This development is strongly linked to communication and language development. 3. Communication – this area of development is about learning to communicate with other people and understanding their communications. Talking, reading and writing and also use of gestures are all aexamples of skills that most children learn. Communication and language development are linked to cognitive development because more sophisticated communication involves thinking about what others are trying to convey as well as thinking about what you are trying to express.
Unit 1 Child and young person development Introduction 1. Know the main stages of child and young person development. 1.1 Describe the expected pattern of children and young people’s development from birth to 19 years, to include: a) physical development b) communication and intellectual development c) social, emotional and behavioural development. In order to understand and support a child and young persons development, we have to look at the “whole” child.This means looking at all the areas of their development in relation to the particular aspect of development that is being focused on.It is important to remember that development is a holistic process, and that each child is unique and will develop in their own way, and at different rates. With this in mind we can look at a child and young persons development in more of a sequence across ages, rather than different stages at fixed ages.
He focused on language and the development of internalising language; that we learn to think through and before speech, as a major influence on children’s cognitive development. He believed that personal and social experience cannot be separated and that a child’s development is not only constructed by personal development but also moulded by the child’s culture; education, family and community. He concentrated on the child’s potential learning ability and the need for experts that help a child to construct their learning and intelligence. A lot of practical applications from his theory are used in the educational system today. There are a lot of similarities in Piaget and Vygotsky’s theories.
A recognised structured system of gestures, signs and symbols used to communicate. Communication – the interchange of thoughts, opinions or information by speech, writing or signs. It allows us to express ourselves, understand others and to be understood. In order for us to communicate effectively we need to remember to use various skills including listening and taking turns, a mutual language and the ability to express one self. Speech, language and communication needs – Encompasses a wide range of difficulties related to all aspects of communication in children and young people.
The first theory is the nativist theory which states all kids have the yearning to understand the logic of their domain. Through that innate drive, they sort out meaning of words as well as use language and understand the world around them. Waddington (1957) explains that some behaviour are learned more easily than others. These behaviours are inborn and that children are ready to learn them with slight energy. Chomsky suggested there was an innate “language acquisition device” (LAD) someplace in the mind that helps learning of languages.
It is widely acknowledged that intellectual and communication are closely related due to the importance of language and its links to learning. The two main areas of intellectual development are: (i) Language development – helps us to organise thoughts and make sense of the world around us. (ii) Cognitive development – is about how we use our minds and organises thinking to understand the world around us Communication development – is verbal and non-verbal speech development such as understanding a system of language, sign and body language. Communication development can be divided into sub-types: • Receptive language-our ability to understand spoken language when we hear it • Expressive language-our ability to use spoken language to communicate to others • Self-talk-the ability
Physical development is vital to being valuable parents, teachers, and caregivers. Motor development is the child’s ability to move and have control over their body parts. This depends on the maturation of the brain, and how it receives input from the sensory system, if the nervous
1. Understand the pattern of development that would normally be expected for children and young people from birth – 19 yrs. 2.1 Explain the sequence and rate of each aspects of development that would normally be expected in children and young people from birth – 19 years. Children’s development is continuous and can be measured in a number of different ways. Although all children will develop at different rates and in different ways, the sequence in which they develop will be roughly the same as they need to have developed one skill, for example walking, before they move on to develop another such as running and jumping.
This paper will discuss the important stages in the development as to how the child changes from physical, emotional, social, and cognitive perspective throughout this time period. Physical Change Physical changes in early childhood are accompanied by rapid changes in the child’s cognitive and language development. From the beginning of birth they use all their senses to attend to their environment. They begin to develop a sense of cause and effect from their actions and the responses of caregivers. As the new born grows into a young person he can take care of his or her own body and interact effectively with others.
March 9, 2010 The purposes of observations have become the most dominant method for learning children’s development as they are young. It requires a much more focus on the child’s behaviors, observation allows the teacher to get to know the child as a unique individual, rather than as a member of a group. Young children need to have models from a teacher in order to understand appropriate behaviors when being observed. Learning the importance of observations important, as is developing the skills of how to observe. Observation can be used for three major purposes: (1) to understand children’s behavior, (2) to evaluate children’s development, and (3) to evaluate learning progress.