Whole Child Development is categorized into 5 𝔻𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕡𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕒𝕝 𝔻𝕠𝕞𝕒𝕚𝕟𝕤…
The 𝔻𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕡𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕒𝕝 𝔻𝕠𝕞𝕒𝕚𝕟𝕤 support the whole child approach by providing an overarching set of guideposts for the development of birth – 5yo children.
When utilized thoughtfully, the 𝔻𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕡𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕒𝕝 𝔻𝕠𝕞𝕒𝕚𝕟𝕤 provide caregivers a mindset for:
- Identifying age appropriate activities,
- the need for intervention,
- goal &/or remediation based lessons
When the 𝔻𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕡𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕒𝕝 𝔻𝕠𝕞𝕒𝕚𝕟𝕤 are adopted into your thought process- you will realize it provides a schema for understanding the importance of the whole child approach.
After considering the 𝔻𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕡𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕒𝕝 𝔻𝕠𝕞𝕒𝕚𝕟𝕤 as an outline of important human skills- the term age appropriate then comes into play.
Age Appropriate refers to any activity appropriate for a child’s age.
Engaging a planning process & procedure based in the developmental domains also supports a caregivers knowledge base for completing child assessments & milestone checklists!