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Developmental Milestones

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Created on Sunday, July 16 2006 by

Last modified on Wednesday, December 31 1969.

A woman brings her 36 month old girl into your clinic. The mother is concerned that the child may be developmentally delayed.
She walks up steps while someone is holding her hand and imitates scribbling.
The mother tells you that the child feeds herself and has a vocabulary of 6 words.
This child is meeting milestones for what age?


 
        A) 14 months
 
        B) 18 months
 
        C) 60 months
 
        D) 2 months
 
        E) 4 months
 

 


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A) 14 months

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At 14 months, she should have a vocabulary of 1 to 2 words. Socially, she should be able to indicate her desires by pointing and hug her parents. In terms of motor function, she should be able to walk alone and stoop and then recover to a standing position.   (See References)

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B) 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 imitate scribbling and walk up steps while someone is holding her hand.   (See References)

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C) 60 months

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

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D) 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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E) 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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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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