Development Stages 0-19 Years

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Unit 004
Children and Young People’s Development

The table below shows at what stage’s the expected pattern of development for children will occur. The development areas cover Physical, Communication, Social, Emotional and Behavioural Development.

Physical Development

This is an area of development, that is often assumed will come automatically as the child grows. Although children develop many skills naturally it is important that they are given the opportunity to develop in a variety of ways in which require additional support.

Communication and Intellectual development

Communication and Intellectual developments are closely linked together as a child requires the language in order to think and learn. If they have limited interaction and experiences from others there learning and development may be affected and slow down compared to other children. Some children have speech and language difficulties, this leading to additional help being needed. Intellectual Development depends on the opportunity given to a child from an early age. It is important to understand that all children learn in different stages. A task one child may be able to do; another may struggle at, due to the individual’s strengths and abilities.

Social, Emotional and Behavioural Development

This is the area of development were children feel about themselves and others. They Learn through there peers to become more independent as they grow through there adult lives.

| |Physical Development |Communication & Intellectual |Social, Emotional & Behavioural | | | |Development |Development | | |Babies will start to reach |Will imitate facial expressions. |Sleeps for much of the time when | | |towards things that dangle. They |Smile at carers. Enjoys being sung |not being handled or fed. | |0-3 Months |will start to flex fingers. |too. |Becoming more alert. Stops crying | | | | |when picked up/spoken to. Turns to| | | | |hear a sound stares at shiny | | | | |objects. |

| |Babies may show a likeness for |Babies will start to make sounds. |Fixes on carers face when feeding. | | |certain colours |Will coo and gurgle to when spoken |Smiles and interacts with carer. | |3-6 Months | |too. Will laugh at noises and faces. |Responds well to friendly handling | | |Baby will start to crawl, move |Baby will start to say first words, |Very interested in surroundings. | |6-12 Months |around by shuffling on there |most commonly Dada dada or mama mama.|Recognises familiar people. Shows | | |bottoms. Baby may even begin | |anxiety towards strangers. Clings to | | |walking aided. Picking up toys |Starts to understand that objects are|parents. | | |and places objects in |still there when hidden |Starts to play peek a boo and clap | | |containers. | |hands. | | |Baby starts to pick up things |Babies will start to put words...
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