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Developmental Milestones

Topic: Adult

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Last modified on Wednesday, December 31 1969.

A woman brings her 30 month old boy into your clinic. The mother is concerned that the child may be developmentally delayed.
As you observe and examine the kid, you note that he combines words.
He copies a horizontal line, makes circular scribbles, and runs well.
The mother tells you that the child listens to stories with pictures, helps when he is being undressed, and has a vocabulary of about 250 words.
This child is meeting milestones for what age?


 
        A) 60 months
 
        B) 24 months
 
        C) 48 months
 
        D) 12 months
 
        E) 4 months
 

 


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A) 60 months

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Socially, he should be able to ask about the meaning of words and engage in domestic role playing. In terms of motor function, he should be able to skip and copy a triange.   (See References)

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B) 24 months

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At 24 months, he should have a vocabulary of about 250 words. Socially, he should be able to help when he is being undressed and listen to stories with pictures. In terms of motor function, he should be able to run well, copy a horizontal line, and make circular scribbles.   (See References)

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C) 48 months

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

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D) 12 months

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At 12 months, he should be able to use words like "dada" or "mama" with specific meaning. Socially, he should be able to play simple games with a ball and adjust his body when he is being dressed. In terms of motor function, he should be able to use a thumb-finger pincer grasp and stand alone.   (See References)

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E) 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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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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