Tracey Lawrence

How does child development affect learning and behaviour?

If a child has difficulties with reading, writing or behaviour then development is a possible underlying cause

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1. Unhelpful labels

Child development is unique to each child. However, sometimes we fail to recognise this once a child reaches school. Often children are given labels relating to their ability or behaviour that are inaccurate.

2. Physical awareness

When difficulties of reading, writing and behaviour are presented as a child begins school, some put this down to ability. But we can look at child development as a possible underlying cause. Some children who have little opportunity for physical movement at home can be delayed in space and body awareness, which has a direct impact on reading ...

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