Understand Child and Young Person Essay

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Unit 10 Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth - 19 years.

1.1 Physical Development, Communication and Intellectual development. Social, emotional and behavioural development.
All babies, children and young people follow the same pattern when it comes to development but each person is unique. Every day they will grow, develop and learn at there own pace but following a similar basic pattern in their sequence of development.
A child’s development can be measured through social, emotional, intellectual, physical and language developmental milestones. This is the Holistic Process when dealing with every aspect of the child and their environment.
1.2 The best way in which to describe
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• Continues to enjoy the company of others but still has difficulty sharing toys with other children. May become shy in an unfamiliar situation. • Starts to develop fine motor skills, for example, holding a pair of scissors and even using them, holding crayons/pens and displaying a correct use of them. • May learn to ride a tricycle and tri scooter. Can kick and throw a ball but may struggle to catch. • Enjoys imaginative play and will mimic their experiences in the home/playschool with dolls and action figures. • Has a vocabulary of 300+ words and can form more complex sentences. Will often ask why and want a reason for doing things. • Understands feelings and that other people have them but is still very centred on themselves. • Understands right from wrong but may not do the right thing. Will still be distressed by punishment. • Will use the potty more frequently and become drier for longer periods of time. • Will begin to use a knife and fork properly. • Recognises colours, shapes, numbers. • Has no sense of danger and has limited

3-5 Years • Will start to enjoy the company of other children and will include them in play but is still limited on others feelings and needs. They may offer comfort if they can see someone who is visibly upset. • May develop an imaginary friend. • Be able to communicate in full sentences so that anyone can understand