Compare and contrast identified similarities as well as differences in expected assessment across the childhood age groups. Think there are many similarities in assessment across the childhood age groups. The majority of the age groups require parents to be examples and teach the children of different ages right from wrong, healthy activity, values, healthy behavior, etc. However as seen with Erickson developmental stages each age has differences in development in each area of the functional health pattern assessment. NT think that any one health assessment for a child would be per say individualized until teen years as the younger ages are still dependent on parents and caregivers for everything. To me each stage builds up from the previous age groups accomplishments and normal assessment up till adulthood. There are unique differences to each development stage, such as sleep and cognition. Differences between the age groups a far as roles and relationship patterns is that the toddler and preschool child try to identify tit the parents, and in contrast a school age child begins to focus on identity with peers.
Values and beliefs are instilled in the child from birth, but will vary between individual parents, races, and religions. Over all the parent plays a major role in the development of the child to adulthood. “A key aspect of supporting and promoting child development is an effective, positive relationship between the family and the caregiver. Engaged communication gives early care and education programs an opportunity to actively and appropriately promote he development of infants and toddlers.
Caregivers can promote effective communication between programs and parents by maximizing opportunities to communicate with families. Family/caregiver communication about the child’s development is critical to the process of individualizing the curriculum. A framework for an informed observation, screening, and assessment process is created when caregivers work together with families to assess developmental strengths and needs.
Caregivers and families are then able to individualize auricular and learning expectations for each child based on their unique strengths and needs” (National Infant and Toddler Child Care Initiative, 2010, p. 2) Summarize how a nurse would handle physical assessments, examinations, education, and communication differently with children versus adults. Consider spirituality and cultural differences in your answer.