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PThe difference between the sequence of development and rate of development is that the sequence of development refers to the expected pattern of development, whereas the rate of development refers to the speed of development in terms of age and length of time. It is important that we are all aware of these differences in order to avoid any misdiagnosis and labelling. Milestones help us has health care professionals, parents and carers to gain a greater understanding of what the expected pattern of development should be, and also assist us in recognising when and where there are any variations. Nonetheless it is equally important to understand that the speed and rate of development do not always work in correlation.
However we must not lose sight of the fact that each child has their own individual needs and is therefore unique, meaning that the process of development can and will vary from child to child. This reinforces one of the Early Years Foundation Stage (,EYFS) -Learning and development…