Jean Piaget's Theory Of Child Development

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Child Development Assignment Level 3 Outcome 1.2 Explain the difference between sequence of development and rate of development. Why is the difference important? We need to understand the areas in which a child develops Physical Development, Intellectual development, Social & Emotional Development, Moral development and Communication development and that all these are equally important as each other and do not work separately. It’s with this information we know all children follow a typical pattern development, however not all children develop at the same rate and some may not progress over all areas, which may mean they need extra help with different things. Outcome 1.1 Complete the following five tables, showing the sequence…show more content…
How do they influence current practice? Cognitive – Jean Piaget | Main points of theory Piaget’s theory is sometimes referred to as a “constructive approach” because he suggested that children constructed or built up their thoughts according to their experiences of the world around them. He uses the term ‘schema’ to refer to a child’s conclusions or thoughts. He felt that learning was ongoing process with children needing to adapt (hence Piaget’s term ‘adaption) | Explain how does this theory influence current practice? If a parent was expecting a baby and maybe the other child wasn’t happy about it, we as a setting we could do role play with the dolls making references to when you have a baby brother or sister you could help mummy, you can cuddle the baby etc. This helps support the childs needs by making them feel safe and help them to understand what to expect | Psychoanalytic – Sigmund Freud | Main points of theoryTheories of personality are interesting; Sigmund Freud is particularly famous for his psychosexual theory of development which is often used to explain unconscious thoughts and actions. However this theory has not been scientifically agreed with but has helped those working with children to understand that there is a link between our mind and our unconscious actions…show more content…
As young children’s brains are still developing as they grow it means that early identification can change potential impact of any learning difficultly if supported early enough to help the child reach their full potential. This early intervention to support the child and family in making sure the child receives the right help early on so they have the best chance in tackling problems, communicating well and assure they are making progress. What are the potential risks for children and young people if any speech, language and communication delay is not identified early? If a child does not receive the right help with their communication delay early enough the risks of that delay having a long-term effect on their future lives is greatly increased. So if left untreated, lead to lower education attainment, behavioural problems, emotional and psychological difficulties, poorer employment prospects, challenges to mental health, and in some cases, a descent into criminal behaviour. What impact does speech, language and communication difficulties have on the overall development of a child, both currently and in the longer term? (unit 068, outcome
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