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1 Growth and Development of Children Adele Piliterri, Child Health Nursing, Lippincott
2 Growth and Development of Children PreparedByDr: Magda Abd El Aziz
3 General Objective:By the end of this lecture, the student will be able to discuss growth and development of children.
4 Specific Objectives:By the end of this lecture, the student will be able to:Identify the importance of growth and development.Define growth and development.Mention the principles of growth and development.List factors affecting growth and development.Mention types of growth and development.Identify the stages of development.
5 GrowthGrowth refers to an increase in physical size of the whole body or any of its parts.It is simply a quantitative change in the child’s body.It can be measured in Kg, pounds, meters, inches, ….. etc
8 DevelopmentDevelopment refers to a progressive increase in skill and capacity of function.It is a qualitative change in the child’s functioning.It can be measured through observation.
9 By understanding what to expect during each stage of development, parents can easily capture the teachable moments in everyday life to enhance their child's language development, intellectual growth, social development and motor skills.
10 Maturation Increase in child’s competence and adaptability. It is describing the qualitative change in a structure.The level of maturation depends on child’s heredity.
11 Importance of Growth and Development for Nurses: Knowing what to expect of a particular child at any given age.Gaining better understanding of the reasons behind illnesses.Helping in formulating the plan of care.Helping in parents’ education in order to achieve optimal growth & development at each stage.
12 Principles of Growth & Development Continuous processPredictable SequenceDon’t progress at the same rate (↑ periods of GR in early childhood and adolescents & ↓ periods of GR in middle childhood)Not all body parts grow in the same rate at the same time.Each child grows in his/her own unique way.Each stage of G&D is affected by the preceding types of development.
13 Principles of Growth & Development G & D proceed in regular related directions :- Cephalo-caudal(head down to toes)- Proximodistal (center of the body to the peripheral)- General to specific
15 Growth PatternsThe child’s pattern of growth is in a head-to-toe direction, or cephalocaudal, and in an inward to outward pattern called proximodistal.
16 Factors affecting growth and development: HereditaryEnvironmental factorsPre-natal environment1-Factors related to mothers during pregnancy:- Nutritional deficiencies- Diabetic mother- Exposure to radiation- Infection with German measles- Smoking- Use of drugs
17 2-Factors related to fetus Mal-position in uterusFaulty placental implantationPost-Natal EnvironmentI - External environment:- socio-economic status of the family- child’s nutrition- climate and season- child’s ordinal position in the family- Number of siblings in the family- Family structure (single parent or extended family … )
19 Types of growth and development - Physical growth (Ht, Wt, head & chest circumference)- Physiological growth (vital signs …)Types of development:- Motor development- Cognitive development- Emotional development- Social development
20 Stages of Growth and Development Prenatal- Embryonic (conception- 8 w)- Fetal stage (8-40 or 42 w)InfancyNeonateBirth to end of 1 month1 month to end of 1 yearEarly ChildhoodToddler1-3 yearsPreschool3-6 yearsMiddle ChildhoodSchool age6 to 12 yearsLate ChildhoodAdolescent13 years to approximately 18 years
22 1- Newborn stageNewborn stage is the first 4 weeks or first month of life. It is a transitional period from intrauterine life to extra uterine environment.
23 Normal Newborn Infant Physical growth - Weight = 2.700 – 4 kg - Wt loss 5% -10% by 3-4 days after birth- Wt gain by 10th days of life- Gain ¾ kg by the end of the 1st month
24 Weight:They loose 5 % to 10 % of weight by 3-4 days after birth as result of :Withdrawal of hormones from mother.Loss of excessive extra cellular fluid.Passage of meconium (feces) and urine.Limited food intake.
25 Height Boys average Ht = 50 cm Girls average Ht = 49 cm Normal range for both ( cm)Head circumference33-35 cmHead is ¼ total body lengthSkull has 2 fontanels (anterior & posterior)
26 Anterior fontanel Diamond in shape The junction of the sagittal, corneal and frontal sutures forms itBetween 2 frontal & 2 parietal bones3-4 cm in length and 2-3 cm widthIt closes at months of age
38 Touch It is the most highly developed sense. It is mostly at lips, tongue, ears, and forehead.The newborn is usually comfortable with touch.
39 Vision Pupils react to light Bright lights appear to be unpleasant to newborn infant.Follow objects in line of vision
40 HearingThe newborn infant usually makes some response to sound from birth.Ordinary sounds are heard well before 10 days of life.The newborn infant responds to sounds with either cry or eye movement, cessation of activity and / or startle reaction.
41 TasteWell developed as bitter and sour fluids are resisted while sweet fluids are accepted.SmellOnly evidence in newborn infant’s search for the nipple, as he smell breast milk.
53 Fine Motor Development in infancy 6-month-old12-month-old
54 Definition of normal infant:- It is the period which starts at the end of the first month up to the end of the first year of age. Infant's growth and development during this period are rapid.
55 Physical growth of normal infant Weight : the infant gains :- Birth to 4 months → ¾ kg /month- 5 to 8 months → ½ kg / month- 9 to 12 months → ¼ kg /monthThe infant will double his birth wt by 4-5 months and triple it by months of age
56 Calculating infant’s weight Infants from 3 to 12 monthsWeight = Age in months + 92Wt of 7 months old infant = 7+9 = 16 = 8 kg
57 HeightLength increases about 3 cm /month during the 1st 3 months of age,then it increases 2 cm /month at age of 4-6 months,Then, at 7 – 12 months, it increases 1 ½ cm per month
58 Head circumferenceIt increases about 2 cm /month during the 1st 3 months,Then, ½ cm/month during the 2nd 9 months of age.Posterior fontanel closes by 6-8 w of age.Anterior fontanel closes by months of age.
59 Chest circumference Physiological growth of infants:- By the end of the 1st year, it will be equal to head circumference.Physiological growth of infants:-Pulse b/minResp 35 ± 10 c/minBreath through nose.Blood pressure 80/50 ± 20/10 mmHg
62 Dentition:Eruption of teeth starts by 5–6 months of age. It is called "Milky teeth" or "Deciduous teeth" or "Temporary teeth".
63 Average age for teeth eruption: Lower central incisorsUpper central incisorsUpper lateral incisorsLower lateral incisorsLower first molarsUpper first molarsLower cuspidsUpper cuspidsLower 2nd molarsUpper 2nd molarsErupt at 6 monthsErupt at 7.5 monthsErupt at 9 monthsErupt at 11 monthsErupt at 12 monthsErupt at 14 monthsErupt at 16 monthsErupt at 18 monthsErupt at 20monthsErupt at 24 months.
64 Motor Development At 2 months At 3 months, the infant can Hold head erects in mid-position.Turn from side back.At 3 months, the infant canHold head erects and steady.Open or close hand loosely.Hold object put in hand
66 At 4 months, the infant can: Sit with adequate support.Roll over from front to back.Hold head erect and steady while in sitting position.Bring hands together in midline and plays with fingers.Grasp objects with both hands.
67 At 5 months, the infant can: Balance head well when sitting.Site with slight support.Pull feet up to mouth when supine.Grasp objects with whole hand (Rt. or Lt.).Hold one object while looking at another
68 At 6 months, the infant can: Sit alone briefly.Turn completely over ( abdomen to abdomen ).Lift chest and upper abdomen when prone.Hold own bottle.
69 At 7 months, the infant can: Sit alone.Hold cup.Imitate simple acts of others.
70 At 8 months, the infant can: Site alone steadily.Drink from cup with assistance.Eat finger food that can be held in one hand.
71 At 9 months, the infant can: Rise to sitting position alone.Crawl (i.e., pull body while in prone position).Hold one bottle with good hand-mouth coordination
72 At 10 months, the infant can: Creep well (use hands and legs).Walk but with help.Bring the hands together.At 11 months , the infant can:Walk holding on furniture.Stand erect with minimal support
73 At 12 months , the infant can: Stand-alone for variable length of time.Site down from standing position alone.Walk in few steps with help or alone (hands held at shoulder height for balance).Pick up small bits of food and transfers them to his mouth
74 Ambulation(motor growth) 9 month old: crawl10 month old: creep1 year: stand independently from a crawl & creep position13 month old: walk and toddle quickly15 month old: can run
75 Emotional development: His emotions are instable, where it is rapidly changes from crying to laughter.His affection for or love family members appears.By 10 months, he expresses several beginning recognizable emotions, such as anger, sadness, pleasure, jealousy, anxiety and affection.By 12 months of age, these emotions are clearly distinguishable.
76 Social development He learns that crying brings attention. The infant smiles in response to smile of others.The infant shows fear of stranger (stranger anxiety).He responds socially to his name.According to Erikson, the infant develops sense of trust. Through the infant's interaction with caregiver (mainly the mother), especially during feeding, he learns to trust others through the relief of basic needs.
77 As an infant's vision develops, he or she may seem preoccupied with watching surrounding objects and people
78 Speech Milestones 1-2 months: coos 2-6 months: laughs and squeals 8-9 months babbles: mama/dada as sounds10-12 months: “mama/dada specific18-20 months: 20 to 30 words – 50% understood by strangers22-24 months: two word sentences, >50 words, 75% understood by strangers30-36 months: almost all speech understood by strangers
79 Hearing BAER hearing test done at birth Ability to hear correlates with ability enunciate words properlyAlways ask about history of otitis media – ear aiding devices.Early referral to MD to assess for possible fluid in ears (effusion)Repeat hearing screening testSpeech therapist as needed
80 Red Flags in infant development Unable to sit alone by age 9 monthsUnable to transfer objects from hand to hand by age 1 yearAbnormal pincer grip or grasp by age 15 monthsUnable to walk alone by 18 monthsFailure to speak recognizable words by 2 years.
85 Normal toddler:Toddler stage is between 1 to 3 years of age. During this period, growth slows considerably.
86 Physical growth Weight: The toddler's average weight gain is 1.8 to 2.7 kg/year.Formula to calculate normal weight of children over 1 year of age isAge in years X 2+8 = ….. kg.e.g., The weight of a child aging 4 years= 4 X = 16 kg
87 Height: During 1–2 years, the child's height increases by 1cm/month. The toddler's height increases about 10 to 12.5cm/year.
88 Formula to calculate normal height Age in years X = cm.e.g., the length of 2 years old child= 2 X = 90cm
89 Head and chest circumference: The head increases 10 cm only from the age of 1 year to adult age.During toddler years, chest circumference continues to increase in size and exceeds head circumference.
90 Teething: By 2 years of age, the toddler has 16 temporary teeth. By the age of 30 months (2.5 years), the toddler has 20 teeth
91 Physiological growth: Pulse: 80–130 beats/min (average 110/min).Respiration: 20–30C/min.Bowel and bladder control:Daytime control of bladder and bowel control by 24–30 months.
92 Fine Motor - toddler 1 year old: transfer objects from hand to hand 2 year old: can hold a crayon and color vertical strokesTurn the page of a bookBuild a tower of six blocks3 year old: copy a circle and a cross – build using small blocks
93 Gross - Motor of toddler At 15 months, the toddler can:Walk alone.Creep upstairs.Assume standing position without falling.Hold a cup with all fingers grasped around it.At 18 months:Hold cup with both hands.Transfer objects hand-to hand at will.
94 Go up and down stairs alone with two feet on each step. ContinuousAt 24 months:Go up and down stairs alone with two feet on each step.Hold a cup with one hand.Remove most of own clothes.Drink well from a small glass held in one hand.
95 Walk up and downstairs, one foot on a step. Drink without assistance. At 30 months: the toddler can:Jump with both feet.Jump from chair or step.Walk up and downstairs, one foot on a step.Drink without assistance.
96 Issues in parenting – toddler (emotional development) Stranger anxiety – should dissipate by age 2 ½ to 3 yearsTemper tantrums: occur weekly in 50 to 80% of children – peak incidence 18 months – most disappear by age 3Sibling rivalry: aggressive behavior towards new infant: peak between 1 to 2 years but may be prolonged indefinitelyThumb suckingToilet Training
97 Cognitive development: Up to 2 years, the toddler uses his senses and motor development to different self from objects.The toddler from 2 to 3 years will be in the pre-conceptual phase of cognitive development (2-4 years), where he is still egocentric and can not take the point of view of other people.
98 Social development:The toddler is very social being but still egocentric.He imitates parents.Notice sex differences and know own sex.According to Erikson,The development of autonomy during this period is centered around toddlers increasing abilities to control their bodies, themselves and their environment i.e., "I can do it myself".
103 Fine Motor – Older Toddler 3 year old: copy a circle and a cross – build using small blocks4 year old: use scissors, color within the borders5 year old: write some letters and draw a person with body parts
104 Fine motor and cognitive abilities pre-school Buttoning clothingHolding a pencilBuilding with small blocksUsing scissorsPlaying a board gameHave child draw picture of himself
105 Cognitive development Preschooler up to 4 years of age is in the pre-conceptual phase. He begins to be able to give reasons for his belief and actions, but not true cause-effect relationship.
106 Emotional Development of Preschooler Fears the darkTends to be impatient and selfishExpresses agression through physical and verbal behaviours.Shows signs of jealousy of siblings.
107 Social development in preschoolers EgocentricTolerates short separationLess dependant on parentsMay have dreams & night-maresAttachment to opposite sex parentMore cooperative in play
108 Social developmentAccording to Erikson theory:The preschooler is in the stage where he develops a sense of initiative, Where he wants to learn what to do for himself, learn about the world And other people.
109 Red flags: preschoolInability to perform self-care tasks, hand washing simple dressing, daytime toiletingLack of socializationUnable to play with other childrenUnable to follow directions during exam
112 Normal school-age child: School-age period is between the age of 6 to 12 years. The child's growth and development is characterized by gradual growth.
113 Physical growth School–age child gains about 3.8kg/year. Weight:School–age child gains about 3.8kg/year.Boys tend to gain slightly more weight through 12 years.Weight Formula for yrs= (age in yrs x 7 )– 52
114 Height:The child gains about 5cm/year.Body proportion during this period: Both boys and girls are long-legged.Dentition:Permanent teeth erupt during school-age period, starting from 6 years, usually in the same order in which primary teeth are lost.The child acquires permanent molars, medial and lateral incisors.
115 Physiological growth: Pulse: beats/min(75 to 105).Respiration: 21+3C/min(18–24).Blood Pressure: 100/60+16/10.
116 School Years: fine motor Writing skills improveFine motor is refinedFine motor with more focusBuilding: models – logosSewingMusical instrumentPaintingTyping skillsTechnology: computers
117 Motor development Rides a bicycle. Runs Jumps, climbs and hops. At 6–8 years, the school–age child:Rides a bicycle.Runs Jumps, climbs and hops.Has improved eye-hand coordination.Prints word and learn cursive writing.Can brush and comb hair.
118 At 8–10 years, the school–age child: Throws balls skillfully.Uses to participate in organized sports.Uses both hands independently.Handles eating utensils (spoon, fork, knife) skillfully.At 10–12 years, the school–age child:Enjoy all physical activities.Continues to improve his motor coordination.
119 School Age: gross motor 8 to 10 years: team sportsAge ten: match sport to the physical and emotional development
120 School performance Ask about favorite subject How they are doing in schoolDo they like schoolBy parent report: any learning difficulties, attention problems, homeworkParental expectations
122 School Age: cognitive development At 7-11 years, the child now is in the concrete operational stage of cognitive development. He is able to function on a higher level in his mental ability.Greater ability to concentrate and participate in self-initiating quiet activities that challenge cognitive skills, such as reading, playing computer and board games.
123 Emotional development The school–age child:Fears injury to body and fear of dark.Jealous of siblings (especially 6–8 years old child).Curious about everything.Has short bursts of anger by age of 10 years but able to control anger by 12 years.
124 Social development The school–age child is : Continues to be egocentric.Wants other children to play with him.Insists on being first in every thingBecomes peer oriented.Improves relationship with siblings.Has greater self–control, confident, sincere.Respects parents and their role.Joints group (formal and informal).Engage in tasks in the real world.
125 Red flags: school age School failure Lack of friends Social isolation Aggressive behavior: fights, fire setting, animal abuse
127 Adolescent age Physical growth Physiological growth Secondary sex characteristicsCognitive developmentEmotional developmentSocial development
128 Definition of adolescent: Adolescence is a transition period from childhood to adulthood. Its is based on childhood experiences and accomplishments.It begins with the appearance of secondary sex characteristics and ends when somatic growth is completed and the individual is psychological mature.
129 Physical growth:Weight:Growth spurt begins earlier in girls (10–14 years, while it is 12–16 in boys).Males gains 7 to 30kg, while female gains 7 to 25kg.Height:By the age of 13, the adolescent triples his birth length.Males gains 10 to 30cm in height.Females gains less height than males as they gain 5 to 20cm.Growth in height ceases at 16 or 17 years in females and 18 to 20in males
130 Physiological growth: Pulse: Reaches adult value 60–80 beats/min.Respiration: 16–20C/minute.NB: The sebaceous glands of face, neck and chest become more active. When their secretion accumulates under the skin in face, acne will appear.
131 Appearance of secondary sex characteristics 1- Secondary sex characteristics in girls:Increase in transverse diameter of the pelvis.Development of the breasts.Change in the vaginal secretions.Growth of pubic and axillary hair.Menstruation (first menstruation is called menarche, which occurs between 12 to 13 years).
133 2- Secondary sex characteristics in boys: Increase in size of genitalia.Swelling of the breast.Growth of pubic, axillary, facial and chest hair.Change in voice.Rapid growth of shoulder breadth.Production of spermatozoa (which is sign of puberty).
134 AdolescentAs teenagers gain independence they begin to challenge valuesCritical of adult authorityRelies on peer relationshipMood swings especially in early adolescents
135 Cognitive development: Through formal operational thinking, adolescent can deal with a problem.Emotional development:This period is accompanied usually by changes in emotional control. Adolescent exhibits alternating and recurrent episodes of disturbed behavior with periods of quite one. He may become hostile or ready to fight, complain or resist every thing.Social development:He needs to know "who he is" in relation to family and society, i.e., he develops a sense of identity. If the adolescent is unable to formulate a satisfactory identity from the multi-identifications, sense of self-confusion will be developed according to Erikson:-Adolescent shows interest in other sex.He looks for close friendships.
141 Piaget theory (cognitive development Infancy stage Toddler stage Preschool stage School-age stage Adolescence stage Up to2 years sensori -motor2-3 years pre-conceptual phase.Up to 4years pre-conceptual phase.7-12 years concrete-operational.12-15 years preoperational formal operations15 years - through life formal operations
142 Erikson theory (psychosocial development) Infancy stage Toddler stage Preschool stage School-age stage Adolescence stage Trust versus mistrust.Autonomy and self esteem versus shame and doubt.Initiative versus guilt.Industry versus inferiority.Identity and intimacy versus role confusion.