ADVANCING DEVELOPMENT: PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ADULTHOOD

Introduction

There are varieties of changes that occur in an individual’s body throughout the development period. Some of them are cognitive and others are physical. Physical changes are mainly influenced by age among other factors, which are controllable of non-controllable. For instance, aging is a non-controllable biological factor from molecular or cellular changes resulting to physical change. Physical body appearance is a controllable factor through physical exercising and good dieting. Through controllable factors, it is possible to influence physical development for adulthood in a number of areas. This can have a significant impact on the behavior of an individual through early adulthood to advanced adulthood (Arnett, 2000).

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Issue one: Training on communication skills

One vital issue in physical development is training on communication skills. This area is significance in physical development because without proper communication skills, it is difficult to interact with others and make use of information (National literacy trust, 2005). Babies develop an attachment to the parent or the career if she/he shows positive response to the child beginning from the point of birth (Kolucki & Lemish, 2011).

Possible problems in Communication difficulties include behavioral problems, which can be attributed to the frustration of getting the message across. Communication skills are important as they influence ability to build friendships, build learning platform, and improve self-esteem and confidence and overcome communication barriers.

The other problem is interpersonal communication and written communication can negatively influence physical development. Written communication affects the ability of an individual to express his thoughts in writing. This can negatively affect the learning process as an individual undergoes through the education system.

Recommendations:

 Recommendation of solving this problem include putting more emphasis on oral communication for adults by using visual aids, relaying the information details, use of handouts, obtaining feedback from the audience to ensure they understand the concept taught, engaging with the audience throughout the communication session and maintaining eye contact to ensure maximum concentration (Kolucki, & Lemish, 2011).

The other recommendation includes improving written communication thorough proper structuring of arguments, encouraging practice on written form of communication like reports, essays. According to the national literacy trust (2005), Interpersonal communication can be improved by enhancing emotional intelligence, training on proper use of body language and use of appropriate behavior that is sensitive to the audience.

Issue two: training in avoiding risks and dealing with safety

The other issue is training on how to avoid and deal with injury. This is a significant issue I n physical development that can controlled thought the development process. As an adult develops, the basic safety training advanced to an individual can influence one handles his/her safety and that of others.

The major problem is poor training on handling safety can cause injuries risking the life of the individual and others. This makes it a significant part of the physical development process on adulthood. Physical activity increases the risk of exposure to safety hazards and therefore training is necessary to ensure the safety of an Individual.

Lack of necessary skills on safety has a direct contribution on the behavioral pattern of an individual. Other than physical safety, youths engage on risky behaviors like smoking and alcoholism, which can be well, be well mitigated with adequate safety training.

Recommendations:

According to Brochado et al (2010), safety-training programs can be integrated with the learning system to ensure that children are well informed on safety through their physical development process. The current programs aim at increasing regular physical activities across genders, work places and setting to promote good physical development. This can be more beneficial if optimal safety measures are more considers against these activities for the well-being of the people (Brochado et al, 2010).

  A 2008 research suggests that the earliest years in the life of an individual are crucial in determining the way one is moving in to either or away from good life. Early intervention from childhood can have a great advantage to children in consideration to experience in social economic factors. Considering this to starting safety training early, the results can be applicable as an advantage to the children as they develop to adulthood. They will be conscious on maintain both physical safety and health safety in their behaviors and in relation to others. (Braveman et al, 2008)

In conclusion, physical development cycle can be controlled from the beginning by instituting good training. This is applicable to training on good communication skills and safety as well. As adults develop, these trainings may influence to the behavioral patterns in the later course of life and hence create a necessity to have them considered well in advance.

Quiz questions

How does physical development affect learning and behaviors of an individual?

How can communication skills help language development? What are the best ways of teaching students good communication skills?

Is physical development a distinct stage process or a continuous process?

How does physical activity help in growing of children?

References:

Kolucki, B., & Lemish, D. (2011). Communicating with Children. Principles and.

Arnett, J. J. (2000). Emerging adulthood: A theory of development from the late teens through the twenties. American psychologist55(5), 469.

Moroz, K. J. (2005). The effects of psychological trauma on children and adolescents. Report, Department of Health.

Braveman, P., Sadegh-Nobari, T., & Egerter, S. (2008). Early childhood experiences: Laying the foundation for health across a lifetime.

National literacy trust (2005). Why do many children lack basic language skill? : a national discussion paper. London: National Literacy Trust.

Oliveira-Brochado, A., Oliveira-Brochado, F., & Quelhas Brito, P. (2010). Effects of personal, social and environmental factors on physical activity behavior among adults. Rev Port Saude Publica28(1), 7-17.