Unit 1 Teaching Assitant Level 2

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Task 1- Describe the expected pattern of children and young people’s development from birth to 19 years to include physical development, communication and intellectual development and social and emotional behavioral development Birth to adulthood has similar development stages which include physical, communication and intellectual and social and emotional behavourioral development. Children develop skills in five main areas of development: Intellectual development This is the child's ability to learn and solve problems. For example, this includes a two-month-old baby learning to explore the environment with their hands or eyes or a five-year-old learning how to do a simple math problems. Social and Emotional Development This is the child's ability to interact with others, including helping themselves and self-control. Examples of this type of development would include: a six-week-old baby smiling, a ten-month-old baby waving bye-bye, or a five-year-old boy knowing how to take turns in games at school. Communication development This is the child's ability to both understands and uses language. For example, this includes a 12-month-old baby saying his first words, a two-year-old naming part of her body, or a five-year-old learning to say "feet" instead of "foots". Physical development (Fine Motor Skill Development) This is the child's ability to use small muscles, specifically their hands and fingers, to pick up small objects, hold a spoon, turn pages in a book, or use a crayon to draw. Gross Motor Skill Development This is the child's ability to use large muscles. For example, a six-month-old baby learns how to sit up with some support, a 12-month-old baby learns to pull up to a stand holding onto furniture, and a five-year-old learns to skip. Milestones Child development is a process every child goes through. This process involves learning and

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