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Developmental Milestones

Topic: Adult

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Last modified on Wednesday, December 31 1969.

A woman brings her 18 month old boy into your clinic. The mother is concerned that the child may be developmentally delayed.
He imitates scribbling and walks up steps while someone is holding his hand.
The mother tells you that the child has a vocabulary of 6 words and feeds himself.
This child is meeting milestones for what age?


 
        A) 4 months
 
        B) 6 months
 
        C) 18 months
 
        D) 2 months
 
        E) 8 months
 

 


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A) 4 months

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Socially, he should be able to sustain social contact. In terms of motor function, he should be able to grasp objects and bear weight on his legs.   (See References)

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B) 6 months

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Socially, he should be able to enjoy looking at a mirror and prefer his mother to other people. In terms of motor function, he should be able to transfer an object from one hand to the other, sit with support, and use a raking grasp.   (See References)

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C) 18 months

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At 18 months, he should have a vocabulary of 6 words. Socially, he should be able to feed himself. In terms of motor function, he should be able to imitate scribbling and walk up steps while someone is holding his hand.   (See References)

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D) 2 months

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At the age of 2 months, a normal child who is meeting his normal language milestones should be able to coo. Socially, he should be able to smile socially. In terms of motor function, he should be able to hold his head up 45 degrees.   (See References)

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E) 8 months

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At the age of 8 months, a normal child who is meeting his normal language milestones should be able to jabber, that is, say things like "dadada" and "bababa". Socially, he should be able to be able to play peekaboo and patty-cake, and wave bye-bye. In terms of motor function, he should be able to creep or crawl and sit without support.   (See References)

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References:

1. Michelson, D.J., and Aswal, S. (2004). Global Developmental Delay and Developmental Regression. In Bradley, W.G., Daroff, R.B., Fenichel, G.M., and Jankovic, J. (Eds.). Neurology in Clinical Practice, 4th Edition. Butterworth Heinemann, Philadelphia. Pp. 75-84.
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Developmental Milestones
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