Contribute to the Support of Child and Young Person Development

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Contribute to the support of child and young person development 3.1 and 3.2 There are different types of transitions that children and young people throughout their lives can experience, some are more common than others. It always helps a child to go through a transition with the help and support of adults, as it can cause short and long term effects with their behaviour and development. Some of the affects could be: physical - not eating properly i.e. loss of appetite or comfort eating. Communication - use of language i.e. reverting back to babyish language or withdraw. Intellectual – reduction in learning i.e. lack of concentration or loss of interest. Social, emotional and behavioural – attention seek i.e. crying and clinginess or anger and unwanted behaviour. Physical – moving to a different location i.e. area or country – allow time for them to settle in, work closely with parents/carers and give extra attention to the child to gain their trust. Intellectual – moving to a different setting i.e. from nursery into a reception class – it helps if the child visits the setting and meets the people who they will be involved with before moving, allow the child to be involved to help them understand what is going to happen, work closely with other practitioners sharing information about the child. Emotional – change within the home i.e. someone in the family may become ill or die – comfort and reassure the child, work closely with those around them to share information to benefit the child’s feelings and needs, allow them time to come to terms with what has happened and be there for them so they are able to talk about it if they want to, be prepared to seek further support. Physiological – development to the body and health i.e. going through puberty – be prepared for the child to want answers to questions, provide comfort and reassurance, collect information to
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