infant case study Essay

Submitted By Gabrielle-Dixon
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Logan, a 16 month old male currently residing with both mother and father along with an older female sibling age 7. Logan’s entire development appears to align with the expectations for his age. His physical, cognitive, and social/behavioral are developing normal. He shows affection to familiar faces, hands items to others as play, points to what he wants while attempting to use verbal language, can follow single step verbal commands, and can drink from a cup.
Bible Verse: Spend your time and energy in training yourself for spiritual fitness. Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is much more important for it promises a reward in both this life and the next. This is true and everyone should accept it.” 1 Timothy 4:7-9 (NLT)
Logan, 16 months old has developed motor skills in conjunction to his age. He can stand, walk and run on his own with precision. His motor development follows cephalocaudal and proximodistal, allowing him to utilize both gross and fine motor skills.
Logan’s attempts to climb up onto a chair failed with many attempts. He finally combined his cognitive ability to utilize a smaller yet sturdier object as a stepping “stone” to assist him in getting on to the chair. Using his gross motor skills he was able to successfully climb on top of the chair.
Logan also has the ability to drink from a cup independently. The utilization of his fine motor skills

Bible Verse : An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. Proverbs 18:15
It is clear that Logan, 16 months is what Piaget calls, the sensorimotor stage. He is currently in between stage 5 and 6. Within stage 5 he exhibits Object permanence, as I play hide and seek with one of my earrings.
Logan also enjoys making funny random noises and funny faces to get a reaction out of people. His attempts to manipulate a reaction are contingent upon this stage of cognitive function.
Within stage 6, also known as representational, he can recall certain familiar things and attempt to call items by name. He will point to his cup and make hand gestures along with a verbal word to identify the cup.
Social /Personality
Bible Verse: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
Logan’s personality seems to be an adaption of his very loving, kind and sometimes timid mother. Logan’s mother is…