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What are the most important developmental milestones?

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Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 39 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.
Dr. David Hoffman
Clinical Psychology 21 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.
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 39 years experience
That is an awesome site.
Jun 6, 2016
Dr. David Hoffman
Clinical Psychology 21 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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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Expected talent /age: The early use of milestones the roads leading to rome has been extended to the discussion of child development.Observational studies on thousands of healthy kids helped define the age & variability for the time when a baby is expected to show a talent. Adjusted for prematurity, this allows drs to identify problems that interfere with development at a stage when treatment can help the most.

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