Developmental Assessment and the School-Aged Child

The needs of the pediatric patient differ depending on age, as do the stages of development and the
expected assessment findings for each stage. In a 500-750-word paper, examine the needs of a schoolaged child of 12 years old and discuss the following:
Compare the physical assessments among school-aged children. Describe how you would modify
assessment techniques to match the age and developmental stage of the child.
Choose a child 12 years old. Identify the age of the child and describe the typical developmental stages of
children that age.
Applying developmental theory based on Erickson, Piaget, or Kohlberg, explain how you would
developmentally assess the child. Include how you would offer explanations during the assessment,
strategies you would use to gain cooperation, and potential findings from the assessment.

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