Explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development that would normally be expected in children and young people for birth – 19 years
I have put together 3 tables to explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development.
Unit 137: Understand Children and Young Person’s Development (Outcome 1) Understand the pattern of development that would normally be expected for children and young people from birth - 19 (2)
Analyse the difference between sequence of development and rate of development and why the distinction is important.
When analysing the difference between a sequence of development and rate of development I discovered that a sequence is where a clear pattern will occur within the child’s development. For example a child being able to walk before they are able to run or able to sit up, walk and run but miss out the stages in between such as rolling over or even crawling. I feel a child that develops by sequencing will allow my job role to plan successfully and at the right time.
A rate of development involves more of a time frame associated to the age in which a child will develop. I found an example of this is where one baby may start walking as early as 10 months where another child could take up to two or four months longer. When having to record the rate of development it will help me to identify any concerns that I may have when dealing with the different development areas. I also feel this will allow me to further investigate why this might be happening.
I feel it is highly important to know the difference between sequence of development and rate of development as it could play a big part in identifying a child’s needs. Within my role it is important to plan appropriately and take into consideration the different ages and stages of