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Developmental Milestones

Topic: Adult

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Last modified on Wednesday, December 31 1969.

A woman brings her 18 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 pronounces single syllables and imitates speech sounds.
She enjoys looking at a mirror and prefers being held by her mother to being held by you or your nurse.
She 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) 4 months
 
        B) 36 months
 
        C) 6 months
 
        D) 12 months
 
        E) 8 months
 

 


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A) 4 months

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Socially, she should be able to sustain social contact. In terms of motor function, she should be able to grasp objects and bear weight on her legs.   (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) 6 months

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

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D) 12 months

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At 12 months, she should be able to use words like "dada" or "mama" with specific meaning. Socially, she should be able to play simple games with a ball and adjust her body when she is being dressed. In terms of motor function, she should be able to use a thumb-finger pincer grasp and stand alone.   (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 her normal language milestones should be able to jabber, that is, say things like "dadada" and "bababa". Socially, she should be able to be able to play peekaboo and patty-cake, and wave bye-bye. In terms of motor function, she 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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