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What are the “developmental milestones” for teenagers 13-18?

What are the “developmental milestones” for teenagers 13-18?

Sara Klaas, MSW

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

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When you think about typical teenagers, what's important to them are their peers. This a point in a young child's life where they are getting ready to move away from family more, and socially it's very important for them to be with their ... Show More

When you think about typical teenagers, what's important to them are their peers. This a point in a young child's life where they are getting ready to move away from family more, and socially it's very important for them to be with their peer group. For someone with a spinal cord injury who is an adolescent, socially being with their peers is equally, if not more so, important. To be able to go out, hang out with your peers, be involved in activities and socially participate with a peer group as you would if you didn't have a spinal cord injury is very important.

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What are the “developmental milestones” for teenagers 13-18?

Sara Klaas, MSW

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

More Videos by Sara Klaas
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When you think about typical teenagers, what's important to them are their peers. This a point in a young child's life where they are getting ready to move away from family more, and socially it's very important for them to be with their peer group. For someone with a spinal cord injury who is an adolescent, socially being with their peers is equally, if not more so, important. To be able to go out, hang out with your peers, be involved in activities and socially participate with a peer group as you would if you didn't have a spinal cord injury is very important.

What are the “developmental milestones” for teenagers 13-18?
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