Observe and question a client and their family about their developmental status.
The client (this could be a friend or family member) you use should have a member of their family available to provide additional information.
For this assessment you will be required to observe and question a client and their family to gather information about their developmental status. This can also include reviewing any available documented information relevant to their developmental status.
You will then be required to identify any variations from normal development status and determine the appropriate response which may include
Developmental Theories Erik Erikson
Erik Erikson emphasised the role of culture and society. According to Erikson, the ego develops as it successfully resolves crises that are distinctly social in nature. These involve developing trust in others, healthy identity formation, and helping the next generation prepare for the future.
Erikson developed a lifespan model of psychosocial development. Erikson suggests that there is still plenty of room for continued growth and development throughout one’s life. Erikson put a great deal of emphasis on the adolescent period, feeling it was a crucial stage for developing a person’s identity. Erikson maintained the epigenetic principle, that is, that personality develops in a
predetermined order, and builds upon each previous stage. When an individual successfully transitions through the psychosocial stages, Erikson believes that the individual becomes high functioning, autonomous and is able to integrate a set of life skills and abilities successfully. Each stage must be achieved in order for the individual to gain the optimal outcome and to avoid psychological issues.
Failure to successfully complete a stage can result in a reduced ability to complete further stages and therefore a more unhealthy personality and sense of self. These stages, however, can be resolved successfully at a later time.