About Child Development.

About Child Development.


childhood is a period have massive
development the brain rewires itself childhood is a period have massive
development the brain rewires itself during childhood and the body goes
through extraordinary transitions this has huge effect on the emotions
intelligence behavior and the way children interact
with others the consequences a quite profound it
would seem silly to compare the emotions have a babe in arms with the
five-year-old or the behavior of primary and secondary
school pupils to do so would not be to compare like
with like babies in adolescence almost like
different species but Children Services do not pay as much
attention to child development as they might let’s
think about this in two ways working with the individual child and
working to improve the well-being all children in a school or community
lettuce drawer box we divide the page into five columns and
mark them living situation family is social
relations physical and psychological health social antisocial behavior education and
employment this is not the only way to categorize
dimensions of a child’s life but it will do for the purpose if this
illustration now the box is divided into five rows
Priebe preschool primary school secondary
school and early adulthood this is a very crude
way of dividing up developmental stages but again it will help to illustrate the
point now let’s suppose we are working with the child but is
behaving badly in secondary school the teacher sees the child acting out
it’s a problem now let us look back over the child’s
development and see what has been happening we talk to the child and we talk to the
parents and we pick up some facts that might
explain what is happening we focus on health and on physical
emotional social intellectual and behavioral
development as before there are other ways of
categorizing children’s development but this one will do for now the child is born into a family with Mom
dad and a 2-year-old sister the child
develops well physically more or less at the same rate as other
children have the same age nothing unusual either in other areas of
development with nothing unusual to report but
according to mom when the child gets to nine years she
starts to get a little sad and withdrawals a little at home and in
school both mom and the child relate this to
the arrival up a little brother who had colic and
was quite demanding in the first months of life it also
turns out the child was frightened by the prospect
a moving from the little to the big school a
little more inquiry reveals that Mom and Dad have not been
getting on as well as usual partly explained by the new arrival and
partly by dad moving too short hours in work the inquiry could continue but there’s
sufficient information to begin to see how if you own
development makes us think differently about the child situation first we can
see some continuities and discontinuities the child was doing
relatively well until the arrival of her little brother
and the deterioration in her parents relationship there was order in the development for
example prior to the problems the child’s
reading ability was consistent with her enjoyment is
school developmental gains in one area such as social an emotional regulation
produce benefits in others such as attentiveness it was only in the
first year of secondary school that there was a sudden dip in the
child’s behavior now let’s take a different question
improving outcomes for children in a whole school all local
authority this time we make four columns crudely
representing different stages of children’s
development a line is drawn across the middle of the page the top bro represents all children the
bottom row those whose health or development is
impaired now the school or community can identify
the activities the group

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