Building Blocks of Growth Guide to Growth & Development
The Building Blocks of Growth: A Color-Coded Guide to Birth Through Age 21 is a toolkit that helps NP students and practicing NPs learn and retain key information about pediatric growth and development. The Building Blocks of Growth are available as two products: flash cards and a flipchart. These can be purchased individually or bundled as a pair (the Building Blocks Bundle).
The Building Blocks of Growth Guide to Growth & Development (8.5 X 11 inches) is a flipchart that provides a succinct overview of the information contained on the Building Blocks Flash Cards. The Guide to Growth & Development serves as a handy point of reference when a nurse practitioner enters an exam room to perform a pediatric assessment. Refer to the flipchart to review the milestones that should be assessed during that patient visit.
The 10 pages in the Guide to Growth & Development are spiral bound for ease of use, and they are printed on heavy cardstock for durability. Click here to see Betty Vicknair describe how to use this product.
Two important notes about the content in the Building Blocks of Growth toolkit (flash cards and flipchart):
- Ninety percent of infants, toddlers and children achieve the tasks or skills at the age denoted on the summary sheets and flash cards.
- The information on the summary sheets and flash cards reflects the research and review of multiple authorities on growth and development, including the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures program, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Denver II Developmental Screening materials.