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.
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