Neurodevelopment is a term that describes how our brains grow and form connections that direct our function and behaviors. Infants and children with congenital heart defects are at risk for delays in areas such as motor skills, coordination and learning. Early and periodic evaluation is recommended for infants and children with congenital heart conditions to help them develop to their fullest potential.
March 30, 2017, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis
Michael Rich, MD, MPH
April 21, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., St. Paul
Pediatrics in the digital age: Media, technology and implications for health
In early childhood, physical, cognitive, emotional and social development occur at a rate that far exceeds any other stage of human life.
“The Raising of America” is airing across the U.S. in an effort to spark a national discussion by exploring the history of policies that impact children’s earliest years.
For teens with a chronic illness or disability, adolescence is a combination of a special developmental period and a difficult set of challenges. Adolescence is a unique developmental time characterized by emerging independence, rapid cognitive and physical growth, and the development of an identity. Peer relationships develop a special significance during adolescence. Chronic illness and disability impose physical limitations, often require repeat medical visits, and can involve complex medical treatments.
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