Socioemotional Aspect of Infant Development

For a riveting presentation on the Socioemotional Aspect of Infant Development, click HERE

For the purposes of the presentation, we used the Children’s Therapy and Family Resource Center’s definition of socioemotional development. The Center defines socioemotional development as “learning to interact with other people and control your own emotions”. It is imperative to address the social and emotional aspects of child development together because they complement one another and work closely with each other. Simply put, the social aspect of human development deals with our interactions with others, while the emotional aspect is geared towards our reactions. A child’s social behavior is heavily dependent upon their ability to recognize social cues, read the emotions of others, and communicate in both verbal and nonverbal ways. Early in their development, infants begin to learn about their environments through social interactions with adults and other children.

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