CYP core 3.1…2.1

Explain how children and young people’s development is influenced by a range of personal factors.  

Personal Factors
  * During   pregnancy-:   If the mother smokes ,takes drugs, becomes ill or suffers from stress or anxiety this can result in premature birth and health problems for the baby such as -: low birth weight, undeveloped organs, problems with sight and hearing. These are all problems that could delay their development. Some children are born with conditions that could affect their development such as a blood disorder.

*Health status -: health problems can be genetic or caused by the environment the child grows up in. If the child lives in poor quality houses with damp this could trigger asthma and other breathing problems .Poor diet could affect their development. Children with health problems may miss time out of Preschool this would affect their social development such as making friends. Physical development would also be effected if a child feels unwell or restricted and are unable to join in.
* Disabilities-: can put a child at a disadvantage in many ways e.g. If a child had restricted movements they may find it difficult to join in with things such as sport, putting building blocks together manipulating materials etc...

  * Sensory impairment –Visual or hearing. If a child has a hearing problem this would influence their development, it could affect their speech and communication and may make them feel they are unable to join in with other children’s games if they cannot communicate properly with them. Visual impairment can also influence a Childs development they are unable to watch and learn from what others are doing.

*Learning difficulties - They may have difficulty learning their way around new environments such as a new preschool. As each area of learning is co-dependent on others a child with a disability could have delays in all areas of learning so would need support in all areas to help them...