As an early childhood care provider, you’ve been asked to assess the development of object permanence in a group of infants ranging in age from three months to 12 months. Three of the children demonstrate the capacity to look for something they have caused to disappear, for example, a toy they have dropped. Two girls were able to find a missing object by lifting a cloth that was hiding it. One boy gazed in the direction of the missing object but made no movement to try to find it.
1. Assess and document the stage of development each child has reached, along with the age range for the children in each group. Assess and document the stage of development each child has reached, along with the age range for the children in each group. In addition, assess and document the other behaviors that are common to each of these stages.
1. For each stage:
a. Explain the importance of this stage in the overall scheme of sensorimotor development.