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Question: Unit 137 Understand children and young person’s 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 the 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 for assessing, recording and monitoring children and young people development in the work setting is.
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: Outcome 1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3.
All children are unique and will develop at their own pace, however; knowing what we could expect to see at different ages and stages enables us as practitioners to provide the right support. It also allows us to properly plan progression and also aid us as practitioners to identify children that may need additional support in some or all areas.
Developmental changes may be influenced by a variety of factors, including genetics, events during prenatal development, the delivery and birth itself as well as post-natal influences. Developmental change can be due to maturation – genetically controlled processes or as a result of environmental factors, although mostly, there is an interaction between the two.
As development tends to be more rapid in the early years, the milestones are initially quite close together. As a baby becomes a toddler/child and the tod...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: Health and Social Care
  • Level: Further Education
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 10777
  • Date submitted: January 04, 2020
  • Date written: February, 2019
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8778

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