Mrs Tania

Requiremts That Underpin a Positive Environment For Children And Young People
Child and young person development TDA 2.1

Expected pattern of children and young people’s development from birth to 19 years, including

In pages 19-20 of Understanding the potential effects of transitions on children’s and young people’s development article, it makes it clear that some children may have to cope with some difficult periods in their lives as noted in the following chart;


3.3. Describe with examples how transitions may affect children and young people’s behaviour and development

  In pages 20-21 of the above article, it states that;
      • A common effect in terms of development is regression. They may go back to old or grown out habits such as bed wetting even though potty-trained or use babyish language though can speak clearly. Recognising this type of behaviour is very important to recognise as giving them right support can reduce their symptoms or conditions.

      Figure 4 in page 21 shows some of the ways in which a child or young person might be affected.
      • Lack of concentration
      • Outburst of anger
      • Difficulty in sleeping
      • Bed wetting
      • Tantrums in young children
      • Need for affection
      • Withdrawal
      • Crying and tearfulness
      • Loss of appetite

Table 3: shows possible long term effects

Physical development
    • Grow may be affected if children’s and young people are not sleeping or eating properly
    • Some young people may self harm or abuse alcohol or drugs
    • Some children and young people

Communication and intellectual development
    • Some children may withdraw and avoid social contact
    • Some children learning may be affected as they become unable to concentrate or become less interested in their learning or studies

Social, emotional and behavioural development
    • Some children may find it hard to make or keep friends as they feel different...