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Question: Unit 2: Understanding Children and Young Person’s Development

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s Care, Learning and Development

Outcome 1 - Understand the pattern of development that would normally be expected for children and young people from birth - 19 years.
1.1 Explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development that would normally be expected in children and young people from birth-19 years
1.2 Analyse the difference between sequence of development and rate of development and why the distinction is important
1.3 Analyse the reasons why children and young people’s development may not follow the pattern normally expected

Outcome 2 - Understand the factors that impact on children and young people’s development.
2.1 Analyse how children and young people’s development is influenced by a range of personal factors
2.2 Analyse how children and young people’s development is influenced by a range of external factors
2.3 Explain how theories of development and frameworks to support development influence current practice

Outcome 3 - Understand the benefits of early intervention to support the development of children and young people.
3.1 Analyse the importance of early identification of development delay
3.2 Explain the potential risks of late recognition of development delay
3.3 Evaluate how multi–agency teams work together to support all aspects of development in children and young people
3.4 Explain how play and leisure activities can be used to support all aspects of development of children and young people

Outcome 4 - Understand the potential effects of transition on children and young people’s development.
4.1 Explain how different types of transitions can affect children and young people’s development
4.2 Explain the importance of children and young people having positive relationships through periods of transition
4.3 Evaluate the effectiveness of positive relationships on children and young people’s development

Outcome 5 - Understand how assessing, monitoring and recording the development of children and young people informs the use of interventions
5.1 Explain different methods of assessing, recording and monitoring children and young people’s development
5.2 Explain how and in what circumstances different methods are used for assessing, recording and monitoring children and young people’s
development in the work setting
5.3 Explain how different types of interventions can promote positive outcomes for children and young people where development is not following the pattern normally expected
5.4 Evaluate the importance of accurate documentation regarding the development of children and young people

Answer: 1.2 An understanding of the difference between rate of development and sequence of development is important when analysing any form of development in children and young people.

Sequence of development is when there is a definitive pattern to development like a baby learning to sit and balance before he or she can crawl, or a toddler learning to walk before he or she can run. The sequencing of development assists you to prepare and plan effectively and at the right time in anticipation of the next development stage to be reached.

Rate of development is however, when individuals reach certain targets or milestones and at the speed of which they do so, and is also about recognising and identifying any concerns in development and how you can adapt and assist learning and development.

1.3 There may be many reasons why a child/ young person’s development may not follow a typical pa...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Education
  • Course: Early Childhood Studies
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 4297
  • Date submitted: September 21, 2012
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4275

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