elements of pediatric growth and development

Key elements of pediatric growth and development

Discussion will address the growth and development of the child from the neonate to the young adult. Emphasis will be placed on 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.

Please complete each initial post in APA format, but not limited to the following:

Apply a principle of human growth and development, identify a developmental milestone related to that age, and then discuss at least two developmental concerns or red flags from your chosen age group

  • Middle Childhood (also known as “school aged”) five to twelve years old

About one page in length, at least 3 references, no more than 5 years old.

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The growth and development of a human being begin immediately from conception to maturity and end after death. It is a continuous process with different stages. These stages include the infancy stage, which is from neonate to one year. The toddler stage is from one year to five years of age, the middle childhood is from five years to twelve years of age, the teenage stage is from twelve years to eighteen years, and the adulthood stage is from eighteen years and above. Each growth stage has its growth and developmental changes (Lerner & Bornstein, 2021)