Understanding Child and Young Person Development Essay

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Unit 4227-022 Understanding child and young person development 1.1 Children grow continually, develops and learns from birth to adulthood. A child’s development can be measured through social, emotional, intellectual, physical and language development milestones. Most of the children follows the same pattern of development during different growth stages in their life. However, each child will develop at a different rate across different areas. Aspects or areas of development classified as Physical development, Social and emotional development, intellectual development and language development. The sequence of development from birth to 19 years as follows: Development 0-3 years Physical Development : Turn their head towards sounds and movements Watching an adult face when feeding Look and reach for objects Move from sitting with support to sitting alone Raise arms to be lifted Creep and crawl Reaches hands towards source of food Begin to walk Feed themselves Crawl steps/stairs Throw objects, pour liquids Social and Emotional Development Respond to adults especially mother’s face and voice Smiles and concentrates on adults Dependant on adults for reassurance and comfort Showing affection to known faces and shy to strangers May use comfort object Become anxious or distressed if separated from known adults Play alongside other children Intellectual development Beginning to realise others are separate beings from themselves Becoming more confident but still needs adult support Respond to variety of sounds, make variety of sounds Watching adults and copy their movements Language Developments Able to make different variety of sounds Star to copy words from adults Will be able to show feelings and express them in different ways Joining words and putting sentences Development 3-7 years Physical Development Walks up and
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