In this course, we will review key aspects of infant cognitive development. Seeing, listening to and smelling new things are the beginning of a spectacular period of discovery that has a direct effect on cognitive development. From birth to 18 months, there are an amazing list of milestones in all domains including physical and social/emotional as well as cognitive. By understanding cognitive development and identifying typical expected milestones, you will be able to influence intellectual development of infants in your care.
Course Learning Objectives:
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
- Define cognitive development and describe the influence of brain development on the infant's cognitive system.
- List two cognitive milestones that typically appear in infants at different time periods: birth-1month, 1-4 months, 4-8 months, 8-12 months and 12-18 months.
- Discuss some other important factors that can influence infant cognitive development.