issued for this workshop.