Developmental Psychology (Cliffs Quick Review) by George D Zgourides

By George D Zgourides

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  • Conception, being pregnant, and birth
  • Infancy and toddlerhood
  • Early and center childhood
  • Adolescence
  • Early, center, and past due adulthood
  • Death and dying

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F 6/28/00 2:11 PM Page 37 INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD: PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT SIDS is the unexpected and unexplained death of an apparently healthy infant. Postmortem autopsies of the SIDS infant usually provide no clues as to the cause of death. As far as authorities know, choking, vomiting, or suffocating does not cause SIDS. Two suspected causes include infant brain dysfunction and parental smoking, both prenatally and postnatally. In the United States, between 1 and 2 out of every 1,000 infants under age 1 die of SIDS each year.

Another is ballottement, a type of pelvic examination in which a physician or nurse feels for a fetus in the uterus. Pregnancy may also be verified when a doctor hears a fetal rushing sound, or uterine souffle, by listening through a stethoscope placed on the women’s abdomen. Fetal development occurs in cephalocaudal order, beginning with the head and ending with the lower body and extremities. This sequence of development results in the head of a typical fetus being disproportionately larger than the rest of its body.

Currently, all 50 states require PKU screening for newborns. Poor nutrition, hygiene, and medical care also expose a child to unnecessary health risks. Parents need to ensure that their infant eats well, is clean, and receives adequate medical attention. For instance, proper immunization is critical in preventing such contagious diseases as diptheria, measles, mumps, Rubella, and polio. A licensed healthcare specialist can provide parents with charts detailing recommended childhood immunizations.

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