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What are the “developmental milestones” for school-age children 6-12?

What are the “developmental milestones” for school-age children 6-12?

Sara Klaas, MSW

Director, Spinal Cord Injury Service, Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago

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For school aged children we really want to see them beginning to develop some independence. They start to want be independent, both emotionally and physically, from their parents, and we want to encourage that as much as possible. So, a child who'... Show More

For school aged children we really want to see them beginning to develop some independence. They start to want be independent, both emotionally and physically, from their parents, and we want to encourage that as much as possible. So, a child who's sustained a spinal cord injury often has a bit of a setback. They have to have parents or a primary caregiver who has to take over some of their physical care initially. For those children who have levels of injury that they can be independent, we want to ensure that they are as independent as possible. We want to make sure that they learn their own care, they learn about their medications, they learn how to take care of their bodies, and that they progress through that sort-of a stage as independent as they can, because that's what they'd be working on normally.

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What are the “developmental milestones” for school-age children 6-12?

Sara Klaas, MSW

Director, Spinal Cord Injury Service, Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago

More Videos by Sara Klaas
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For school aged children we really want to see them beginning to develop some independence. They start to want be independent, both emotionally and physically, from their parents, and we want to encourage that as much as possible. So, a child who's sustained a spinal cord injury often has a bit of a setback. They have to have parents or a primary caregiver who has to take over some of their physical care initially. For those children who have levels of injury that they can be independent, we want to ensure that they are as independent as possible. We want to make sure that they learn their own care, they learn about their medications, they learn how to take care of their bodies, and that they progress through that sort-of a stage as independent as they can, because that's what they'd be working on normally.

What are the “developmental milestones” for school-age children 6-12?
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