Assessment of Growth and Development in a Child Case Study by Nicky

Assessment of Growth and Development in a Child
An assessment of growth and development in a 11 year old child.
# 128093 | 3,153 words | 5 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jun 29, 2010 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Psychology (Theory) , Psychology (Case Studies)

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This paper presents a psychological assessment of an 11 year old child who, according to developmental psychologist Erik Ericson, is in the "industry versus inferiority" psychosocial stage of development, during which the child enjoys working on projects and competition with others and tends to follow rules. The remainder of the essay analyzes the child on several different categories of growth and development.

Role-Relationship Pattern
Sleep-Rest Pattern
Nutrition/Metabolic Pattern
Play and Learning Assessment
Anticipatory Guidance
Food Plan for School Age Children
Impact of Hospitalization
Protecting Latchkey Children

From the Paper:

"Activity/exercise: The gross motor skills expected at nine years of age are fluid movements, often graceful and poised, being always on the go, and jumping, chasing, and skipping. The fine motor skills and expected at nine years of age are increase smoothness, speed, and fine motor control, using cursive writing, dressing themselves completely, and being able to complete a variety of handicrafts such as ceramics, needlework, woodcarving, and beadwork (Hockenberry & Wilson, 2007, p. 738). During my assessment of her gross and fine motor skills, the child was able to run and jump with very smooth and fluid movement. I observed her riding her bike and scooter with no difficulty. She drew some pictures for me during my time with her that were appropriate for her age and skill level. She also made some necklaces from beads, which was another demonstration of her fine motor skills. I also played the game of catch with her, and she demonstrated good hand eye coordination. Her mothers told me she was able to dress and bathe herself with no assistance needed for either task."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Care Call reassurance (September 2008). Latchkey Children guidelines. Retrieved October 10, 2008, from
  • Hockenberry, M. J., & Wilson, D. (2007). Wong's Nursing Care Of Infants and Children (8th Edition ed.). St. Louis,MO : Mosby Elsevier.
  • (July 2008). For kids. Retrieved October 10, 2008, from
  • Wardlaw, G. M., & Smith, A. M. (2006). Contemporary Nutrition (6th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
  • FEMA (June 23, 2008). U. S. Fire administration. Retrieved October 10, 2008, from http//

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