3. The life span of an individual can be
mainly divided into five stages;
4. Pre-natal stage -From conception to birth
Infancy -From birth to 3 years
Childhood -From 3 to 12 years
a) Early childhood – 3 to 6 years
b) Later childhood -6 to 12 years
Adolescence -From 12 to19 years
a)Early adolescence-12 to 15 years
b) Later adolescence-15 to 19 years
Adulthood -Beyond 19 years.
6. CHARACTERISTICS OF INFANCY
Infancy is the shortest of all developmental periods.
Infancy is a time of radical adjustments.
Infancy is a plateau in development
Infancy is a preview of later development.
Infancy is a hazardous period