TDA 2.1 Child and Young person development
1.2 Describe with examples how different aspects of development can affect one another.
Social, emotional and personal development is crucial for a child and all will have an impact on their wellbeing, as these aspects are closely linked and each one is connected to the other. Lack of skills in one area, can have a direct impact on another, the end result is a child whose development may be delayed.
A child’s social development is gained through positive interaction with adults and other children. A child who has the interested attention of an adult through their early years, who listens and encourages them, will grow to be confident and understand how conversation works and as such develop good listening skills in return. If a child lacks this adult or even other child interaction, they may then lack the confidence to speak up and interact with others; this lack of confidence then may affect how they relate to other children either in games, role play or at school. Children, who lack confidence, may have a low sense of self worth, feeling that they can’t or are unable to speak out and therefore be able to join in. Not being able to speak out or join in can have a big impact on their ability to communicate and learn.
Take for example a child that has very litter conversation at home, they may have been left to play alone for long periods. Maybe their household is a busy one and dad is out working and mum hasn’t got time for a toddler, as she has a young baby to look after. The child may be ignored a lot of the time, the TV is on and they are given a dummy, which keeps them quiet. This child is not talked or chatted to, there is no information being relayed, no one is listening. As such, when this child starts nursery or school, they in turn won’t be able to chat and interact with their peers, their speech and communication is delayed.
Communication and Intellectual