CYP Core 3.1: Understand child and young person development
1 Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth – 19 years
1.2 Explain the difference between sequence of development and rate of development and why the difference is important.
The difference between sequence of development and rate of development is that sequence means that there is a definite pattern in the way children develop e.g. where a child learns to walk before they run this is classed as a sequence and the rate of the development means the speed the child develops at. It is important to know the difference between the sequence of development and the rate of development as you need to be able to recognise that a child has developed well in one area and another may have been skipped or is going slow and the child may need extra help in this area so it is good to recognise the difference.
2.3 Explain how theories of development and framework to support development influence current practise.
Maslow's most well known contribution is the Hierarchy of Needs and this is often used to summarize the belief system of humanistic psychology. The basic principle behind this hierarchy is that at all ages not just children we will have certain needs. Without meeting these initial needs, we will not be able to continue our life and move upward on hierarchy. He describes five levels of need, physical, safety, social, self-esteem and creativity his theory is that each level of needs, need to be met before progressing onto the next level of needs if these needs are not met there may be a flaw in the individual.
Maslow’s theory is linked to my work setting because as a practitioner we meet the children’s needs of basic care by providing food, water, shelter and somewhere to sleep if they need it. We provide the level two need of safety as making children feel safe is our first priority and we also make children feel they belong by personalizing...