However, it is important to first understand the term additional needs which means children who may need support for some reason, with disabilities or medical conditions or those needing reassurance because they are settling in a new setting/school. In addition, there are two reasons why children may need additional support and these are ‘biological and environmental factors.
This refers to a number of ways that nature affects the development of a child present at birth or later in life but is determined biologically. This includes …show more content…
It is also important to include children with additional needs in different activities that will help stimulate and build their confidence.
EYE 313WB 1.3 Analyse the impact of environmental factors on children’s development As we know that biological factors have the influence to impact children’s development, the environment also plays its role in the children’s development.
This includes children’s learning and development such as social aspects. As a practitioner I need to work closely and encourage children to develop their skills and reach their potential. However, children’s development may be affected due to physical development that can make the children to be upset and be frustrated with anyone.
If a child is not eating well, they will not be able to learn effectively in the setting due to the poor diet. In our setting we provide healthy meals for all children and we ensure that each child has an opportunity to eat something during snack and lunch times in order for them to be able to focus during activities. It is also important to encourage parents to form positive relationship with their …show more content…
Penny Tassoni, Early Years Educator on page 349
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EYE 313WB 1.4 Analyse the impact of the stage of development on children’s learning.
Having looked at the impacts of the stage of development on children’s learning, it is believed that if a child has a delay in one area of development, it is more likely that other areas of the child’s development will be impacted in their learning. Therefore, it is important for us practitioners to identify and recognise children’s additional needs at an early stage. Children’s learning and development may affect the stage of development they have reached and this will need to pass the milestone for example learning how to walk may occur at an early stage for some children, at 10 months while others between 12-16 months. Table 3.13.3 shows the effect of a development delay on children’s learning according to Penny Tassoni on page 350 As we have seen there are a many ways that would lead to children being effect with their development, therefore, it is important to be aware and understand how children develop physically, emotionally, socially etc. as this will help us