• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9
  10. 10
  11. 11
  12. 12
  13. 13
  14. 14
  15. 15
  16. 16
  17. 17
  18. 18
  19. 19
  20. 20
  21. 21
  22. 22
  23. 23
  24. 24
  25. 25
  26. 26
  27. 27
  28. 28
  29. 29
  30. 30
  31. 31
  32. 32
  33. 33
  34. 34
  35. 35
  36. 36
  37. 37
  38. 38
  39. 39
  40. 40
  41. 41
  42. 42
  43. 43
  44. 44
  45. 45
  46. 46
  47. 47
  48. 48
  49. 49
  50. 50
  51. 51
  52. 52
  53. 53
  54. 54
  55. 55
  56. 56

Child development - patterns of development. To increase my awareness and knowledge of a childs development, I am going to analyse and assess a case study based on a child called Marie.

Extracts from this document...


AO1 Child development Patterns of development In this piece of coursework, I am going to study the general development of a child from birth to eight years of age. I aim to be able to discuss and compare their development against the general recognized norms of a child's development and factors that influence development. The different types of development that I will be examining are the physical growth and physical development, the intellectual development, linguistic development and lastly the emotional and social development of a child. To increase my awareness and knowledge of a child's development, I am going to analyse and assess a case study based on a child called Marie. Case study Marie is a seven year old girl who lives with twin sister and her mother who is her primary care giver. She has two other siblings, a brother and sister who are older than her but she was not brought up with them as they were put into care when they were three and four years old as their mother could not handle them. However Marie sees her siblings regularly. Marie never had her father as a permanent part in her life as when she was three years old her dad moved away. He lived with her until she was eighteen months old before he split with her mum. Marie went to playschool at three years of age and she also moved at the age of three. She has moved to many different primary schools and houses. Marie mixed well with all her peers but mainly females at every school. She has good health apart from a small case of Asthma and a slight eye problem. Her asthma is kept under control with asthma pumps and her eye problem is kept under control wearing glasses. At the age of six Marie moved house again which interfered with her upbringing as she was out of school for a while and when she went back, she had to make new friends, which became harder to do as she became more self-conscious about herself. ...read more.


The other milestone "could distinguish match and name colours" Marie had achieved this 34 months and an average toddler would meet this by 36 months, therefore she is advanced. When Marie was at pre-school age she was in line with the first three milestones as she reached these at the age of four and the general age for the milestones is also four, therefore she is not advanced in these but she is still in line. The other four milestones listed in the table are usually met at the age of 5 but Marie met them all at 4 years old as you will be able to observe in the table, therefore this proves has progressed well. Lastly looking at the school age table, Marie is just in line with the general age. For example, "reading became a major interest", most school age children achieve this milestone between the ages of 6-8 years old. Marie met this milestone at 6 years old; therefore she is in line with the norm. The general age to meet all the milestones listed in this table are 6-8 years and Marie has met all milestones between the ages of 6-7 years therefore she is in line with the norm and not behind. Intellectual development - Visual exploration Infancy: Visual exploration Age Marie met milestone General age milestone is met * Played with fingers, hand, toes 4 months 4 months * Turned head toward bright colours and lights 4 months 4 months * Focused eyes on small objects and reached for them 7 and a half months 8 months * Explored objects by touching, shaking, banging, and mouthing 7 months 8 months * Interested in picture books 12 months 12 months * Looked at person talking to her 13 months 14 months Toddler Visual exploration Age marie met milestone General age milestone is met * Identified object in book 14 months 12-18 months * Can put together a 6 piece puzzle 34 months 36 months * Identified common colours ...read more.


17 months, Marie is 2 months ahead of this norm and this could be that she has to be independent and feed herself as she has a twin sister and her mother could be feeding her twin sister, therefore Marie has learned to feed herself. Looking at the pre-school table, again Marie is advanced by 1 year on all the milestones, as Marie has met all the milestones at the each of three, and most children meet these at the age of 4, this tells me she is ahead of the norm. Marie could dress and undress herself at 3 years old. The possible reason why she is advanced in this is because she was probably observing how her mother dressed her twin, therefore she copied her mother and dressed herself and this is how she became independent. Lastly looking at the school age table, the two milestones within this table, Marie has reached them at the age of five and the average age most school age children meets these milestones is at 6, therefore Marie is advanced and ahead of the norm. Marie played games their friends wanted to play but she didn't really want to play it, Marie probably met this early because she is used to taking turns as she has a twin sister and she is used to playing games with her twin sister that she didn't want to play. Overall from analysing all the tables for P.I.L.E.S I have observed that Marie is advanced in nearly all five aspects of development apart from her physical growth. When I was analysing the physical growth tables, I was predicting that because she was below the norm in her height and weight, she probably would stay behind the norm in the other aspects of development, but she hasn't, she has become the opposite and this has proved me wrong, because I initially thought that a child with poor growth would probably have poor development skills but I am wrong in this case. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Healthcare section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Healthcare essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Describe physical, intellectual, emotional and social development throughout life stages.

    4 star(s)

    Because of the communication problems discussed above, people with Down syndrome may have difficulty taking about things that make them sad or angry and frustrated and can develop depression. Major life changes such as loss or separation may prompt decreases in appropriate behavior at school or work.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Understanding and using research

    4 star(s)

    TOTAL 6 0 16 12 FEMALE 13-14 2 6 0 0 15-16 2 6 2 0 17-18 0 2 4 2 TOTAL 4 14 6 2 Question 5 asked "how often do you smoke" looking at the results they showed that males smoke more than females a day.

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Describe the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development for each of the life stages ...

    3 star(s)

    My dad worked and my mum had to stay at home due to my younger brother. You could say we weren't exactly stable financial and economic wise. Lifestyle Childhood: In Holland I was used to getting up early in the morning and going to school on my bike.

  2. Protecting Adults

    He doesn't feel isolated or ignored - he is encouraged to speak out about his feelings. Anti-oppressive Practice Adopting the person-centred approach ensures the focus is on the needs of the service user and agencies or professionals are not forcing their ideas or agenda on the individual In the past,

  1. Child Development (AO2)

    However, because of this incident occurring when he was very young, it has made him feel very protective over his eighteen-month sister. For example, if she falls and hurts herself, he would always look out for her and make sure she is ok.

  2. Public Health: How are current patterns of ill health monitored? How have current patterns ...

    major cities could expect to live 10 months less than people who lived in non-polluted areas such as the countryside because of cleaner air. The full report can be read by following this link to the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/news/2009/01January/Pages/Pollutionandlifeexpectancy.aspx Cystic Fibrosis I explained earlier that unfortunately Cystic Fibrosis is a

  1. For Early years and education A04 I am going to plan and carry out ...

    There were no more additional costs involved in the activity apart from the cost of the ingredients, so overall the activity was fairly inexpensive to carry out. Criteria used: In order to judge the success of the activity, I have selected two pieces of criteria which I believe will help

  2. Summarise the main development of a child from the age range 0-2 years, 3- ...

    They will also be able to recognise bright lights, loud noises and shiny objects, which demonstrate the development of senses, including sight, touch and sound. Babies also begin to recognise the face of their main carer, which shows emotional development.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work