• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

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

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

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.

Middle

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.

Conclusion

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.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Child Development 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 GCSE Child Development essays

  1. For my child development study I am going to observe how a child shows ...

    She ran to the card board box and crawled through it, she climbed over the few chairs and jumped onto the pillows.

  2. Why family structures are changing.

    dinner he peels the spuds and prepares the vegetables ready for cooking for his son when he comes home. Kane's Physical need of exercise is met by his father, on a number of occasions when his father isn't working, they go to the park and play football, and this ensures that Kane is kept active.

  1. CHILDRENS DIETRY REQUIREMENTS

    common sighs of allergy is swelling around the mouth and face, breathing difficulties, sickness and diarrhoea and rashes, common food sources of allergic reactions are lactose found in milk and diary produce. Histamine found in Strawberry's and ripe tomatoes. Tartazine found in yellow food colouring, sweets and some drinks. Nuts.

  2. Types of children's behaviour and strategies to deal with these

    Distress- Everybody displays distressed behaviour at some point. "Distress may result from many events, ranging from what may seem fairly small things to major, life-changing events...Distress involves a change in the behaviour of a child." (Tassoni, P. et Al. 1999.

  1. The aim of the curriculum plan is to demonstrate how a 10 month old ...

    Play Gym: The play gym will promote E's intellectual development because he will be concentrating on what rattle to hit and when to hit it. His language development will be promoted because he will be babbling whilst playing. He will also recognise himself while looking at the mirrors.

  2. DISCUSS HOW ONE CHILDHOOD CONDITION AFFECTS THE NORMAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF A CHILD ...

    Hypoglycaemia is when the blood sugar levels are too low, causing hunger, nervousness and shakiness, dizziness, confusion, and anxiety, which if left untreated will lead to unconsciousness (www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov) and require hospital treatment. . Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) carries a high morbidity and mortality Treatment demands urgent admission to hospital (Williams and Pickup 1999).

  1. Observe an individual child and see what stage they are at in their emotional ...

    Ans) Maria enjoys writing and colouring. Although she will play with her toys, she does spend most of her time writing stories about her family Q2) Does Maria abide with the rules you set upon her? Ans) Maria does abide by the rules that are set for her.

  2. What may affect childrens behaviour

    This is all due to a change of routine. Children especially with autism find it very hard to cope with a change, so it is important to let the child know with or with out a disability children still find it hard to cope with changes.

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