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Pediatric Developmental Milestones By: Melissa Nguyen Independent Mentorship – Spring 2019 Teacher: Mrs. Click
Pediatric Developmental Milestones By: Melissa Nguyen Independent Mentorship – Spring 2019 Teacher: Mrs. Click
Pediatric Developmental Milestones By: Melissa Nguyen Independent Mentorship – Spring 2019 Teacher: Mrs. Click
Pediatric Developmental Milestones By: Melissa Nguyen Independent Mentorship – Spring 2019 Teacher: Mrs. Click
Pediatric Developmental Milestones By: Melissa Nguyen Independent Mentorship – Spring 2019 Teacher: Mrs. Click
Pediatric Developmental Milestones By: Melissa Nguyen Independent Mentorship – Spring 2019 Teacher: Mrs. Click

Pediatric

Developmental

Milestones

Pediatric Developmental Milestones By: Melissa Nguyen Independent Mentorship – Spring 2019 Teacher: Mrs. Click

By: Melissa Nguyen

Independent Mentorship Spring 2019

Teacher: Mrs. Click

Dr. Crystal Sierra, MD • Profession: pediatric Physician • Work Place: UTMB Health Pediatric and

Dr. Crystal Sierra, MD

Profession: pediatric Physician

Work Place: UTMB Health Pediatric

and Adult Primary Care

Friendswood

Address: 128 west Parkwood

avenue Friendswood, TX 77456

Dr. Sierra and I beginning our journey together with a pose and a smile!

More About Dr. Sierra!

More About Dr. Sierra! Education: – Completed her undergraduate studies at University of Texas located in

Education:

Completed her undergraduate studies at University of Texas located in Edinburg, Texas

Earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical branch in Galveston, Texas in 2006

Completed residency in pediatrics at UTMB in

2009

What is ISM? – ISM = Independent Study Mentorship – Students select a professional in

What is ISM?

ISM = Independent Study

Mentorship

Students select a professional in a chosen career and shadow them throughout the year

Independently Study at the

Mentorship site

Requirements

Minimum of 3 hours per week

Complete Activity Log and Journal Entry each week

Set up and complete ISM Professional Portfolio

Develop a final project and

presentation by the end of the

semesters

Pediatric Developmental

Milestones

Purpose

To check how a child grows (physically, mentally, and socially)

To determine what children can do at a certain age

To gain knowledge of certain developmental issues that could be helped

Reasons:

To have an insight on how children are developing at certain ages

In the far future, I want to be a parent

Research and worry now, so I can feel prepared and have certain expectations with my kids

Key Points

Key Points – Physical Growth: how a child should grow – Motor Skills: certain activities at

Physical Growth: how a child should grow

Motor Skills: certain activities at certain ages

Speech and Language: communication

Literacy/ Education: learning through books and increasing knowledge

Delays/ Disorders: issues. Consequences the child might face in the future

Research Topics

Research Topics – Specific words/ amount of words and types of books that the child should

Specific words/ amount of words and types of

books that the child should know by a certain age

What certain delays/ disorders a child might have and how it can impact them later on in their lives

Certain motor skills they should be able to perform

by a certain age range

Current Event Slide

Current Event Slide – “Toddler Development Delayed by Too Much Screentime, Research Suggests” by Chiara Giordano

“Toddler Development Delayed by Too Much Screentime, Research Suggests” by Chiara Giordano

Elaborates on the concept that children around the age of two to

three-years-old are scoring lower on tests when they are five-years- old due to an overuse of technology

Encouraged for health professionals to work with parents to create media plans that would limit the amount of time kids should and should not be on their devices

Connects to pediatric development since technology is inhibiting

their educational learning

Product

What?

Product – What? – Create an educational children’s book that focused on the alphabet, animals, and

Create an educational children’s book that focused on the alphabet, animals, and sounds

Make an animation of the book and a separate recording a sounds to go along with the book

How?

Ask Dr. Sierra about what children should be reading at certain ages

Look through children’s books for

inspiration

Plan how to create the storyline

and the physical book

Contemplate ways to create the video and recordings in relation to the specific characters of my book

Conclusion

Conclusion – What I Hope to Learn: – What kids should be doing and learning during

What I Hope to Learn:

What kids should be doing and learning during their developmental stages

Specific types of developmental delays/ disorders and

the methods that will help a child cope with it

Necessary information for a parent to know if they want

or have kids

I would like to thank my mentor, Dr. Sierra, for giving me the opportunity to

I would like to thank my mentor, Dr. Sierra, for giving me the opportunity to shadow her every Friday these past months.

I would like to thank my teacher, Mrs. Click, for letting explore the world where I am not constantly focusing on

academics

I would also like to thank the Evaluators and my ISM friend

for taking their time out of their schedule to come hear my

presentation.

Lastly, I would like to thank my parents for staying by my

side and supporting me always.

Works Cited

“Ages & Stages: How Children Develop Motor Skills.” Scholastic.com,

www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/ages-stages-how-children-

develop-motor-skills/.

“Childhood & Developmental Disorders.” Psych Central, Psych Central.com, psychcentral.com/childhood/.

Giordano, Chiara. "Toddler Development Delayed by Too Much Screentime, Research Suggests.“

Independent, 28 Jan. 2019, www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/toddler- development delays-children-screentime-tv-computer-games-research-Canada a8751361.html. Accessed 11 Feb. 2019.

“Major Physical Growth Stages.” Science NetLinks, sciencenetlinks.com/student teacher sheets/major-physical-growth-stages/.

“Speech and Language Developmental Milestones.” National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 4 Oct. 2018, www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/speech-and-language.