After completing this course, you should be able to:

Identify historical and current perspectives of child development as well as various research methods
Recall the basics of genetic foundations as well as stages of development from conception to birth
Recognize the elements of physical development and ways to stay healthy
List theories of intelligence, cognitive and language development, as well as steps for information processing
Define the processes for the development of emotions, moral development, attachment, development of gender and play
Price: $1,995.00

    The Child and Adolescent Development course is designed to prompt students to critically evaluate developmental theories and practices using the latest research. It delves into how nutritional, physical, familial, educational, societal, and additional factors contribute to the best possible physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development for children. This course is perfect for those with children or those pursuing a career involving children or adolescents, offering extensive insights into various aspects of child and adolescent development.
    Child & Adolescent Development Module 1
    Introduction to Child Development

    Domains and Periods of Development
    Historical Development
    Theoretical Foundations
    Psychoanalytic Perspective
    Psychosocial Development
    Learning Theory
    Cognitive Perspective
    Contextual Perspective
    Biological Perspective
    Dynamic Systems Perspective
    Child & Adolescent Development Module 2
    Understanding the Issues: Child Development Research

    Issues in Development
    Nature and Nurture
    Child Development Research
    Research Methods
    Correlational Research
    Experimental Method
    Developmental Research Designs
    Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Study
    Challenging Conclusions
    Child & Adolescent Development Module 3
    Genetics, Conception and Prenatal Development

    Genetic Foundations
    Types of Genes
    Genetic Abnormalities
    Conception and Pregnancy
    Fetal Period
    Prenatal Influences
    Prenatal Tests
    Infertility and Reproductive Choices
    Child & Adolescent Development Module 4
    Birth and the Newborn

    Variations in Birthing Practices
    Delivery Options
    Stages of Childbirth
    Newborn Assessment
    Pre-term and Low Birth Weight
    Early Infant Care
    Infant Nutrition and Health
    Infant States of Arousal
    Infant Perception
    Child & Adolescent Development Module 5
    Physical Development

    General Patterns of Growth
    Brain Development
    Increased Complexity in Neural Organization
    Bowel and Bladder Control
    Physical Disabilities
    Vision and Speech
    Child & Adolescent Development Module 6
    Health and Safety

    Mortality and Prevention Efforts
    Safety in Childhood and Adolescence
    Nutrition and Activity
    Overweight and Obesity in Childhood
    Eating Disorders
    Child & Adolescent Development Module 7
    Cognitive Development

    Piaget’s Cognitive Development Theory
    Stages of Cognitive Development
    Evaluation of Theory
    Sociocultural Theory
    Social Constructivism
    Zone of Proximal Development
    Learning in Context
    Child & Adolescent Development Module 8
    Cognitive Development: Information Processing

    Information-Processing Approach
    Memory Systems
    Fuzzy Trace Theory
    Memory Development Through Childhood
    Executive Function
    Cognitive Development in the Classroom
    Child & Adolescent Development Module 9
    Language Development

    Theories of Language Development
    Learning Theory
    Language Development and the Brain
    Fundamentals of Language Production
    Oral Communication
    Receptive Language
    Language Development in Middle Childhood and Adolescence
    The Role of Speech in Cognition
    Literacy Skills
    Child & Adolescent Development Module 10
    Intelligence and Developmental Disabilities in Education

    Intelligence: Nature and Nurture
    Traditional Intelligence Testing
    Sternberg’s Triarchic Theory
    Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences
    Extremes of Intelligence
    Intellectual Disability
    Gifted and Talented
    Developmental Disabilities and Education
    Learning Disabilities
    Child & Adolescent Development Module 11
    The Developing Personality: Emotions and Temperament

    Development of Emotions
    Positive Emotions
    Negative Emotions
    Social Referencing
    Emotional Regulation
    Infant Temperament
    Child & Adolescent Development Module 12
    The Self and Moral Development

    Foundations: Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development
    Expansion of Erikson’s Theory
    Development of Self
    Self-Concept and Self-Esteem
    Ethnic Identity
    Lawrence Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development
    Carol Gilligan’s Approach
    Child & Adolescent Development Module 13
    Attachment, Parenting and Families

    Cultural and Contextual Variations in Parenting and Discipline
    Physical Punishment
    Child Maltreatment and Abuse
    Family and Home Environment
    Secular Changes
    Blended Families
    Child & Adolescent Development Module 14
    Gender and Sexuality

    Development of Gender
    Physical Activity of Boys and Girls in Childhood
    Differences in School Achievement and Learning
    Romantic Relationships and LGBT Teens
    Psychological Effects of Puberty
    Sexually Transmitted Infections
    A Global Perspective
    Child & Adolescent Development Module 15
    Play, Peers, School and Media

    High/Scope Perry Preschool Project
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Friendships and Peer Groups
    Peer Acceptance
    Substance Abuse
    Media and the Internet
    **Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**
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    The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

    Internet Connection

    Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections
    *Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

    Hardware Requirements

    Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    PC Software Requirements

    Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
    Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
    Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    Cookies MUST be enabled
    Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
    The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
    PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
    Adobe PDF Reader
    QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

    MAC Software Requirements

    Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
    Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
    Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    Cookies MUST be enabled
    Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
    The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
    PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
    Adobe PDF Reader
    Apple QuickTime Media Player
    This class is an independent-study course. Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material. A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

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    6 months
    Avg Completion:
    3 Months

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