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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 counts four objects correctly and tells a story.
She uses scissors to cut out pictures, hops on one foot, and copies a square and a cross.
The mother tells you that the child uses the toilet alone and plays with other children.
This child is meeting milestones for what age?


 
        A) 48 months
 
        B) 2 months
 
        C) 8 months
 
        D) 4 months
 
        E) 18 months
 

 


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A) 48 months

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At the age of 48 months, a normal child who is meeting her normal language milestones should be able to count four objects correctly and tell a story. Socially, she should be able to use the toilet alone and play with other children. In terms of motor function, she should be able to use scissors to cut out pictures, hop on one foot, and copy a square and a cross.   (See References)

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B) 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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C) 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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D) 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 bear weight on her legs and grasp objects.   (See References)

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E) 18 months

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At 18 months, she should have a vocabulary of 6 words. Socially, she should be able to feed herself. In terms of motor function, she should be able to walk up steps while someone is holding her 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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