|Each student will conduct a pediatric developmental assessment in order to facilitate his/her learning of the multiple, predictable aspects of a child’s growth and development. The student will also assess the child’s home environment to identify some of the factors influencing the child’s development. Following the visit, a written paper will be due which will include physiologic and psychosocial assessment data, goals for the child and family, interventions, and recommendations.|
|Paper Comments||I. PROCEDURE FOR THE VISIT
Identify a well child (1 month – 10 years of age) either in a home or school environment. The child should not be a member of the student’s immediate family.
For home visits, you will be conducting a developmental and a home assessment for a child birth to 10 years of age. For school students, you may conduct a systematic assessment of their developmental status and identify environmental factors located in the school which are aimed at stimulating their development.
Some suggested parameters to include:
a) Interpret the child’s growth percentiles.
b) Describe and interpret child developmental findings. Select at least two developmental theorists and compare the child’s development.
c) Assess the child’s environment in the areas of cognitive and social emotional support, safety, nutrition, and list factors that facilitate or inhibit the child’s growth and development. Or, if school based, describe environmental factors you have identified that are stimulating the child’s development
d) Discuss problems to be addressed, nursing diagnoses, and needs. If there are no problems, discuss anticipatory guidance needs.
3) GOALS – for child and family
4) INTERVENTIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS – to maintain and promote growth, development and health of the child. Include documented rationale.
5) REFERENCE LIST – Use APA format.
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