Child Develpmment

TDA 2:1 Child and Young Person Development
      1.1 Describe the expected pattern of children and young people’s development from birth to 19 years:

A child’s development can be measured through social, emotional, intellectual, physical and language developmental milestones. However each child will develop at a different rate and their development may not progress evenly across all areas.
Areas of Development
Physical development includes;
  * Movement skills, gross motor skills, fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination.
  * Intellectual development includes;
  * Attention span, understanding   information, reasoning, developing memory, logical thinking and questioning.
Social and Emotional development include;
  * Forming relationships, learning social skills, caring for others, self- reliance, making decisions, developing self-confidence and dealing with emotions.
Language development includes;
  * Understanding and acquiring language, developing vocabulary and body language.

Babies begin to take in sensory experience from the world around them from the moment of birth, and the environment will continue to exert a powerful influence on behaviour throughout life. It is learning and experience that will literally shape how that child brain grows and develops.
Birth – 4 Months
Recognise mother’s voice and smell, learning through touch, taste and hearing. Able to cry to let everyone know they need help. Swallowing and suckling refluxes ensuring they can feed and swallow milk. Falling reflux babies will stretch out arms suddenly and clasp inwards if they feel they are falling. Baby stares at mother when feeding. Startle reflux when babies hear a sudden sound or see a bright light. At 3 months baby is really beginning to take their place in the world, they actively seek the attention of those closest to them, smiles and vocalises to communicate there pleasure. But as there social world expands they face the challenge of predicting other...