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What are the most important developmental milestones?

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Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Each milestone impo: All developmental milestones are important in that they relate to skill development. If one is skipped, like crawling to go directly to standing/walking there is little concern. But language and social emotional milestones are very important due to effects on communication, learning, and relationships with others. Adult support and stimulation is a key feature to help in development.
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Dr. David Hoffman
Clinical Psychology 22 years experience
A resource: For parents wanting to understand "normal" vs. delayed development and get ideas and advice for their parenting the following award-winning website is an excellent resource: http://www.parenttoolkit.com/ Best wishes on your search for answers and help.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
That is an awesome site.
Jun 6, 2016
Dr. David Hoffman
Clinical Psychology 22 years experience
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Thanks. I like that involvement in Healthtap is giving me the opportunity and motivation to catalog such resources to share!
Jun 6, 2016

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