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Developmental Milestones

Topic: Adult

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Last modified on Wednesday, December 31 1969.

A woman brings her 12 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 imitates speech sounds and pronounces single syllables.
He enjoys looking at a mirror and prefers being held by his mother to being held by you or your nurse.
He sits with support, transfers an object from one hand to the other, and uses a raking grasp.
This child is meeting milestones for what age?


 
        A) 6 months
 
        B) 48 months
 
        C) 30 months
 
        D) 14 months
 
        E) 24 months
 

 


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A) 6 months

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At the age of 6 months, a normal child who is meeting his normal language milestones should be able to pronounce single syllables and imitate speech sounds. Socially, he should be able to prefer his mother to other people and enjoy looking at a mirror. In terms of motor function, he should be able to sit with support, transfer an object from one hand to the other, and use a raking grasp.   (See References)

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B) 48 months

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

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C) 30 months

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Socially, he should be able to engage in pretend play and be able to help to put things away. In terms of motor function, he should be able to copy a vertical line and climb stairs with alternate feet.   (See References)

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D) 14 months

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

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E) 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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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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