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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 24 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 pronounces single syllables and imitates speech sounds.
He prefers being held by his mother to being held by you or your nurse and enjoys looking at a mirror.
He transfers an object from one hand to the other, sits with support, and uses a raking grasp.
This child is meeting milestones for what age?


 
        A) 2 months
 
        B) 18 months
 
        C) 24 months
 
        D) 12 months
 
        E) 6 months
 

 


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A) 2 months

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At the age of 2 months, a normal child who is meeting his normal language milestones should be able to coo. Socially, he should be able to smile socially. In terms of motor function, he should be able to hold his head up 45 degrees.   (See References)

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B) 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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C) 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 copy a horizontal line, make circular scribbles, and run well.   (See References)

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D) 12 months

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At 12 months, he should be able to use words like "dada" or "mama" with specific meaning. Socially, he should be able to adjust his body when he is being dressed and play simple games with a ball. In terms of motor function, he should be able to use a thumb-finger pincer grasp and stand alone.   (See References)

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E) 6 months

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