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Developmental Milestones

Topic: Adult

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Last modified on Thursday, January 1 1970.

A woman brings her 14 month old boy into your clinic. The mother is concerned that the child may be developmentally delayed.
He uses a thumb-finger pincer grasp and stands without help.
The mother tells you that the child plays simple games with a ball, uses words like "dada" or "mama" with specific meaning, and adjusts his body when he is being dressed.
This child is meeting milestones for what age?


 
        A) 60 months
 
        B) 48 months
 
        C) 12 months
 
        D) 14 months
 
        E) 24 months
 

 


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A) 60 months

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

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B) 48 months

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Socially, he should be able to use the toilet alone and play with other children. In terms of motor function, he should be able to use scissors to cut out pictures, copy a square and a cross, and hop on one foot.   (See References)

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C) 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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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) 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, run well, and make circular scribbles.   (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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