September 21

Everything you need to know about developmental pediatrics

Reading time 4 minutes

Pediatrics is the science of the distinctive features in the structure, functions, and diseases of the child's body, and based on those features, the preservation of health and the treatment of diseases in children.

In other words, the main task of pediatrics is to preserve or return (in case of illness) the state of health to the child, allowing him to fully realize his innate life potential.

Developmental pediatrics is the science of developmental and clinical epidemiology, a holistic approach to the child, family, and social environment. Assessment of cognitive function (such as thinking ability, learning ability, problem-solving ability), language ability, speaking ability, relationship building, emotionality, movement, self-defense, and behavior. It is an industry-focused on prevention, early diagnosis, and developmental difficulties. Developmental pediatrics helps to find a scientific approach to the treatment of children with disabilities, general developmental problems.

Developmental pediatrics has become a sideline of pediatrics in many countries. The Department of Developmental Pediatrics opened in the United States of America in the 1980s. There is an international association (Development Pediatrics Society) that annually publishes journals and scientific articles. Countries engaged in Development Pediatrics Research: Germany, USA, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Philippines, Finland, France, South Africa, India, Netherlands, Japan, UK, Israel, Italy, Sweden, Canada, Malaysia, Egypt, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, New Zealand, and Greece.

Often, child development is subdivided into specific segments, which, although they overlap significantly, are still useful for pediatric research purposes. The main directions of the child's development are:

  • Development of motor skills, which includes gross motor skills (sitting, walking, climbing stairs) and fine motor skills (gripping small objects, drawing).
  • Language development, language understanding, and speaking skills. Expressive speech delays are usually not associated with other developmental delays; however, it is important to monitor all children whose development is too late to prevent further developmental delays. It is also important that the study of any delay begins with hearing control.
  • Cognitive development, that is, the child's intellectual maturation, which is assessed in the early years mainly through observation of language, curiosity, the ability to solve problems, understand the concept of time, and the ability to focus simultaneously on more than one aspect of an event or situation.
  • Emotional and behavioral development, which naturally depends on the character and personality of the child and includes the expression of his or her feelings about the outside world and the development of social and interpersonal skills.

Of course, there is no specific time when all children must learn to walk or hold a spoon, but various studies have established what is the average age for reaching certain stages, as well as the intervals of normality. Child development progress, however, remains variable, as is the case for children who start to walk late but speak earlier than other children. Many genetic, psychological, and environmental factors (for example, nutritional intake or stimulation), as well as the influence of possible diseases, affect the variability of a child's development in different areas. Development is monitored and evaluated continuously.

Worldwide, child mortality is decreasing, but morbidity and problems are increasing. The proportion of children with disabilities requiring diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up is 13-17%.

Developmental pediatricians treat the following conditions:

  • Premature babies and those born with perinatal problems
  • Children with Down syndrome
  • Children with difficulty speaking, cognitive problems, communication problems, movement.
  • Children with chronic diseases affecting all organs
  • Children with nutritional and sleep problems
  • Children with problems affecting the development of movement, especially cerebral palsy

Children in their development go through 7 "critical" periods, during which the highest probability of damage to the body and the development of diseases:

  1. The most dramatic period is the stage of intrauterine development of the embryo (1st trimester of pregnancy) and the fetus (3rd trimester of pregnancy). At this time, there is a high probability of death of the nascent organism, the occurrence of congenital anomalies, and intrauterine infections.
  2. Newborn period (0-28 days of life). By the time of birth, the developed vital organs and systems of the child provide him with an independent existence.
  3. The period of infancy - from 28 days to 1 year. It is a very important and responsible time. By the age of one, the baby is already a conscious being, actively responding to everything around him. The child's weight is already 3 times more than at birth, and his height has increased by 25 cm.
  4. Nursery age - from 1 to 3 years. During this period, basic skills and functions are mastered - speech develops, the child begins to understand a lot, dresses himself, becomes more and more interested in the world around him. A lot during this period depends on the correct upbringing of the child.
  5. The early preschool period - from 3 to 7 years old - is characterized by the formation of the higher nervous system, most of the biochemical parameters, accelerated growth, the formation of chronic diseases, neurotization. It is very important to help your child develop correctly and harmoniously.
  6. School-age is a responsible time for the formation of a human personality. It is necessary to help the child to cultivate character, choose a business to his liking, and determine a profession for his future life. And here the teacher and parents can have a good assistant - a pediatrician.
  7. The adolescent period - from 15 to 18 years old - is an extremely crucial period of growing up. In the body of a teenager, a significant restructuring of many functional systems occurs, and puberty begins. It is accompanied by significant shifts in the endocrine system, with the normal or even slow development of other systems - the central nervous system, cardiovascular, etc.
Comments

Leave your questions here

To write a comment you must
or
Services
Category filter
Concern filter
Type filter
Sort
 
All categories
Tarot Reading
$100 USD
Timeline Reading

EGYPTIAN TAROT READINGS using unique methods developed by Nelise Carbonare, a Brazilian healer with more than 40 years of experience in tarot consultations, as…

Nelise Carbonare
United States of America flag icon
Tarot Reading
$120 USD
THE SYNERGY OF THE PYRAMID

THE SYNERGY OF THE PYRAMID focuses on a specific relationship: One side for the consultant and one for their partner. (the partner does not need to be present …

Nelise Carbonare
United States of America flag icon
Tarot Reading
$10 USD
Pick one card

Many questions can be answer with just one Arcane.

Do you want to try?

Nelise Carbonare
United States of America flag icon
Personal Development Coaching
$50 USD
Spiritual Coaching - Removing Energy Blocks - Expansion

> “Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens.” Jung

Spiritual coaching is about moving you into a profound state of empowerment and involution m…

Kimla Rose (Kim Desrosiers)
United States of America flag icon
Life Coaching
$10 USD
Life Purpose and Soul Wisdom

What is your deeper truth, your deeper knowing, your MOJO, your deepest desires, those feelings that you can’t explain but that are so pure and so clear…or may…

Anna Beale
United States of America flag icon
Wellness Coaching
$10 USD
Your Missing Manual for Health & Life!

Are you constantly reading books, blogs and listening to podcasts trying to figure out what to do to be healthy?

With so much conflicting information out ther…

Pamela Malo
United States of America flag icon
Nutritional Therapy
$150 USD
Nutritional Therapy Consultation

Hi my name is Aria and I am the founder of Heal with Nutrition. I am a registered Nutritional Therapist and a Naturopath who has a passion on Nutrition and Hea…

Aria Alexandrou
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland flag icon
Tarot Reading
$10 USD
THOTH AND HERMETIC DECKS READING

With a deep knowledge of hermeticism and being introduced to the kabbalah tradition of the emanation process from the tree of life, I provide a deep insight co…

James Marchiori
Ireland flag icon
Personal Development Coaching
$55 USD
The Bridge to Your Desired Life

This is were you get real help with your struggles and life challenges. As life gets harder to cope with, we tend to look for external ways to get through. And…

Mina Mikhail
United States of America flag icon
Naturopathy
$10 USD
Intake Consult

short introduction consult to Integrative Medicine

Femke Neervoort
Netherlands flag icon
Career Coaching
$300 USD
Reset Coaching and Mentoring Programme

12 weeks of bi-weekly 90 minutes 1:1 Coaching and Mentoring. Total cost USD1800 (6x90minutes career coaching and mentoring session)

Are you returning to work …

Carla Martins
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland flag icon
Personal Development Coaching
$120 USD
Spiritual Life Coach Session-Personalized Session

Personalized Sessions

Because Everyone Is Unique

Client-centered sessions based on the area of focus requested by the client.

Each session is a LIVE Sessio…

Deborah Lucero
United States of America flag icon
Reiki
$55 USD
Guidance, Inspiration & Healing

This type of session is a favorite among many of my clients, as it is often times one of the smoothest way to address a challenge to reach a happier and health…

Mina Mikhail
United States of America flag icon
Mediumism
$10 USD
Psychic Readings

I specialize in love, past present future, future, past life, general, tarot, dream interpretation, specific, social, and career readings! Book today for clari…

Holly
United States of America flag icon
Life Coaching
$399 USD
1-on-1 Coaching

The journey started with our discovery call, and You decided: ” I’m ready! Let’s do this!”.

We will engage in 1-on-1 coaching sessions for 90 minutes. In this…

Carla Martins
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland flag icon
Ascension
$88 USD
Ascension Mentor Support

In this session, we come together with similar to a healing session but face to face.

We talk about what issues you are facing at the moment and we delve deep…

Claire C.
Australia flag icon
Spiritual Healing
$177 USD
Energy Healing

I am honored to assist you with intuitive channeled energy healings that support and nurture you on a physical level as well soul and energetic level, each ses…

Claire C.
Australia flag icon
Reiki
$375 USD
Usui Reiki 1st Degree Course

FIRST DEGREE COURSE - The ultimate Reiki course.

Have you ever wondered if you can heal? Have you felt a burning desire to help others? Then you’ve come to th…

Step Into Your Light - Christina Moore
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland flag icon
Life Coaching
$10 USD
Hand Analysis - Startup Session

What does a hand analysis do for me? ​

You will understand yourself and your life purpose. ​You will understand the roots of your triggers and reactionary be…

Brent Bruning, Master Hand Analyst
Switzerland flag icon
Shamanism
$10 USD
Sample Akashic Records Reading for Your Burning Issue

I connect to your Akashic Records and listen to what your guides want to bring to your conscoius attention at this time. Perhaps, it is an insight into why you…

Olga Aydınoğlu
Turkey flag icon
Shamanic Healing
$300 USD
Shamanic Healing Art

What is Shamanic Healing Art?

It is a physical artwork (usually a pastel drawing) I make for you based on the outcome of our online session. This artwork will…

Olga Aydınoğlu
Turkey flag icon
Shamanic Healing
$70 USD
Heal to say "No"

A limits and boundaries shamanic healing session to help you heal relevant wounds and traumas from this and/or other lifetimes, let go of false beliefs, judgem…

Olga Aydınoğlu
Turkey flag icon
Shamanic Healing
$70 USD
Writer's Block Shamanic Healing Session

Before the Session

I do my pre-meditation to find out the main reasons for your writer’s block. (This happens psychically, where I generally just need your na…

Olga Aydınoğlu
5
Turkey flag icon
Third Eye Meditation
$70 USD
Third Eye Meditation Practice

During our online meeting, I will guide you through a meditation session for you to have a Third Eye perception experience. You do not need to know how to medi…

Olga Aydınoğlu
Turkey flag icon