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Developmental Milestones

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Created on Sunday, July 16 2006 by

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A woman brings her 36 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 imitates speech sounds and pronounces single syllables.
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, uses a raking grasp, and sits with support.
This child is meeting milestones for what age?


 
        A) 6 months
 
        B) 14 months
 
        C) 30 months
 
        D) 36 months
 
        E) 4 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, use a raking grasp, and transfer an object from one hand to the other.   (See References)

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B) 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 hug her parents and indicate her desires by pointing. 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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C) 30 months

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Socially, she should be able to be able to help to put things away and engage in pretend play. In terms of motor function, she should be able to climb stairs with alternate feet and copy a vertical line.   (See References)

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D) 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, stand on one foot, and ride a tricycle.   (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 bear weight on her legs and grasp objects.   (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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