The Denver Developmental Screening Test (DDST)

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Developmental Assessment Children grow and develop physically, psychosocially, and cognitively at different rates This development Some children may grow faster where others may grow slow. Some children may learn to vocalize their thoughts at a young age early, where others are timid and take longer to develop a voice. Development has no firm time limit for children to meet certain milestones, only that they reach each milestone in a timely manner. Measurement tools are available helping to determine a child’s developmental stage, but the tool that is the topic of this paper is The Denver Developmental Screening Test. The Denver Developmental Screening Test (DDST), commonly known as the Denver Scale, is a test for screening cognitive and…show more content…
Unfortunately, my child was unable to say six. She did, however, articulate five words or the modified form of a word. The child was able to say “Dada”, Momma”, “bye”, “no”, and “baba” which does show some advanced progress in language development. Since she was unable to repeat six words, she failed that task. There is time for her to master a few more words to meet this age requirement to pass this portion of the assessment. This child did, in fact, meet the age requirements for this portion of the test to pass. Here parents, teachers and the child can use visual aids to help gain a larger vocabulary. Books with simple pictures of things that have the beginning sounds of m, n, d, b, and are pictures of things they can recognize will help the speech development. Interact with the child, pointing to the picture and then repeating words with the child watching our mouth saying the word. A community resource that might help the child advance developmentally language wise would be the Topeka, Shawnee County Public Library. This would be a good community resource because all the books and activities will help her advance with learning new words and recognizing animals, shapes, and…show more content…
Mistrust Psychosocial Developmental Stage. Erickson’s Trust vs Mistrust stage starts at infancy and proceeds to eighteen months. At this stage, the infant is learning how to trust others, especially those who care for them on a daily basis. If the infant’s needs are met throughout this period, the infant advances to the next developmental stage. If the infant cries because of hunger, the parents should provide them with a bottle, fulfilling the basic need of the child. Consequently, if the infant’s needs are not met, mistrust grows and the infant will not advance positively to the next developmental stage. As of now, the child’s parents and teachers are serving as the caregivers and from my observations and the results of the assessment, they are doing a great job. The child is mastering each task and is measuring right where she is supposed to be on the DDST which is a positive reflection of cognition and behavior. The child is on the right track to advance on to the next stage. We will next discuss the theory that best fits the child’s cognitive development

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