How External and Personal Factors Can Influence a Child's Development

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How External and Personal Factors Can Influence a Child's Development

Internal and External Factors That Can Affect a Childs Development.

There are several factors that can affect a childs development such as a visual impairment could prevent a child from reading a book, having an abusive back ground can affect a childs trust and relationships (social development) and poverty can affect a child because they may not be able to afford the correct equiptment to be ready to learn.
Here are some personal and external factors that can affect a childs development.

External Factors
Assistive Technology
A child with a physical disability can benifit from having assistive technology( using a wheelchair) to improve thier interations which can help with thier social and communication development.
Interactive boards can help a child recall information or those children that are kenestetic learners to rememeber therefore increase their interlectual development.

Health Visitor
A health visitor can influence a childs development by taking every case seperatly and keeping a close eye on the childs development between birth and 5 years, and interveening at an this early stage, for example if a child without a disibility or imparment can not walk, the health visitor may implement different techniques to help develop those physical developmet areas to bring them in line with the average rate and sequence of development. Or a young child who struggles to intergrate with others, the health visitor may advise to take the child to a playgroup or help with basic disipline if snatching etc.

Poverty and deprivation
If a child is affected by diprivation they may struggle with social skills and interveening with others play, for example they may snatch, bite due to hunger etc. A childs emothional development may also be affected, due to deppression witch may come with bullying etc.
A childs interlecual development could also be affected by not being ready to learn due to care not being able to afford the correct equipment such as stationary,...
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