Identify key development milestones of the adolescent
Discuss fine and gross motor skill development through adolescent years
Begins with the physical and psychological changes of puberty
Puberty- as early as 8 or as late as 16
Physical growth- who develops increased fat in the arms, legs?
Physical growth- typically demonstrate a decrease in fat
demonstrate a “dramatic spurt in strength, speed and endurance”
Accepting changes in body appearance
Emotional and cognitive changes
Fine Motor Skill Development for adolecents
Relating to coordination, manipulation, flows and grips
Gross Motor Skill Development for adolecents
Relating to posture, mobility, strength and effort, and energy
Stabilizing, aligning, and positioning
Walking, reaching, and bending
Moving, transporting, lifting, calibrating
Enduring and pacing
Adaptation of previously learned skills to new environments
Logical sequencing of a task from start to finish
Ability to anticipate, correct for and benefit by learning from task performance
With your peers, identify a few other cognitive development milestones reached during adolescence.
P336-337 will help!
Adolescents are typically very self-conscious about what others think of them
Work, sport or extracurricular activities and friends play a large part in social development
Family remains an important aspect of development
Adolescents begin to have a greater awareness of the complexity of emotions- What are the two?
Situational and mental aspects of emotions
Older adolescents often vary sleep patterns and habits with evening work hours, late night studying, watching TV, playing videogames, etc…
IADLs of the Adolescent
Keeping his/her room neat
Taking care of a family pet
Regular IADL activity contributes to
self-definition and autonomy