Describe with examples the importance of recognising and responding concerns about children and young people’s development
“Harry is four years old. He has just started the reception class. The teacher notices that Harry’s speech is not quite clear; he does try to talk but only when he is by himself with an adult. Over a couple of weeks, she observes Harry closely and spots that other children do not always understand him and he is finding it hard to make friends. He also seems to be little unsure of himself. She talks to his parents and they agree to refer him to the speech and language service. A few weeks later, Harry is seen by a speech and language therapist. The family are given some tips and also some exercise. Over the next few months, Harry’s speech becomes clearer. His teacher notices that he talks more in class and that he seems more confident. She is also pleased to see that he plays with the other children and has made two very good friends.” Children and young people’s workforce level 2 books.
Harry speech was affecting his communication and Social development because he could not interact with the other children and the other children found it hard to understand him. It also affected his emotional development because he did not have a lot of confidence and was getting frustrated that no one understood him. This is why it is important to recognise children’s difficulty early so that they can be treated quickly so that it does not affect the child later on in life. Harry benefited from being helped because he now has friends and can communicate better with everyone. He also has