Developmental Stages: Infancy through Adolescence
When parents have concerns about their child's development, practitioners must be able to give them the accurate information they need to make informed decisions. Unfortunately, a limited understanding and knowledge base for what constitutes normal human development could result in inaccurate diagnosis, as well as inadequate treatment. That’s why understanding the difference between normal and abnormal development is critical for early detection of behavior problems.
This course is designed for entry- and intermediate-level healthcare workers who work with children and their families. The information in this training will provide you with an overview of the human developmental stages from infancy through adolescence. You will gain a firm understanding of the various aspects of development, from physical and intellectual to psychosocial. The knowledge you acquire from this course, particularly the interactive review exercises, will allow you to conduct informed, best practices with the individuals you serve.