Disorders of Childhood Growth and Development
Edition #410 | July 2013
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- Summarize the criteria for diagnosing failure to thrive, growth failure, and short stature.
- Cite the most common etiologies of growth failure.
- Summarize the approach to management of failure to thrive and short stature.
- Outline key components of the evaluation of a child with obesity.
- Summarize prevention and management strategies for childhood obesity.
- Describe the types of precocious puberty and their associated pathophysiology.
- Summarize an approach to the evaluation of a child presenting with suspected precocious puberty.
- Describe potential management options for central and peripheral precocious puberty.
- Summarize the recommended developmental assessments for infants and young children.
- Describe possible approaches to screening for developmental delay.
- Discuss the next steps after a screening test reveals delays in a child’s development.
- Discuss the interventions available to assist children diagnosed with a developmental delay.
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