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Developmental History Case Study
A child’s developmental history provides descriptions of when and how the child achieved certain milestones, such as rolling over, crawling, and responding to sounds. Developmental histories also aid in the diagnosis of developmental disorders (Texas Autism, 2009). Saundra Moskoff recently analyzed the developmental history of Brittney Hoffman. This case study details the risks and developmental complications, the probable results of deficits, long-term consequences associated with disorders and illnesses, and the potential issues for Brittney based on the responses within the developmental history.
Risks and Complications
The developmental history contains nine areas: demographic information, primary caregiver/parent information, family history, childcare, pregnancy, birth, development, medical history, and medical care.
Demographic Information Brittney’s demographic information indicates she lives in a middle-class neighborhood and attends a local preschool. A child’s environment greatly effects his or her development (Santrock, 2010). Healthy relationships within a loving family and the opportunity to interact with other children are essential qualities in the life of a child. Living in an impoverished neighborhood is a developmental risk factor. If the developmental history reported Brittney lived in an indigent neighborhood, an assessment in the areas of physical needs such as nutrition and personal hygiene may indicate neglect. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2006), “self-reports of economic hardship may be an important signal for engaging in interventions with families to prevent subsequent neglect” (Poverty).
Primary caregiver/parent information The area detailing primary caregiver/parent information on Brittney’s developmental history indicates her married and employed parents…...

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