The Importance Of Childhood Experiences Of Children And The Social And Economic Benefits Of Early Intervention

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This essay discusses Importance of childhood experience to later life emotional, social and cognitive development into adulthood in the Uk, using the attachment and behaviorism theory to examine childhood experiences, as it forms parts of child’s development.

I will be looking into the factors affecting social, emotional and cognitive development of children, strategies to improving service delivery of early intervention in children and the Social and economic benefits of early intervention.

Attachment theory is a concept in developmental psychology which according to Bowlby, (1969) is “a deep and enduring emotional bond that connects one person to another across time and space”. The ability for an individual to form an emotional and physical "attachment" to another person gives a sense of stability and security necessary to take risks, branch out, and grow and develop as a personality. Bowlby believed that attachment process were important across the entire lifespan “from the cradle to the grave” in an oft-quoted phrase basically early attachment and the internal working model (IWMs) of attachment developed early on.

Ainsworth et al (1978) came up with three attachment types to support Bowlby and they are; secure, insecure/avoidant and insecure/resistant. They argued that the attachment type developed by children depends on the quality of care they have previously received. Main, M. and Solomon, J(1986) founded a fourth attachment type called…
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