The difference between the sequence and rate of development is the sequence means that there is a definite pattern to a child developing e.g. a toddler being able to walk before they can run. The sequence is the speed at which development happens. When the child is born it will go through different stages of development and at different rates. At the start of a babies life it will start to learn reflexes by exploring new objects through the means of touching and seeing, over an average period of 6weeks or sooner, later all depending on the baby. Once simple reflexes have developed the baby will go onto another stage of development and so on. Babies will follow a similar pattern of development. This difference is important because when a child develops if they achieve this by sequencing it enables you to plan effectively and at the right time. When you are recording the rate of development it helps to identify any concerns that we may have within the development area. We can define the age as sequence and the rate as what they can do. 2.1 – 2.2 – 2.3
An explanation of how children and young people’s development is influenced by a range of external factors and personal factors are if during pregnancy a mother smokes, takes drugs, becomes ill or suffers from stress or anxiety this can result in premature birth and health problems for the baby such as low birth weight, undeveloped organs, problems with sight and hearing. These are all problems that could delay there development. Some children are born with conditions that could affect their development. Health problems can be genetic by the environment the child grows up in. If the child lives in poor quality houses with damp this could trigger asthma and other breathing problems. Poor diet could affect their development. Children may miss time out of nursery or school this would affect their social development such as making friends. There physical development would also be effected if a child...
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