Week 4 – Application Assignment: Motor and Verbal Abilities Activity

Week 4 – Application Assignment: Motor and Verbal Abilities Activity

Textbook: A Topical Approach to Life-Span Development

This assignment supports the following unit objectives:\
Describe how motor skills develop.
Outline the course of sensory and perceptual development.
Discuss the connection between perception and action.
Assignment Overview
This assignment has you focus on motor and verbal abilities.

A Word document in 12-point font, double spacing, APA citations (including a title and reference page), and utilizes paragraph format with complete sentences. This assignment should also respond to the following questions thoroughly and thoughtfully.

Activity Details
Perform the following tasks:

Step 1: Study the list of verbal and motor accomplishments given below, and list the order in which you think each accomplishment occurs:

Order of Development Motor and Verbal Ability

________ Walks alone; says several words

________ Describes the difference between a bird and a dog

________ Turns head to follow moving object

________ Names penny, nickel, and dime

________ Climbs stairs; says many words

________ Laces shoes

________ Sits alone for 1 minute; says “da-da”

________ Tells how a baseball and an orange or an airplane and a kite are alike

________ Puts on shoes

________ Tells time to quarter hour

________ Runs; uses simple word combinations

________ Walks while holding on to something

Step 2: Answer the following questions:

1. Study the order of accomplishments that you have identified. Describe any rules or patterns that you think apply to the order. Justify your conclusions with appropriate examples from the list.

2. Which of the accomplishments do you think come about chiefly through maturation? Which involve training? Do you see any trends here? Identify the trends and justify your conclusions with appropriate examples.

Step 3: Read through your Textbook, Web Resources, and Other Supplemental Resources to Answer the Questions.
As you answer the questions, make sure you utilize paragraph format as well as APA guidelines. If you use references, make sure to cite those as well.

Step 4: Look over your Assignment for Spelling or Grammar Errors.
It is always a good idea to proofread your work prior to submission. Take this time to read over your assignment and make sure you have thoroughly and thoughtfully explained your answers to the questions listed above.

Step 5: Make sure to put your assignment in a Word document (12-point font) and clearly label each with the information from the Step 6 example.

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