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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 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) 24 months
 
        B) 30 months
 
        C) 18 months
 
        D) 60 months
 
        E) 8 months
 

 


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A) 24 months

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

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B) 30 months

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Socially, he should be able to be able to help to put things away and engage in pretend play. In terms of motor function, he should be able to climb stairs with alternate feet and copy a vertical line.   (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) 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 copy a triange and skip.   (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 sit without support and creep or crawl.   (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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