It is important to know the difference between the sequence and the rate of development, as it helps to identify the child’s abilities and needs during these stages. The sequencing of development assists us to prepare and plan effectively and at the right time in anticipation for the next development stage to be reached. The sequence of development is not to be confused with the rate of development as every child will progress and grow at different speeds. The rate of development however, is when individuals reach certain milestones and at the speed of which they do so, and the rate is also about recognising and identifying and concerns in development and how we can adapt and assist learning and development. The sequence usually remains relatively the same in each child, but the rate at which many milestones are achieved can vary greatly in different children.
Unit 6 Understand child and young person’s development. 09.09.13 Review A child's development usually follows a known and predictable course. The acquisition of certain skills and abilities is often used to gauge such development. Children will reach milestones at certain ages throughout their development, if a child does not seem to be achieving these areas of development this may be a concern and an area that needs special attention. From birth to 19 years a child should achieve a number of significant development areas, these are determined by a sequence of development and the rate of development.
Unit 22 – Understanding Child and Young Person Development 1.1/1.2 Explain the sequence and rate of development from birth-19yrs. Explain the difference between sequence and rate of development and why the difference is important. Children’s development is continuous, so it is important to look at the sequence and rate of each aspect of development as a way of monitoring their progress. Although children develop in many different ways and at many different rates, the sequence that they follow is understood to be roughly the same. The sequence that children will follow has quite an obvious pattern with the child learning to hold their head up before they can sit, to sit independently before they can stand, to stand independently before they can walk and to walk confidently before they can run.
• Structured – a planned observation whereby a child is given a specific activity and is then observed carrying it out, giving a factual account of what happens. There are also methods which can be used to follow a particular child in more detail. These are useful when there is an area of concern, a need to prove that a milestone has or has not been reached, or a requirement for detailed observations to assist in diagnosis of a developmental delay. • Focus child – a particular child is observed for a specific amount of time. Categories are pre-coded to allow for events to be recorded in a consistent way.
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. 1:2 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.
506 Child Development 1.2 What is the difference between ‘sequence’ of development and ‘rate’ of development and explain why the difference is important. Sequence of development is when there is a definitive pattern to development like a baby learning to sit and balance before he or she can crawl, or a toddler learning to walk before he or she can run. The sequencing of development assists you to prepare and plan effectively and at the right time in anticipation of the next development stage to be reached. Rate of development is however, when individuals reach certain targets or milestones and at the speed of which they do so, and is also about recognising and identifying any concerns in development and how you can adapt and assist learning and development. Building blocks need to be in place for each developmental stage to happen.
1.2 DESCRIBE WITH EXAMPLES HOW TO BEHAVE APPROPRIATELY FOR A CHILD OR YOUNG PERSON’S STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT? First impressions are important for everyone not only child but for parents and people we work with. Children of different age will need varying levels of attention; some may be more advanced than others. Children with “special needs” will need more help. When we work with infants at nursery to help them with basics vocabulary and numeracy we need to choose media that will help them understand.
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.
The areas that I have assessed as “good” and therefore need improving are: Enable learners to access resources appropriately – I feel that I need to make more time to be able to show the children how they can get the best from the resources that they have available to them. Whether it be increasing their construction ability with the junk modelling or how they can use the malleable play, I feel
The sequence of development is an order of milestones that children and young people meet and accomplish. Developments in social and emotional, physical, intellectual, language and communication begins from birth and continues into adolescents and it’s within these areas that a sequence is formed, for example a child will learn how to crawl before they can walk or can point before they learn to speak a sentence. A child will usually progress forward from one milestone to the next, normally one accomplishment has a bearing on the next milestone and if a child or young person has difficulty meeting a milestone it can mean they could have delays in other areas as well, and if a child or young person meets a milestone early then they may be great at reaching the next milestone early also. The sequence of development cannot be confused with the rate of development as every child will grow and progress at different rates. A child can accomplish milestones quicker in one area such as mathematics but may take more time to accomplish a physical milestone like running or fine motor skills.