Application and Reflection

Overall what I have learned is that it is important to understand more about the physical development of children if you wish to go into a profession involving them. As a teacher, I will be able to use my understanding of this in order to assess the development of a child and ensure that they are developing at a normal rate. Since I am more aware of the various milestones that should be reached throughout a child’s lifespan, I will be able to more easily identify a developmental issue. This will allow me to determine whether a child may need to enroll in some sort of therapy to help them develop at a more normal rate or if they may need to repeat a grade so that they will be up to speed with the rest of their peers. It is important for teachers to be able to recognize developmental patterns in children so that they can make decisions that will be the most beneficial for children.

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