Child and young person development Essay

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Unit 201

Child and Young Person Development

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

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As children grow, they learn with time and practice to speak using words and their vocabulary will extend with time. For the children and young people who cannot communicate using words, other methods are available: sign language, Makaton, body language. Their vocabulary will increase and with the help of parents (carers) this period of development will see children learn how to speak, read and write. As they grow older, children will prefer specific subjects which they enjoy most: maths, English, art…

The social, emotional and behavioural development area of a child and young person is one which will see them learn about themselves and how to relate to others. From being completely reliant and dependant on an adult for our every need as a baby, a child will grow and learn through social, emotional and behaviour to develop their own identity and the once very strong attachment to their parents (carers) will become less and less. With time, they will form strong bonds with some of their peers and parental approval is less needed but even as they reach adulthood, young children will still need advice and guidance from more experienced adults.

Most people will go through their childhood following “the normally expected” pattern of development but there are instances and reasons why some children and young people may not follow

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