This makes the child to focus more on the appearance of an object or image.
Contact Author Cognitive-Development Theory A Swiss-born theorist, Jean Piaget, was the first developmental psychologist to use careful observation of toddlers and school age children to establish an integrative theory outlining the cognitive advances that children make as they experiment with the world around them.
His model is divided into four stages, the passage through which he theorized all healthy children progressed at a more or less uniform rate. Sensorimotor Stage and Schemas The first stage described by Piaget is the sensorimotor stage, occurring during the first two years of life.
At this stage Children, "think," with their senses developing consistent schemas about the world and expectations about how their interaction with it will alter it. A child's understanding about the world is being formed as they experiment upon it by touching, tasting, seeing, and hearing what surrounds them.
The development of these schemas he called, "adaptation. At this age, for example, children often drop things simply to see what will happen. As they come to appreciate a consistent result in the act of dropping objects they begin to become more creative in their object manipulation, now engaging in throwing both softly and forcefully, bouncing toys off walls or throwing them down stairs.
In these new experiments we see accommodation. If a child let's go of a helium balloon and, contrary to their schema, watches rise instead of fall this is also an example of accommodation. A healthy balance of assimilation and accommodation is important. Expected schemas being verified through play and exceptions to those schemas occurring at a frequency that the child is capable of processing results in cognitive equilibrium.
If the occurrence of accommodation greatly out numbers instances of assimilation a child may experience what Piaget called, "disequilibrium. This is a very complex and formative stage and is best fostered by a variety of interactive objects and toys through which accurate and reliable schemas can develop.
Chance behaviors that result in interesting and pleasing outcomes, come to be repeated and circularly reinforced thus leading to goal directed behavior. The organization of separate schemas into larger explanatory schemas is a process Piaget termed, "organization.
They are beginning to keep people and objects in their mind as an image. They also begin to organize objects and information into categories or, "concepts," making them much more efficient thinkers who can assimilate a variety of experiences into a coherent and meaningful meta-schema.
During this stage, self-awareness, begins to emerge as children are able to recognize reflections of themselves as a representation of self rather than simply as sensory data that is separate from them. They begin to use short two word phrases and play simple games, The Preoperational Stage This stage spans the early childhood years of about 2 through 7.
The ability for representation and an understanding of symbols greatly increases during this stage as does the propensity for make-believe play. A child under two years of age will often not use an object in play and pretend it is another object.36 CHAPTER 2 / Child Development and early linguistic behaviors).
It then reviews assessment in the child’s natural environment using observation of the child combined with interview of parents or significant adults in the.
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In all the observations you must look at the child's physical, language, and social skills and ultimately their overall cognitive development. The report must be written up in the format: abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion and analysis.
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