Examples of influences that affect children and young people’s development, including; background, health and environmental. Events that children may not understand may leave them confused, leading to frustration and aggressive outbursts. They may become withdrawn in their behaviour and develop unwanted habits through anxiety. The factors causing this behaviour may be: arrival of a new baby, bereavement, and divorce or moving home to mention a few. A loving and secure attachment to a nurturing adult influences a child’s capacity for social, emotional and cognitive development and the ability to have positive relationships.
If a child of 12-24 months has a physical hindrance, such as a disability, this could have a knock on effect on their social development. It may cause a child to explore their surroundings less and restrict peer interaction, thus creating a social barrier. A child may feel different to peers and cause them to be less confident and less interactive. Adults can support this by providing emotional support and physical supports and aids, for example crutches, wheel chairs, and ramps so that the child can interact and socialise more effectively. 8-12 Years Effect of emotional on social
Some children who have arrived from another country where formal education begins later may also find their intellectual development affected as they have had no previous education but could also affect their emotional and behavioural development if they feel they are not able to do what others have already learnt to do. Schools will often put appropriate support in place for children in these situations. Abuse/Neglect - If a child has suffered from any abuse or neglect it will almost certainly affect the
TDA 2:1 1.2 Describe with examples how different aspects of development can affect one another. Holistic development means for example – A child with a physical disability may not be able to take part in certain games, may be left out by other children. This can affect social development; it may also affect a child’s emotional development as the child may lack confidence. A child with speech impairment may have language difficulties which may lead to social skills being limited, Intellectual skills may affect reading if sounds can’t be made, emotional , may lack confidence, could lead to behavioural problems due to frustrations, could show anger or could be unnaturally quiet, shy or withdrawn. 2.1 Describe with examples the kinds of influences that affect children and young people’s development including: • Background • Health • Environment Background A young child especially is mostly influences by their parent or parents.
CYP Core 3.1 – Understand child and young person development 2. Understand the factors that influence children and young people’s development and how these affect practice. 2.1 Explain how children and young people development is influenced by a range of personal factors A child’s personal circumstances within a child home life can have a vital effect on a child’s development. If a child is unhappy at home this could be due to parent divorce or the child is miss treated or neglected, lack of parent support within the home to support with a child’s development or learning / play experiences. A child’s social network and emotional development can influence development, along with the use of drugs and alcohol both (child and parent).
2.9 - 3.2 Behaviour problems that should be referred to others There will be times when children might not show positive behaviour. There could be many reasons for any type of inappropriate behaviour shown. Sometimes children’s behaviour could show some signs that they need some extra support. It needs to be recognised when children need to be referred to another colleague or a professional. However a practitioner needs to encourage positive behaviour and manage children’s common behaviour.
It may be with the local authorities or a family relative or friend. If the illness is permanent and leaves the parent/ guardian unable to care for the child, then permanent care may be put in place. Child related reasons; Behavioural problems Children may need to be looked after as a consequence of their own actions. If a child’s behaviour cannot be managed and controlled by their parents/ guardians and is causing stress and ill health to anyone in the household then they may require them to be looked after by someone other than their parents/guardians. Learning difficulties Children with learning difficulties present their own problems and challenges; some families are unable to cope with these challenges and may place their child in respite care.
Meeting children’s needs can affect practitioners as they will need to plan according to the children’s age, stage and needs. If there is a child in the setting who is visually impaired then the practitioner should make enlarged copies of worksheets so the child can see it much easier. This could affect the practitioner as if there are not any resources, e.g. large pieces of paper available, than this could limit the practitioner and also the child as it will become a barrier for their education and development. Another barrier could be lack of staff.
Amy McCay Unit 1 Understand child and young person development 2.1 There are many personal factors that influence a childs development. These are a few examples: Impaired hearing - If a child has impaired hearing then it can cause them to struggle to understand what is being said to them and can also cause their speech to develop slower. This means that they will not develop as quickly as the other children in certain areas such as 'communication and language' as their communication and language skills may not be as good as everyone else's. They may also not develop very well socially as they could loose a lot of self confidence due to realising they are being treated differently to everyone else so may not feel confident enough to form
Children who are lacking in confidence or are depressed may lack in motivation and will therefore not try out new skills. In my setting, if this is the case we will try to motivate the child, or if there is something more to it we try to find out why the child is feeling depressed, and get to the route of the problem. Another factor could be physical reasons, some children’s developmental plan could affected by their genetic code, this may mean that they are slow to develop in many areas for no specific reason. Children’s development could also be slowed down by difficulties in physical growth. In this cases in my setting we would try and encourage the child and meet that child’s individual needs by not pushing them to do the tasks of a more developed child.