Unit 1 Assignment: Understand Child and Young Person
This assignment is intended to provide evidence of a candidate’s knowledge and understanding of children and young people’s development birth to 19 years. By completing all tasks within the assignment, the candidate will provide evidence that meets the Learning Outcomes and assessment criteria for Unit 1, Understand Child and Young Person Development.
There are five tasks to this assignment.
A Complete tables; Questions
B Complete table; Report
E Complete table
| Task Name
| Learning outcomes covered
| A – Complete tables and Questions
| 1. Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people birth – 19 years
| B – Complete table, report
| 2. Understand the factors that influence children and young people’s development and how these affect practice
| C - Report
| 3. Understand how to monitor children and young people’s development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern
| D - Report
| 4. Understand the importance of early intervention to support SLC needs of children and young people
| E – Complete table
| 5. Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development.
Task A – Complete tables; questions
Candidates will complete the FIVE tables on the following pages, showing the sequence and rate of development for children and young people from birth to 19 years. The table covers each of the following areas of development: * Physical development
* Intellectual and cognitive development
* Communication development
* Social, emotional and behavioural development
* Moral development
Candidates will answer the following questions.
1. What is the difference between ‘sequence’ of development and ‘rate’ of development?
Sequence is the order that development happens in.
Sequence would be a baby’s physical development, may begin with rolling over then sitting up, crawling, missing out rolling over and crawling. Evan though elements are missed the development still proceeds in what’s viewed as an expected pattern
Rate is the speed that happens.
Rate is where one baby may achieve walking unaided at 10 months another may accomplish it at 12 months another 16 months.
2. Why is the difference important?
Sequence development means you must finish one area of development before you move on to the next one, so the child is fully capable and competent in areas before they develop further in others.
Table 1: Physical development
| Explain the sequence and rate of development
| As a newborn, infants are showing signs of physical development. They can move their head and limb, will start to grasp fingers and if held in a upright position use their legs in a stepping movement.
| 3-6 months
| At this stage the infant can roll from their backs onto their stomachs and push their head, chest and neck off the floor.
| 6 – 9 months
| By this stage they could be sitting alone without support, reach out for toys and could also be mobile through crawling or shuffling.
| 9 – 12 months
| AT this point a child will start to show hand preference, can click two cubes together and will push and pull toys when walking and are able to kick.
| 1 – 2 years
| At this stage a child may be able to walk alone, will push and pull toys when walking and are able to kick, roll and throw a ball. Some children are capable of using a spoon, turn a handle of a door and pull off their shoes.
| 2 – 4 years
| Between this age a child will have greatly improved their gross and fine motor skills. Most young children can jump off the ground with both feet. They can walk up and down stairs with both feet on one step and run without falling, some maybe able to...
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