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Developmental Milestones

Topic: Adult

Created on Sunday, July 16 2006 by

Last modified on Wednesday, December 31 1969.

A woman brings her 14 month old girl into your clinic. The mother is concerned that the child may be developmentally delayed.
She walks alone and is able to stoop and then return to a standing position.
The mother tells you that the child indicates her desires by pointing, has a vocabulary of 1 to 2 words, and hugs her parents.
This child is meeting milestones for what age?


 
        A) 8 months
 
        B) 14 months
 
        C) 2 months
 
        D) 48 months
 
        E) 6 months
 

 


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A) 8 months

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

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B) 14 months

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At 14 months, she should have a vocabulary of 1 to 2 words. Socially, she should be able to indicate her desires by pointing and hug her parents. In terms of motor function, she should be able to walk alone and stoop and then recover to a standing position.   (See References)

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C) 2 months

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

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D) 48 months

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Socially, she should be able to play with other children and use the toilet alone. In terms of motor function, she should be able to copy a square and a cross, hop on one foot, and use scissors to cut out pictures.   (See References)

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E) 6 months

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