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When doing exams on a school-aged child it is important to explain in the child’s developmentallevel what will be done. Use simple terms.If you were to need an x-ray you should say we willtake a big camera and take a picture. We will be able to see inside of your body.
Child assessmentsWhen assessing a child’s neck for lymph nodes-the nurse should expect to find non-palpablelymph nodes as this is signs of a healthy client. If the nodes are palpable this may indicateinfection or inflammation.To assess the hypoglossal nerve on a child, have them stick their tongue out.To assess the bronchial lung sounds, place the stethoscope ever the trachea and thesuprasternal notch.When auscultating the heart sounds of an adolescent, the mitral valve is in the fifth intercostal space,mid-clavicular line. The aortic valve isthe second intercostal space, right of the sternal border?
Development of a Preschooler(3-4-year-old)4-year-old should be able to follow simple commands and button up a shirt.Should be able to hop on one footThey should only gain 4.5 lbs. a year generally. Therefore, a weight gain of 1.5 lb. in one month wouldnot be normal and need to be reported.When assessing a 4-year-old child it is important to gain their trust. You can do this by addressingthings that are important to them like the shirt that they are wearing or a TV show that they like etc.Also use play to assess body parts of a toddler.Explaining procedures to a preschooler with a doll can help decrease the amount of stressWhen preparing the preschooler for school the parent should read to the child every day, provide anopen, positive attitude towards learning, speak to the child in full sentences, and keep the child sociallyengaged.
Assessing kindergartenreadinessWhen a child is being assessed for kindergarten readiness, the nurse will assess the client’sattention span. A child who cannot sit still and pay attention to simple requests and is inconstant motion, may benefit from delaying starting school. The child may also benefit fromdiagnostic testing that can identify learning needs and early intervention programs that may bebeneficial to the child.Peer acceptance is very important to school-aged children.Your child may switch interests inafter school activities because of the peers.
Types of PlayCooperative play-Children playing together. They have organized and have determined how to win the game.Associative play-Children play together in similar or identical activities but there is no organization and nogoal to reach to win the gameSolitary play-Children play alone with different toys in the same areaParallel playChildren play by themselves with similar toys, but they are not influenced by what the otherchildren are playing
Attention deficit hyperactivitydisorderTypes of ADHD and characteristics:Inattentive, hyperactivity, and combined type of ADHDCharacteristics of ADHD include not focusing, not completing tasks-like chores at home, not finishingschool assignments, interrupting.

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