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A​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​ssessment Description
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 school-aged child between the ages of 5 and 12 years old and discuss the following:
Describe the different physical characteristics/findings within the school-aged child. Explain how you would modify assessment techniques to match the age and developmental stage of this child.
Choose a child between the ages of 5 and 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.
You are required to cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years, appropriate for the assignment criteria, and relevant to nursing practice.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.
Rubric Criteria
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Description of Physical Assessment Among School-Aged Children
25 points
Criteria Description
A description of the physical characteristics/findings among a school-aged child, including an explanation of how one would modify assessment techniques to match the age and developmental stage of the child.
5. Target
25 points
A thorough and accurate description of the physical characteristics/findings among a school-aged child, including an explanation of how one would modify assessment techniques to match the age and developmental stage of the child, is present.
4. Acceptable
22.25 points
A detailed description of the physical characteristics/findings among a school-aged child, including an explanation of how one would modify assessment techniques to match the age and developmental stage of the child, is present.
3. Approaching
19.75 points
A description of the physical characteristics/findings among a school-aged child, including an explanation of how one would modify assessment techniques to match the age and developmental stage of the child, is present.
2. Insufficient
18.75 points
A description of the physical characteristics/findings among a school-aged child, including an explanation of how one would modify assessment techniques to match the age and developmental stage of the child is lacking detail or is incomplete.
1. Unsatisfactory
0 points
A description of the physical characteristics/findings among a school-aged child, including an explanation of how one would modify assessment techniques to match the age and developmental stage of the child is omitted or inaccurate.
Typical Assessment for a Child of a Specific Age
20 points
Criteria Description
A description of the developmental stage of a child between the ages 5 and 12.
5. Target
20 points
A thorough and accurate description of the developmental stage of a child between the ages 5 and 12 is present.
4. Acceptable
17.8 points
A detailed description of the developmental stage of a child between the ages 5 and 12 is present.
3. Approaching
15.8 points
A description of the developmental stage of a child between the ages 5 and 12 is present.
2. Insufficient
15 points
A description of the developmental stage of a child between the ages 5 and 12 is lacking detail or is incomplete.
1. Unsatisfactory
0 points
A description of the developmental stage of a child between the ages 5 and 12 is omitted or inaccurate.
Developmental Assessment of a Child Using a Developmental Theory (Erickson, Piaget, Kohlberg)
25 points
Criteria Description
An explanation of how one would developmentally assess a child, applying developmental theory, including how one would offer explanations during the assessment, strategies used to gain cooperation, and potential findings from the assessment.
5. Target
25 points
A thorough and accurate explanation of how one would developmentally assess a child, applying developmental theory, including how one would offer explanations during the assessment, strategies used to gain cooperation, and potential findings from the assessment, is present.
4. Acceptable
22.25 points
A detailed explanation of how one would developmentally assess a child, applying developmental theory, including how one would offer explanations during the assessment, strategies used to gain cooperation, and potential findings from the assessment, is present.
3. Approaching
19.75 points
An explanation of how one would developmentally assess a child, applying developmental theory, including how one would offer explanations during the assessment, strategies used to ​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​gain cooperation, and potential findings from the assessment, is present.
2. Insufficient
18.75 points
An explanation of how one would developmentally assess a child, applying developmental theory, including how one would offer explanations during the assessment, strategies used to gain cooperation, and potential findings from the assessment, is lacking detail or is incomplete.
1. Unsatisfactory
0 points
An explanation of how one would developmentally assess a child, applying developmental theory, including how one would offer explanations during the assessment, strategies used to gain cooperation, and potential findings from the assessment, is omitted or inaccurate.
Thesis, Position, or Purpose
7 points
Criteria Description
Communicates reason for writing and demonstrates awareness of audience.
5. Target
7 points
The thesis, position, or purpose is clearly communicated throughout and clearly directed to a specific audience.
4. Acceptable
6.23 points
The thesis, position, or purpose is adequately presented. An awareness of the appropriate audience is demonstrated.
3. Approaching
5.53 points
The thesis, position, or purpose is discernable in most aspects but is occasionally weak or unclear. There is limited awareness of the appropriate audience.
2. Insufficient
5.25 points
The thesis, position, or purpose is unfocused or confused. There is very little awareness of the intended audience.
1. Unsatisfactory
0 points
The thesis, position, or purpose is not discernible. No awareness of the appropriate audience is evident.
Development, Structure, and Conclusion
7 points
Criteria Description
Advances position or purpose throughout writing; conclusion aligns to and evolves from development.
5. Target
7 points
The thesis, position, or purpose is logically advanced throughout. The progression of ideas is coherent and unified. A clear and logical conclusion aligns to the development of the purpose.
4. Acceptable
6.23 points
The thesis, position, or purpose is advanced in most aspects. Ideas clearly build on each other. Conclusion aligns to the development of the purpose.
3. Approaching
5.53 points
Limited advancement of thesis, position, or purpose is discernable. There are inconsistencies in organization or the relationship of ideas. Conclusion is simplistic and not fully aligned to the development of the purpose.
2. Insufficient
5.25 points
Writing lacks logical progression of the thesis, position, or purpose. Some organization is attempted, but ideas are disconnected. Conclusion is unclear and not supported by the overall development of the purpose.
1. Unsatisfactory
0 points
No advancement of the thesis, position, or purpose is evident. Connections between paragraphs are missing or inappropriate. No conclusion is offered.
Evidence
6 points
Criteria Description
Selects and integrates evidence to support and advance position/purpose; considers other perspectives.
5. Target
6 points
Specific and appropriate evidence is included. Relevant perspectives of others are clearly considered.
4. Acceptable
5.34 points
Relevant evidence that includes other perspectives is used.
3. Approaching
4.74 points
Evidence is used but is insufficient or of limited relevance. Simplistic explanation or integration of other perspectives is present.
2. Insufficient
4.5 points
Evidence is limited or irrelevant. The interpretation of other perspectives is superficial or incorrect.
1. Unsatisfactory
0 points
Evidence to support the thesis, position, or purpose is absent. The writing relies entirely on the perspective of the writer.
Mechanics of Writing
6 points
Criteria Description
Includes spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, language use, sentence structure, etc.
5. Target
6 points
No mechanical errors are present. Appropriate language choice and sentence structure are used throughout.
4. Acceptable
5.34 points
Few mechanical errors are present. Suitable language choice and sentence structure are used.
3. Approaching
4.74 points
Occasional mechanical errors are present. Language choice is generally appropriate. Varied sentence structure is attempted.
2. Insufficient
4.5 points
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors are present. Inconsistencies in language choice or sentence structure are recurrent.
1. Unsatisfactory
0 points
Errors in grammar or syntax are pervasive and impede meaning. Incorrect language choice or sentence structure errors are found throughout.
Format/Documentation
4 points
Criteria Description
Uses appropriate style, such as APA, MLA, etc., for college, subject, and level; documents sources using citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., appropriate to assignment and discipline.
5. Target
4 points
No errors in formatting or documentation are present.
4. Acceptable
3.56 points
Appropriate format and documentation are used with only minor errors.
3. Approaching
3.16 points
Appropriate format and documentation are used, although there are some obvious errors.
2. Insufficient
3 points
Appropriate format is attempted, but some elements are missing. Frequent errors in documentation of sources are evident.
1. Unsatisfactory
0 points
Appropriate format is not used. No documentation of sources is provided.
Total
100 point​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​s

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