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A 36-year-old female asked:

My 1yo responds to his actual name and his nicknames off and on, not constantly. is this a developmental issue? his hearing seems fine.

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: At one year, they are still developing their primitive cognitive skills. They are learning to speak beyond 4-6 words, word associations like names of people etc. As long as his physical milestones, like walking etc are also normal, I will be content with him being checked by his pediatrician at the recommended checkup times at 12, 15 and 18 months.
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