However, each child is an individual and his/her physical, emotional, social development is either boosted or restricted by personal factors like genetic health or parentsâ€TM health etc.; and external factors such as the environment they grow up with. All factors have some kind of impact on a growing child and tend to affect all areas of development, not just one. Personal factor Personal factor influence childrenâ€TMs development in many areas. It consist health status, disability, sensory impairment and learning difficulties etc.. Childrenâ€TMs health is really important. Health issues can be genetical which influence how the brain works, e.g. Downâ€TMs syndrome which have impairment of cognitive ability and physical growth.
Parizad Batty-Avari EYE11-4.1 Explain the impacts of poor diet on children's health and development Nutritious food is of paramount importance for a healthy mind and body. Childhood is a time of critical growth in which proper nutrition is absolutely necessary. Children who have poor diets either due of a lack of food or because of bad eating habits and patterns, leads to inadequate intake of nutrients and are prone to significant short-term and long-term health impacts and diseases. Short-term impact on children’s health:
Question 1: There are many reasons why children's and young people's development may not follow the expected pattern some of these are: • Having a disability: having a disability can have a major impact on many areas of development. For example a physical disability would affect the way the child gets around or they may need to have extra support like bigger pencils. Having early supports with disabilities can help to minimise the effects of the disability. • Emotional reasons: Children who have poor attachments may lack confidence to try new things and will have a lack of motivation. They could have low self-esteem, this can be detrimental to a child's development.
This could then lead to issues relating to their behaviour due to frustration and poor social skills. A child may also struggle to understand basic information and their learning at school could be affected resulting in poor academic attainment. A child could also become withdrawn or depressed due to not being able to explain their feelings or emotions positively, which could have an effect on other areas of their development. If a child is not encouraged to chew their food or talk then there is the possibility of certain muscles in their mouth failing to develop
There are three prime areas of development that children learn through: physical, communication and language and personal, social and emotional. Together, the prime areas make up a child’s overall learning and understanding, also known as “holistic development”. When one of these areas are delayed, it tends to have a knock-on effect on the other areas because they all work together to learn and achieve. These prime areas also support the specific areas of literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design. If there is a delay in one of the prime sectors, you can’t possibly expect the child affected to be able to move through and understand a more advanced, specific development province.
Special attention needs to be given to health and education to ensure the child is healthy in all aspects of their life and their education is paramount to ensuring confidence and growth so they can become healthy confident adults and can go out into the world armed with a good education. If not the child could become withdrawn, depressed, and have low self-esteem which can bring its own
The environment where a child is been raised plays a huge role on its psychological development. There are a lot of environmental influences that might affect their overall development and behavior. These influences might come from a prenatal environment, physical environment, social environment, cultural environment, learning environment, economic environment, emotional environment and family environment. All these environments are important for the success and for the happiness throughout their lifecourse. According to the World Health Organization, the first 8 years of life will affect a child’s health, education and economic participation for the rest of its life.
Children look to their parent’s guidance and development. Parents are the first example and if the family environment is not healthy, the children could be subjected to a lacking strong physical development. “Effective parenting skills are fundamental to child development” (The Chief Public Health Officer 's Report, 2008). Children learn from their environment, if a child’s parent is not in the picture, children will learn from what surrounds them. For example, Genie did not speak because she was never spoken to as a child.
There can be positive as well as negative effects. There can also be short term or long term effects depending on the individual child and how effectively they are supported. Short terms effects on children in times of transitioning can include:- • Regression – if a child struggles to cope with a transition they may revert to the earlier stages of development. • Physical well-being – in the short term a child’s physical well-being may be effected as their immune system is not as effective as fighting illness.
Others might have trouble with certain skills such as daily living skills ranging from doing laundry and cleaning the house to dressing themselves. Most children are struggling academically in several subjects such as writing, mathematics, reading, art, and so on. Also, some children are very sensitive to certain things around them such as enormous crowds and lights
These deficiencies can cause anemia, obesity, eating disorders and cavities, also more serious illness such as heart disease, cancer and strokes. Students who consistently have insufficient protein score lower on achievement tests than their classmates who had adequate nutrition ( ). Thus, unhealthy diet options during childhood can have lasting consequences for poor children’s minds, bodies and
Sensory impairments and language disorders may lead to delayed cognitive development, anxiety and poor behaviour. A slower or faster rate of physical development may lead to social exclusion. Communication development can be affected by a sensory impairment, or speech and language. This may also lead to delayed cognitive development and anxiety. To ensure positive development interventions are important.
Having the right knowledge, skills and experience in understanding how children or young people develop are very important tools for early years practitioners. We must put to mind that each child born to this world is unique; they are born with different characters and their personalities and behaviours are formed and influenced by variety of factors. These factors may affect their ways of interacting to the environment and community or setting in which they live in.
It is important to note that by the time child is three years old, their brain has been 90% developed, which is quite mind blowing. Therefore it is important to create a positive environment so the child’s brain is enriched with great information. An example is a child needs to be fed with nutritional food with the proper mix of vitamins and protein because failure to do so “can have effects lasting far past the early years in areas as diverse as cognitive development, physical health, work capacity, and earning power” (Martorell, 2013, pg. 86). If a child is born in poverty, they may not have the same nutritional value as a child born in an economically stable atmosphere. This could also include how involved the parents are in the child's life and whether they provide a lot of human contact, speak fluently or providing comfort.
Nature and Nurture Influences on Child Development Karla White ECE 205: Introduction to Child Development Instructor: Alesia Lane October 2, 2017 Nature and Nurture Influences on Child Development Describe the relationship between nature versus nurture. The nature vs. nature debate is the scientific, cultural, and philosophical debate about whether human culture, behavior, and personality are caused primarily by nature or nurture. Nature is often defined in this debate as genetic or hormone-based behaviors. Our genes determine the different traits that we have, such as eye color, hair, ear size, height and other traits.