Normal Development for Ages 16-18

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USA Child Development Group Project Summer 2014

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Normal Development for Ages 16-18:

Normal Development for Ages 16-18 By Whitney Brown and Jason Criss Child Development Dr. Erin Schwier

Fine/Gross Motor and Visual Motor Development:

Fine/Gross Motor and Visual Motor Development Rapid physical changes Great diversity in strength and size

Fine/Gross Motor and Visual Motor Development:

Fine/Gross Motor and Visual Motor Development Sexual maturity advances Periods of high energy and periods of fatigue

Cognitive Development:

Cognitive Development Ability to think abstractly Concerns for knowing the reasoning behind what they are being told and proof to back up the reasoning http://www.jaseinteractions.com/Templates/The-Masters-Educational-Award.html

Cognitive Development:

Cognitive Development Desire to do well Form their own opinions about real world matters Normal to not make a connection between learning from a book or lecture and relating it to real life experiences http://www.educationalappstore.com/easRating/learningoutcomes

Self Help and Adaptive Development:

Self Help and Adaptive Development Independent in: Grooming and Hygiene Dressing Preparation of simple meals Eating Community mobility Sleep patterns Education: completion of homework and study habits http://eldershield.weebly.com/

Self Help and Adaptive Development :

Self Help and Adaptive Development No adaptations are needed for ages 16-18 for normal developing teens http://www.kohlergenerators.com/home-generators/why-choose-kohler/index.html http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/going-to-school/back-to-school/transition/

Receptive and Expressive Communication Development:

Receptive and Expressive Communication Development Begin questioning authority Desire to interact with adults as adults http://passionateproject.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-generation-and-mentality-of-slave.html

Social, Emotional, and Personal Development :

Social, Emotional, and Personal Development Become socially vulnerable Have many friends and few confidants http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/why-we-only-have-so-many-new-best-friends-study/story-fnb64oi6-1226796547739?nk=9958895bc7dee7d61f8ecad4023aa0b8

Developmental Stage:

Developmental Stage Engage in: Demonstrations Debates Open-ended discovery Open-ended role playing Open-ended discussions Problem solving Hands on activities http://www.healthproponent.com/Problem-Solving.aspx

Developmental Stage:

Developmental Stage Physically teens go through: Puberty Changes in facial and body hair in boys Appearances in breasts in girls

Typical Games and Activities :

Typical Games and Activities Wide range of activities they emerge in socially Isolated, independent activities Free time spend in group settings Unlimited range of activities including : Electronic games Board/card games Teams sports http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/electronic-games.asp http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=28589& http://sportsnscience.utah.edu/the-psychology-of-individual-and-team-sports /

Experimental activity for the class:

Experimental activity for the class Set aside 15-30 uninterrupted minutes (turn off cell phone, TV, etc.) Take out your school year book from your junior or senior year of high school Take this time to thumb through your year book page by page and walk down memory lane Take time to think back about how coordinated you were. Did you play sports, an instrument, etc .? How were you developmentally as far as puberty? Were you shaving yet? What kind of things did you like to do for fun? What about school work? How were your study habits and your ability to retain the class material you were taught ? How were you relationships with others ? With guys? With girls? With your parents and other adults? What was important to you during this time in your life? Now stop and take a gut check- ask yourself how have you changed (or not) in these areas!

References:

References Child Development Guide: 16-19 Years. (2012, January 1). Retrieved June 16, 2014, from http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Child_Guide_Sixteen / Children’s Trust. Growth & Development: 16-18 Years. (2014, January 1). Retrieved June 16, 2014, from http://www.onetoughjob.org/tips/young-adults/growth-a-development-16-18-years Cognitive Development, Ages 15 to 18 Years- Topic Overview. (2012, April 6). Retrieved June 16, 2014, from http://www.webmd.com/parenting/tc/cognitive-development-ages-15-to-18-years-topic-overview Largo, R. H., Fischer, J. E., & Rousson , V. (2003). Neuromotor development from kindergarten age to adolescence: developmental course and variability. Swiss medical weekly, 133(13-14), 193-199 . Texas Parks and Wildlife. Ages and Stages: Selecting the Right Activities. Texas the State of Water. http://www.texasthestateofwater.org/screening/html/ages-stages.htm#hs. Accessed June 16 , 2014 Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. Sixteen to 19 years. Child Development Guide. http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/fosterparents/training/cdevguid/cdg15.htm Accessed June 16, 2014.

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