This weekâ€™s Discussion will address the growth and development of the child from neonate to adolescents, cultural considerations, and the importance of communication with the child and family in respect to age and developmental considerations. This will build a solid knowledge base for the provider when caring for the child.
Your professor will assign you a case to present and, in return, you will reply to your classmates in the other cases in order to promote a robust discussion.
Please complete each initial post in APA format following the Discussion Board grading rubric to include, but not limited to the following:
- Apply a principle of human growth and development related to appropriate age group
- Apply developmental theory related to age group
- Discuss developmental milestones related to the age
- Discuss developmental assessment tool related to the age
- Apply cultural consideration and cultural assessment to presentation
Case 1: A 6-month-old Haitian male, both parents present at the appointment and the third child for both parents. Child was born at 40 weeks, last seen at 4-month visit and no concerns at that time. Child is smiling, babbling, rolls both from abdomen to back and back to abdomen and sits with support.
Case 2: A 2-year-old Hispanic female, mother and grandmother present at the appointment, first child for mother, sixth grandchild for grandmother. Mother speaks English as primary language; grandmother speaks Spanish as primary language. Last well visit was at 18 months of age and was speaking 20 words total, about 10 in English and 10 in Spanish. Now, mother states that child has about 50 words, with some in English and some in Spanish.
Case 3: A 4-year-old African American male, with mother, father, and paternal grandmother present. Child is here for well check for school entry. Child speaks approximately 100 words and only 50% intelligible.
Case 4: A 7-year-old Mexican American male with mother and maternal grandmother present. Mother has no concerns except grandmother feels the child is â€œtoo skinny.â€
Case 5: A 14-year-old Caucasian female from single-parent family with father present. Father states that â€œshe has always been healthy but I am worried that something is wrong because she doesnâ€™t talk to me anymore.â€
Answers all questions with opinions/ideas creatively and clearly. Supports post using several outside, peer-reviewed sources.
No errors with APA format.
Consistently uses Standard American English with no misspellings. Appropriate mechanics and formatting.
The initial post is at least 200 words. This does not include repeating the DB question or the citations and references.