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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 4 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 laughs and squeals.
He is able to sustain social contact.
He grasps objects and bears weight on his legs.
This child is meeting milestones for what age?


 
        A) 14 months
 
        B) 4 months
 
        C) 60 months
 
        D) 30 months
 
        E) 24 months
 

 


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A) 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 indicate his desires by pointing and hug his parents. In terms of motor function, he should be able to walk alone and stoop and then recover to a standing position.   (See References)

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B) 4 months

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At the age of 4 months, a normal child who is meeting his normal language milestones should be able to squeal and laugh. Socially, he should be able to sustain social contact. In terms of motor function, he should be able to bear weight on his legs and grasp objects.   (See References)

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C) 60 months

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

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D) 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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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 listen to stories with pictures and help when he is being undressed. In terms of motor function, he should be able to run well, make circular scribbles, and copy a horizontal line.   (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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