Decribe Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and Soical Development

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Unit 4: Development through the life stages for Health and Social Care

P1 – Describe Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social development for each of the life stages of an individual

This assignment will describe the different factors of development throughout stages of life, beginning from contraception through to the final stages of life. It will highlight the four factors like, Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social development.

Conception –
This is the stage where life is made and is done so when a male sperm fertilises the female egg this normally happens in the fallopian tube after insemination at this point the fertilised egg makes it way to the uterus (womb) this is when the stage is called pregnancy. Millions of
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After 40 weeks or there about the foetus should now be developed enough for the mother to give birth and for the baby to survive outside the mother’s womb.


0-2 months; the infant will look at you when you are talking. Their leg and arm movements seem uncoordinated, their neck muscles are weak and babies aren’t able to control the movements in their head.

3-4 months; the baby develops some control of their neck muscles and they can lift their chest when they are on their stomachs. When being put to bed, always make sure the child is on their back.

4-5 months; the child can now roll from side to back or from their back onto their side.

6-7 months; the baby is able to turn over completely.

7-8 months; the infant can pull themselves up and lower themselves down with the strength of their arms.

8-10 months; the child is able to creep on their stomach or they begin to crawl on their hands and knees.

9-11 months; the baby can walk if they are leaded, or by holding onto the furniture.

12-18 months; toddler is walking well, both forward and backwards. They are able to creep downstairs, they can get on and off a chair, and they can throw a ball without being balance.

18-60 months; the child can alternate feet when they are climbing the stairs, they are able to ride a tricycle and balance on one foot.

This is the stage when babies start to develop their skills of


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