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Select one of the following theories from our reading, explain the theory and how it relates to infant and toddler development, and write a short scenario that exemplifies the theory. nonorganic failure to thrive, separation anxiety, language development issues

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The expert examines separation anxiety in development psychology. The theory and how it relates to infant and toddler development is explained.

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Separation anxiety describes the feelings of distress, anxiety and overall lack of comfort when an individual is separated from something or someone they are dependent on. In infant/toddler development, we're often talking about separation from a caregiver, such as the mother.

The theory suggests that a child with separation anxiety will exhibit excessive fear and general discomfort when a figure of attachment, typically a caregiver, is not present, or when the child has to leave home. They often feel that something irrationally catastrophic will happen that involves their figures of attachment. This fear, anxiety and general discomfort may ...

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