Ccld 5 2.1.1

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1.1 Explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development that would normally be expected in children and young people from birth-19 years. Children’s development is split into 4 aspects which are; Physical development, intellectual development, speech and language development, emotional and social development. It is important to understand that development should be looked at holistically. Holistic development means that all areas of development are thought about and that all aspects involved have an impact on the child. Each area supports another rather than just one at a time. It is important to look at a child’s growth and development holistically as there are many factors that will affect the way the child’s brain develops from birth. This is known as brain wiring. The stages of development as a child grows are examples of the ‘normal’ milestones that children reach at a certain age. It is important to understand and remember that although children usually develop in the same sequence, the rate of their development can vary from child to child and will vary with regards to each child’s abilities, gender, race and needs. Here is the typical sequence and rate of development for children that would normally be expected. Physical Development 0-1 years old: The first year of a baby’s life is the most important for brain development and the impact that it will have on the children and their learning throughout their lives. During the first month of their lives, a baby will hold its head and in time they will bear weight and begin to roll over. By 6-9 months, the baby is able to sit unsupported and will then begin to pull themselves up into a standing position. They will also start to drink from a beaker. Babies who follow the ‘normal’ pattern will begin to crawl between 9-12 months and will have developed their gross motor skills to pull
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