You are a therapist with a private child development agency. You have been asked to present information on the development of a child and skill development. Consider the role of theory of development in explaining how a child’s skill/ability will develop. Be sure to visit the Center for Disease Control Child Development at https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html (Links to an external site.)
Select one age group according to the CDC to explore and discuss the following:
- The common milestones of this particular age group.
- The recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics for the selected age group.
- Consider if developing a skill will follow a discontinuous (develops, then stays the same) or continuous (consistently changing) pattern of improvement. Also, determine if the changes in the skills can be qualitative (meaning that they are very different and unrecognizable from the previous levels) or quantitative (meaning that they are gradual, additions to previous levels).
- Identify a theory introduced in the readings and explain reasons you believe that this theory is best suited to describe developmental changes.
Support what you write using the textbook and article readings. Cite and include references as per the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA