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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Briefly describe why measuring head size is a part of a nutritional assessment for a toddler or preschooler with a suspected special health care need.

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To describe: The reason why measuring head size is a part of a nutritional assessment for a toddler or preschooler with a suspected special health care need.

Introduction: Assessment of growth is important for young children. It includes assessment of health, development, and nutritional status of young children. The measurement of head circumference is a part of the nutritional assessment for toddler or preschooler.

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The nutritional assessment encompasses growth measurement of height, head circumference, and weight. The measuring of head sizes is done by using a special head growth chart based on percentile of the circumference of the head from birth to 18 years of age. Any change in the growth of the brain can directly impact the weight and height of a child...

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