Developmental Issues: Preschool and School-Age Children

  • Vivian Gedaly-Duff


The purpose of this chapter is to contribute to the study of pediatric pain through the understanding of preschool and school-age children’s concepts of pain. The 2- to 12-year age range represents two cognitive periods in Piagetian theory: preoperational (2 to 7 years) and concrete operational (8 to 12 years). Research and clinical reports of children’s experiences and descriptions of pain, as well as Piagetian theory, will be used to analyze concepts of pain during these two age periods.


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