Principles of human growth and development. Growth : Refers to an increase in some quantity over time. The quantity can be ; Physical (e.g., growth in height ) Development: Development is systematic and orderly change, organisms experience as they live and either gain or lose abilities.
Thereof, what is the difference between growth and development?
The difference between growth and development depends on the context, the jargon in which the terms are being used. In biological systems, growth indicates a quantifiable change in size, whereas development indicates a transformation of structure.
What is the Cephalocaudal pattern of growth?
Typically a neonates growth is generally referred to in terms of cephalocaudal or proximodistal patterns . The cephalocaudal pattern is where the greatest development takes place at the top of the body, i.e. the head, and physical development moves gradually downwards: e.g. neck, shoulders, trunk, etc.