Using your course textbook (Pediatric Primary Care
Author: Catherine E. Burns; Ardys M. Dunn; Margaret A. Brady; Nancy Barber Starr; Catherine G. Blosser
) readings and the University Online Library, research on the following:
•Developmental assessment and screening
•Biological functioning and well-being of pediatric populations
After completing your research, select a developmental evaluation tool such as the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) or Denver Developmental Screening Test (DDST), and evaluate the development of a child in your clinical rotation. Also, find at least three peer-reviewed scholarly articles on your chosen tool and address the following points using APA format:
•Introduce the tool, explain how it was developed, and describe its reliability or validity.
•Introduce the patient (child), state the purpose of the visit, and state who the historian is—the adult or individual providing information about the patient, such as a grandparent, foster parent, father, or mother.
•Apply the tool for developmental evaluation of the patient and interpret the results.
•Summarize your assessment of the patient’s developmental status.
•Provide your recommendations.