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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 60 month old girl into your clinic. The mother is concerned that the child may be developmentally delayed.
As you observe and examine the kid, you note that she knows her full name and refers to herself as "I".
She climbs stairs with alternate feet and copies a vertical line.
The mother tells you that the child helps to put things away and pretends in play.
This child is meeting milestones for what age?


 
        A) 14 months
 
        B) 36 months
 
        C) 60 months
 
        D) 30 months
 
        E) 2 months
 

 


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A) 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 stoop and then recover to a standing position and walk alone.   (See References)

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B) 36 months

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Socially, she should be able to help when she is being dressed. In terms of motor function, she should be able to ride a tricycle, copy a circle, and stand on one foot.   (See References)

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C) 60 months

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

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D) 30 months

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At the age of 30 months, a normal child who is meeting her normal language milestones should be able to refer to herself as "I" and know her full name. Socially, she should be able to be able to help to put things away and engage in pretend play. In terms of motor function, she should be able to copy a vertical line and climb stairs with alternate feet.   (See References)

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E) 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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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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