FP Essentials™

Disorders of Childhood Growth and Development

Edition #410 | July 2013

Cover: FP Essentials #410 Disorders of Childhood Growth and Development

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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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