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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 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 coos.
He has a social smile.
He holds his head up 45 degrees.
This child is meeting milestones for what age?


 
        A) 8 months
 
        B) 36 months
 
        C) 2 months
 
        D) 48 months
 
        E) 18 months
 

 


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A) 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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B) 36 months

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Socially, he should be able to help when he is being dressed. In terms of motor function, he should be able to stand on one foot, ride a tricycle, and copy a circle.   (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 his normal language milestones should be able to coo. Socially, he should be able to smile socially. In terms of motor function, he should be able to hold his head up 45 degrees.   (See References)

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D) 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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E) 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 walk up steps while someone is holding his hand and imitate scribbling.   (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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