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What effect may illness and emotional disturbance have upon a child's learning and behaviour?

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KE3 What effect may illness and emotional disturbance have upon a child's learning and behaviour? illness Changes in a child's behaviour can often be the first indicator that an illness is developing in their system. The child may be quieter than usual or might cry too easily, the child may be whining and clingy or just not want to play. A child who has been sick for a long time and has been isolated may find it hard to interact with his peers again. When a child is fighting an illness he would find it hard keep up with his schoolwork. He may have to join a younger class when he returns to school. When a child is sick he may loose his appetite. If he has been sick for a long time lack of food would affect his growth and ability to concentrate. Emotional disturbance If a child has had an upset in his life (e.g. trauma, unreliable parents, being bullied, loss of a pet) he may feel angry at the world. ...read more.

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Young babies grow and develop very fast they need a lot of sleep in order to do this. Toddlers and preschool children will tire very easily after exertion they will need either one or two sleeps through the day. Older children will only need a quiet rest time to recharge their batteries. Sleep requirements will vary in relation to the child's individual needs. E.g. a child who has been ill requires more sleep than usual. Some children might need less sleep because they slept late in the day. Some children just naturally need less sleep than their peers. Some children might need more sleep because their parents want them to stay up later at night with them. Some children might need more sleep because they have been awake through the night. Some might just be naturally sleepier than their peers. Age Sleep requirements 3-6 Months 15-18hrs a day. Will sleep and waken at regular intervals day and night. 6-12 Months 12-15hrs a day. More settled at night will need regular sleeps through the day 1-2 Years 12hrs a day. Will require morning and afternoon sleep. 2-4 Years 12-11hrs a day. Will require afternoon sleep. ...read more.

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One designated first aider is on duty at all times First aid box is regularly checked and re-stocked as necessary. Accident book is used as per regulations All food is stored and prepared as per hygiene regulations. Rubbish is managed hygienically. Cleaning materials are locked away out of children's reach. Children are taught to wash hands properly before handling/eating food. Children are taught to wash hands properly after using the toilet. Parents are informed of any illness/incident, which relate to health and safety. Refer to policy booklet for details. KE22 What might be the benefits for children following the cultural practices of their families? How should you respond to the cultural practices of others? Children benefit from following the cultural practices of their families because this is part of who they are. If a child's cultural practices are ignored you will undervalue that child and his family. Breaking a cultural Taboo could cause a child and his family great distress, damaging them emotionally. You should follow the cultural practices of all the children in the setting in a positive way so they will learn to respect each other. Children are less likely to bully someone for being different if they have been taught that other ways are as valued as their own. ...read more.

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