Child and young person development

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Unit 201 Child and Young Person Development Title Describe the main stages of a child and young person development from birth to 19 years old and the kind of influences that affect this process. Evidence Covered 1.1 Describe the expected pattern of children and young people's development from birth to 19 years, to include: a) physical development b) communication and intellectual development c) social, emotional and behavioural development 1.2 Describe with examples how different aspects of development can affect one another 2.1 Describe with examples the kinds of influences that affect children and young people’s development including: d) background e) health f) environment From…show more content…
For example a child born with Autism might not mix well with his peers which in return could affect his behavioural, social and communicating development. There could also be health issue where a child could have contracted Meningitis as a baby and subsequently lost part of their limbs making their physical and development more difficult. Or a child who is not very nicely treated at home might not have the confidence to make new friends which will in turn affect all aspects of his development, make him shy and withdrawn. On top of the expected pattern of children and young people’s development including “physical, communication & intellectual & social, emotional & behavioural development there are also “personal and external” factors which will affect how they develop. For example, a baby born with a sensory impairment (let’s say deafness) will not develop at the same speed or reach the same milestones as a healthy baby. His speech will be affected as he cannot hear and repeat the sounds being taught to him. Socially he might not have as many friends as peers as he might not be able to communicate in a way that is known to them and his behaviour could also be erratic as he might not be able to hear and follow instructions given to him. There could also be external factors a child and young person cannot change: for example a baby could be born with a severe drug addiction after his mother abused substances
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