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QCF Title and Level: Health and Social Care, Diploma Level 5 CYP

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!. Understand theoretical approaches to child and young person development

1.1 Explain different theories and frameworks of child and young person development

There are several different theories and frameworks relating to child development, these are as follows:
Cognitive: This theory describes the basic stages of development that a child will go through from birth and how these can have an impact on the rest of their life. these are:
The sensor motor stage: this is a period of time between birth and the age of two, during this time an infant’s knowledge of the world is limited to his or her sensory perceptions and motor activities, Behaviours are limited to simple motor responses caused by sensory stimuli.
The concrete operational stage: This is a period between the ages of seven and eleven during which children gain a better understanding of mental operations. Children begin thinking logically about concrete events, but have difficulty understanding abstract or hypothetical concepts.
The formal operational stage: This is a period between age twelve to adulthood when people develop the ability to think about abstract concepts. Skills such as logical thought, deductive reasoning and systematic planning also emerge during this stage.
Psychoanalytic -This is a theory by Freud, which is based on how the human mind functions. Freud believed that there were factors outside of the individual person’s awareness (unconscious thoughts, feelings and experiences) that influence their emotions, behaviour and actions, and

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