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Developmental Milestones

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Last modified on Wednesday, December 31 1969.

A woman brings her 48 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 pronounces single syllables and imitates speech sounds.
She prefers being held by her mother to being held by you or your nurse and enjoys looking at a mirror.
She 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) 6 months
 
        B) 60 months
 
        C) 36 months
 
        D) 2 months
 
        E) 12 months
 

 


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A) 6 months

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

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B) 60 months

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

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C) 36 months

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Socially, she should be able to help when she is being dressed. In terms of motor function, she should be able to copy a circle, ride a tricycle, and stand on one foot.   (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) 12 months

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