Very young children do not have the ability to express themselves in the ways pre-teens and older children can. Because of this, social workers need to know the expected development of babies and toddlers.
A Master of Social Work degree helps people who want a career in the field to understand development stages, from first movements to noises and cognizant behaviors. If any of these are lagging substantially it’s a signal for social workers to look a little deeper to see what’s going on.
Social workers can reassure parents how developed their sons and daughters are, with their cognitive, social, speech and motor skills. These different skills are part of the infographic. This approach complements a doctor’s examination of where the child is physically.