Unit 10

Unit 10

Understand child and young person development.

1:2 The sequence of development is the order in which children will develop and learn. Whether it be physical, intellectual or emotional development. usually this sequence of development appears the same or similar from one child to the next, I.e. holding their head up, sitting up, baring weight on legs, walking and then running.   This sequence of development generally has a said pattern or order. Even though elements are sometimes missed the development still proceeds in what's seen as an expected pattern.  

The rate of development relates to the speed in which a child achieves their sequence milestones. This speed can differ greatly from child to child. For example I was walking at 11 months old when my godson started walking at 15 months. This was perfectly normal.Everyone is different and have different strengths and weaknesses. So its only natural to develop at slightly different speeds.  

It is important to know the difference between the sequence and the rate of development to recognise and highlight each child's needs in all stages of development. Some children and young people may need extra support in developing. These patterns will help to plan effectively and ensures the child gains the correct aid they need to progress in areas they may find challenging.  

2:1 Children and young peoples development can be influenced by a range of personal factors. These factors can be a range of different things, from health status, disabilities, sensory impairment, generic inheritance and learning difficulties. These can all influence development.

Health Status

Health can dramatic change the speed to way a young person develops. If a child has poor health it will create an impact. Although the degree of impact will differ. For example if a child has cystic fibrosis or uncontrolled asthma they may not be able to be as physically active as his/her peers. This will affect their...