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Explain the potential effects of five different life factors, on the development of an individual

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P2 ? Explain the potential effects of five different life factors, on the development of an individual There are different factors that can influence a person development. When a person is developing that are different biological and environment factors that can determinate the way they are, how they act and how they develop. It all depends on a combination of both biological inheritance and the environment influences. In this assignment I will talk about how five different factors affect an individual development. During pregnancy that are existing factors that can affect the development of the foetus and that can bring health and other problems when the child is born, which the child can carry for the rest of her/his life, these biological influences before birth can determinate our development throughout our life. Examples of this can be a mother that smoke?s while she is pregnant are more likely to have a child who weight less than normal and also the child might have learning difficulties. If a mother consume a large amount of alcohol it can affect the child as well, the consequences of heavy consumption of alcohol during pregnancy in the child are, they tend to be smaller and have head smaller than normal, also heart defects and learning difficulties, the consumption of drugs during pregnancy can also damage child in the womb. ...read more.

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Poor housing is associated with poor health this is due of poor facilities and opportunities, children that grow up within poor housing are more likely to have diseases such as asthma and allergies. Home is a place in which a child can development from a early stage until adulthood, is important to have a home environment for a child because it can affect all aspects of a child?s development such as; the development of the body, their social skills, their ability to control their feelings, their development of the mind and their speaking skills. A child development is encourages when the home provides many facilities and opportunities, these includes a place where a child can call his or her own and have some time to them self such as her/his own room, praise and encourage to carry on developing different skills, opportunities to play or read together with parents or guardian, opportunities to help so that the child can feel useful and wanted, also to have the opportunity to play with other children and to meet other people can help hr to develop many positive skills. A child how is from a low income family as well can have less access to recreational facilities, because some activities depend on money such as leisure centres and gyms, also some low income family do not have access to a car and ...read more.

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because it can be hard to do homework because the child lives in a overcrowd housing and have less facilities, and even later when the child becomes an adulthood she/ him cannot know how to provide the support needed for own child. Another factor that can affect an individual?s life is education. Educational success is associated with better health. This can be explained because someone that have a higher income tends to follow a more healthier lifestyle, this means being able to afford more nutritious food as well able to afford better housing . Children from low- income households tend to leave full time education much earlier and with less formal qualifications that those from a higher income. This is due a child from a low- income household are more likely to be distracted with other things, such as, crime, which damages their future because they may end up getting criminal record, which only allows them to do certain jobs, which probably won?t play very well, it can be other things not only crime it can be due they turn to drugs or binge drinking, or they may remain unemployed because of discrimination and that can lead to depression. An individual from a low-income household can have less access to good schools and less access to materials as well the school can have only a limited number of staff. ...read more.

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This assignment has been written for unit 4 of the BTEC Health and Social Care course. It aims to achieve P2 ‘explain the potential effects of five different life factors on the development of an individual’. Five different types of factors need to be explained in this assignment. Biological, socio-economic and environmental factors have been explained using one of the core health and social care textbooks. Lifestyle factors have not been covered as a separate topic; however some aspects of lifestyle have been considered within other factors, such as biological and socio-economic. Genetic factors have not been considered at all. The assignment could be improved by adding the missing content and linking each factor with real-life examples or examples based on case studies. Proofreading of the written content would also reduce English errors and improve clarity. Referencing, using the Harvard system, should also be included where relevant.

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