Support Work in Schools

Task 1.1 -
Describe the expected pattern of children and young people's development from birth to 19 years to include;
a. Physical development
b. Communication and intellectual development
c. Social and emotional behavioural development

As a general guide you can monitor a child's development in the following 4 ranges          
0-3 years, 3-7 years, 7-12 years and 12-19 years
a. Physical development
0-3 year
Newborn's have very little ability to move their bodies, they have to gain control by building up their muscle.   They begin from head to toe and from their inner body to outer body.   Babies start by holding their heads up and move on to inner core muscle by sitting supported, and then progressing onto sitting on their own.   Crawling, raising arms, rolling, turning head when called and so on.
Between 1 and 2 years, children should start to develop walking, waving, grabbing objects to play with, holding a crayon and making marks on paper - mastering good control of their movements.
Years 2 to 3 years will start to move on to develop fine motor skills.   Painting, holding a pencil to make scribbles, throwing and kicking a ball to one another and even pouring liquids.   Using a cup to drink from instead of a beaker will develop their hand and eye     co-ordination
3-7 years
Children begin to gain confidence and control of their bodies, they develop by playing and learn to take turns with friends.  
Fine and gross motor skills are continually   being developed - painting, drawing and writing progresses.   Throwing and catching a ball to each other, hopping and skipping, learning to ride a bike with stabilizers to begin with and some harder fine motor skills of threading needles and doing up buttons and laces will begin too.
7 - 12 years
Children begin to show more interest in their favourite things - developing hobbies, whether sports,   creativity or reading.   In sports they begin to develop themselves in team games and sharing is accepted with other...