Understnd Child and Young Person

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Understand child and young person development Unit 331 Outcome 1 1.2 Explain the difference between sequence of development and rate of development and why the difference is important. Although we may look at different aspects of a child’s development separately, it is important to remember that development should be viewed as a whole, rather than just in part, as each child in unique and will develop at different rates and in their own way. Aspects of development include physical, communication, language, memory, emotional and behavioural. Many skills a child learns overlap, for example a child doesn’t just learn the skills to play football, they also have the ability to communicate, have social skills, physical skills and memory skills. 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 means it follows the same basic pattern, it usually happens in the same order, the child normally finishes one area of development before going on to the next one, for example a child would walk before they can run. These areas can vary in each child. 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 you 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
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