Growth and Development Assessment Project Guidelines

Choose a person you know well and complete a developmental summary across the life span for this person. You can choose a person from any of the developmental stages. Determine the individual’s current stage of development: physically, cognitively, and socially and compare your findings to the developmental norms from textbooks and databases. This critique needs to be a minimum of 4 pages and a maximum of 5 pages.

Be sure that you utilize various theories and apply these to the growth and development of your chosen person. Objectives: Determine an individual’s current stage of development according to textbook information and a selected theorists. Compare the individual’s behavior, growth, and development to the textbook description and selected theorists. Identify unmet or uncompleted tasks of the individual’s current stage of development. Design a plan to assist the individual to achieve the tasks of his/her stage of development and future remaining stages. Learning Activities: Select an individual to be observed/interviewed. Arrange an appropriate time and place for the observation/interview. Review lecture and readings on relevant stages of development. Observe individual’s physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth and development. Discuss with the individual or the parent of the individual specific issues relevant to his/her stage of development. Prepare report (4-5 pages of content) to include the following: Include a brief overview of biographical data: ex. age, sex, family structure, living arrangements, occupation. Theoretical description of individual’s stage of development. Observations of individual’s physical and psychosocial growth and development. Compare findings to textbook and data base developmental norms.

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