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Cyp 3.1

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1.1   Explain the difference between the sequence of development and the rate of development and why the difference is important.
Sequence is the pattern regarding the order childhood development happens e.g. A baby’s physical development may begin with rolling over, then sit up, crawl, walk, run. Another baby may sit up, walk, run, and miss out rolling over and crawling. Even though elements are missed the development still proceeds in an expected pattern.
Rate is the speed at which development happens. e.g. one baby may achieve walking unaided at 10 months; another may accomplish walking at 12 months and another at 16 months.
It is important to recognize the difference so we can identify when children need help or may be at risk of having a special educational or physical needs.
It also helps the teacher, parent or carer to plan and prepare for the children who are at different stages of their development as a result of varying rates.

2.1 Explain how children and young people’s development is influenced by a range of personal factors
After birth there are various aspects which can affect children and young people’s development. These include:
Health Status
A combination of genetics and other factors can affect a child or young person’s health. There may be conditions such as cystic fibrosis (A condition in which the lungs and digestive system become clogged with thick sticky mucus), sickle cell disease (Abnormally shaped red blood cells resulting in serious infections, anemia and damage organs), diabetes, etc. that have an automatic impact. Even general colds or viruses could have an effect. There may also be problems which are set off by certain conditions such as environment. These conditions can affect all aspects of a child or young person’s development.
Conditions such as spina bifida and cerebral palsy have a physical effect on children and their development. Spina bifida occurs when the baby’s spinal cord does not develop properly...


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