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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 14 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 bears weight on his legs and grasps objects.
This child is meeting milestones for what age?


 
        A) 18 months
 
        B) 8 months
 
        C) 6 months
 
        D) 14 months
 
        E) 4 months
 

 


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A) 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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B) 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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C) 6 months

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Socially, he should be able to enjoy looking at a mirror and prefer his mother to other people. In terms of motor function, he should be able to use a raking grasp, sit with support, and transfer an object from one hand to the other.   (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 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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E) 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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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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