Human Growth & Development : An Irish Perspective 2nd Edition

by Emma Zara O'Brien

Updated edition of this bestselling textbook introducing human growth and development from conception to old age, with reference to an Irish context. * New to this edition: * Updated for the Human Growth and Development award (5N1279) * New chapter emphasises the application of knowledge to practical work-based problems and scenarios * Greater prominence given to the older stage of lifespan development with reference to the 'Creating Excellence in Dementia Care' report 2012 * Irish and international facts, research, cases and statistics are used to: * Explain normal patterns of lifespan development * Introduce variations within the normal range * Highlight the factors that can affect development throughout the lifespan * Examines the stages from infancy to old age within the framework of physical, cognitive and socio-emotional theories. * Each chapter contains: * Chapter outline and objectives * Keywords in definition boxes * Case study displaying application of theory and issues * A focus on a contemporary issue relating to each chapter making the learning experience very real * Recap of key points at end of chapter to aid revision and learning * Always keeping the learner in mind, it is written in accessible language and promotes easy understanding of key concepts and theories. Written For: A FETAC Level 5 component module within: * Early Childhood Care & Education (5M2009) * Applied Social Studies (5M2181) * Community Care (5M2786) * Health Service Skills (5M3782) * Healthcare Support (5M4339) * Nursing Studies (5M4349) * Community Health Services (5M4468) Also suitable for: * CACHE courses in Childcare and Health and Social Care * Montessori courses and Returning to Education courses * Introduction to Psychology courses

ISBN: 9780717156290

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Date of Publication: 28/03/2013

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