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Infancy

Child & Adolescent Development Infancy Terms

TermDefinition
Preterm Babies born 38 weeks or earlier
Postmaturity born 2 weeks late or more
Stillborn delivery of infant who is not alive
Infant Mortality death of a child within the first year of their life
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) federal law that guarantees certain employees up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave each year with no threat of job loss; also guarantees 6 weeks of paid maternity leave
APGAR Scale standardized way to identify if infant needs IMMEDIATE medical attention; Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, Respirations
Brazelton Scale used a few hours after birth to screen for less obvious behavioral/neurological problems
Habituation decrease in attention with repeated exposure; shown by length of looking time
Classical Conditioning previously existing behavior comes to be elicited by new stimulus
Operant Conditioning changes in frequency of behavior depending on consequences; reinforcement increases frequency, punishment decreases frequency
Created by: gdenker