Child Development

1. Know the main stages of child and young person development.

1.1. Describe the expected pattern of children and young people's development from birth to 19 years, to include:

        • physical development
        • communication and intellectual development
        • Social, emotional and behavioural development.

      Group/class evidence – handed in

1.2. Describe with examples how different aspects of development can affect one another.

      In a group discussion we thought to use a school disco 13-16 year old.

      Child A: A tall shy boy recently moved from London.

      Physical: Feels awkward because of height
      Language: Doesn’t understand the Geordie accent, Mocked for his Cockney accent.
      Emotional: Feels shy around unknown people,
      Social: To stand to the side of room, but wants to interact
      Intellectual: Feels because of his education he might be seen as being a ‘brainbox’

      Child B: A mature girl, who has developed faster than peer group (more male attention)

      Physical: Proud of her assets, more aware of her body
      Language: More confident in the way she speaks
      Emotional: Although she is physically a woman has many traits of a child.
      Social: More outgoing, enjoying the attention of boys
      Intellectual: Viewed as a woman, feels more intelligent than she actually is.

      Child C: A developed girl, that is shy and nerdy

      Physical: Hides her ‘assets’, slouches, never makes eye contact
      Language: Rarely verbally interacts with others, gets tongue tied, but has a huge scientific understanding.
      Emotional: She feels shy and out of place
      Social: Feels an outsider as viewed a nerd, with possibly few friends older than herself
      Intellectual: Sees her peer group are stupid and unintelligent
2. Understand the kinds of influences that affect children and young people’s development.

2.1. Describe with examples the kinds...