Growth and Development School-age Child and Adolescent

Growth and Development - School-age Child and Adolescent


In this module we will study the growth and development of the school age through adolescent age groups. This includes how they interact and the normal expectations for growth and development for this age group. This module will also cover nutrition, health care, immunizations, puberty and safety for this age group.  In addition, eating disorders and how relationships with parents and peers may change.


Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify the general characteristics of the school-age child to include physical growth, motor growth, cognition, and language development.
  • Recognize how school, peers, television, and parents influence the child and why they are important at this age.
  • Identify the physical and cognitive development of the adolescent.
  • Recognize the male and female response to puberty.
  • Identify the emotional and social behavioral changes in the adolescent with emphasis on:
    • relationship with parents and peers
    • development of heterosexual relationships
    • interests and activities

Readings and Resources

Please read the following pages:

Chapter 11 Growth and Development Infancy through adolescence – pp. 148 -154

deWit, Susan C. Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing


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