Each cell in our bodies contains chromosomes and an extra or missing chromosome creates problems in fetal development. The development from two tiny cells to a fully formed baby is a fascinating story.

What is an Apgar test?

How do children develop?

How do toxic substances affect development?

Congenital or physical birth defects are a congenital or physical anomaly which is usually recognized at birth, and which is significant enough to cause a problem, normally the result of heredity or environmental issues.

Milestones of possible developmental delay in a particular age group are developed in this workshop.

Which of the children in the class are we talking about when we speak of "children with special needs?"

A 2 1/2 hour Certificate of Completion is issued for this workshop.

Exerpt from the Course.

How do children develop?

If a woman has a baby with one man, divorces him, and then has a baby with a second man, are both children the same developmentally?

Do they crawl, walk, and speak at the same time?

Do they look alike?

Each child has his/her own genetic blueprint such as hair color, height, bone structure, skin texture, nails, teeth etc, Heredity is information inherited from the parents which forms the genetic blueprint.

So if there are two children of the same mother and different fathers, then they will not be developmentally the same. Even siblings with the same father will not be developmentally the same.

Each cell in our bodies contains 46 chromosomes (23 Sperm and 23 Egg) 46 new offspring. Reproduction cells are different from the other body cells. These reproductive cells have only 23, or paired chromosomes. When the sperm and egg come together pregnancy begins. An extra chromosome or missing chromosome creates problems in fetal development.

The development from 2 tiny cells to a fully formed baby is a fascinating story.