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Explain How Children and Young People's Development Is Influenced by a Range of Personal Factors.

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Personal factors

There are many factors that influence a child/young person development such as health issues, sensory impairment, disability, learning difficulties. Even before birth a child needs to reach many milestones and however small or large they can cause a delay in a childs development and in many cases are completely out of the childs or parents control.

Faulty genetics for example is a factor that is completely out of our control and as a child grows they could face obstacles from their peers if they have the wrong hair colour or are smaller or taller than average. Certain factors before birth can be avoided if a mother-to-be takes care of herself such as not smoking/drinking or taking drugs and this provides the best for her unborn child. If these situations are not avoided issues like low birth weight, traumatic birth, lack of oxygen at birth can all cause long term issues and thus contribute to the way a young person learns and develops.

If a child suffers from health issues such as asthma, it may make them unable to take part in activities and then lessen the understanding of being able to be part of a team. Learning difficulties, physical disabilities and sensory impairments like blindness and deafness can again can make them unable to socialise and work with other children which is a major part in helping and assisting their development, also they could be withdrawn and make them feel like they don’t belong. A child with learning difficulties can also be held back so then

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