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What Is The Normal Language Development Trajectory For A Child
Upwards!: There will sometimes be little false starts, or sometimes a small step backwards as children learn new developmental skills, including language. But the overall trajectory should be up and up. Any significant, sustained regression in any developmental area (that is, a big step backwards) should raise concern and prompt a medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies by child: Although there is much variation from child to child, the following are some accepted milestones. Cooing by 2 months, consonant sounds and babbling by 9 months, 1 recognizable "word" by 13 months, 4-6 words by 15 months and 10-12 words by 18 months. At 2 years a child should make 2 word sentences and be 50% understandable to strangers, 75% by 3 years and close to 100% by 4 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4-6 words: At 15 months of age we expect a child to have 4-6 words. They generally can follow simple commands, such as 'go get your shoes,' and can point to 2-3 body parts (eyes, nose, ears, belly button, etc.) Of course all children develop at their own pace. But a 16 month old who is not close to meeting these milestones should be evaluated by their doctor. ...Read more
Early intervention!: ...Though i would like there to be a specific cause for the delay in motor development identified. This is usually achieved through a combination of blood/urine studies and select neuroimaging (mri/ct) +/- eeg, genetic studies, etc. Whatever the reason, early intervention (ot/pt) may greatly improve these children's lives! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Children are able to: participate in formal IQ testing around age 5. The normal range is a Full-Scale IQ Score on an age-appropriate standardized test of 70-130. About 70% of people have IQ's of 85, low-average, to 115, high-average. The mean is 100. The average range is 90-109. The tasks demanded on a specific test & a child's behavioral & physical issues can impact scores. IQ's are usually "stable" after age 7. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
In what way is apraxia of speech a "normal phase" of speech development? "normal" does not require intervention. Please reference response. Thanks.
Is an average sleeping spo2 of 92% acceptable for an infant's brain development? Is there an optimal spo2 range for brain development?
92% is fine!: Over 90% is just fine so don't worry. Do discuss your concerns about your baby w/ the pediatrician. Premmies do raise parents anxiety, but try to do the hard task of finding the just right spot of care/comfort. When you ask for and get good info from the Dr. use it to do the right stuff and relax. I wish you all well! ...Read more
Early Intervention: Developmental categories consist of: Gross Motor, Language, Fine Motor/Adaptive, & Personal/Social. Assessment requires evaluation in all 4 areas. Variation in normal development is common & milestones are interpreted using statistical analysis for age. Most at 28 mos put on clothes, build tower 6 cubes, combine words, jump. Early intervention is key if concerns. See doctor for correct assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Delays in all aspect: Global developmental delay is lagging in fine and gross motor skills, speech and language, problem solving and self help skills. Your pediatrician will screen for this at every well visit, and refer a child with any concerns for further evaluation and therapies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter is four. I'm worried about her development. Is autism an inherited trait or a developmental trait based on the child's environment?
Inherited latest: The latest thinking is that genes play a strong role. Much research is ongoing in autism genetics with some great discoveries. If you are concerned about her development, then I'm concerned too! At your daughter's age, she should be able to have a thorough evaluation and reach a diagnosis of developmental disorder, or not. Start with your general pediatrician and seek specialty care if necessary ...Read more
The list is too long: for this format. See HealthyChildren.org. Some are: Dress independently in "pull-on" clothes Exhibit pretend play with peers, taking turns & working out differences verbally; Play simple board games; Say name & age; follow 3-step commands; Draw a circle & a person with 2-4 body parts; know 3 colors, numbers & shapes; pedal a trike; identify feelings; Speak in 4-5 word sentences; follow rules. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is it important to understand the stages of social and emotional developmet of a 2 year old child?
Expectations: It's important to know so you have appropriate expectations of the toddler. By knowing where he should be and where he needs to be headed, you can avoid frustration and disappointment for the both of you. You should not expect him to name all the presidents in order, but he should be able to self-feed and assist with dressing himself. Knowledge of what is appropriate is key to raising healthy kids. ...Read more
Time and good care: Depending on how premature the baby, will determine how long until the lungs fully develop. The little air sacs at the ends of the airtubes just take time to develop. They are very important, though, as this is where the gas exchange takes place in the lungs. In the meantime, baby might get doses of surfactant, a medicine that helps keep the lungs from sticking together. Try to be patient! ...Read more
Gradual: If your baby is normal then eyesight starts to develop when the eyes are open. There is a constant communication between the signal from the eyes and the brain which interprets the signal. This takes place over several years but there is continuous improvement in the normal. If there is a problem, you should see your pediatric ophthalmologist as soon as you can to protect the sight. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Baby boy is a 1month+5days old and he won't look anyone in their eyes. Is it true that is a sign of Autism or Developmental delays ?
Concerning: Visual development in infants is stimulated by contrast, so young infants will often look at the edge of your face or head rather than the eyes, but some brief eye contact, particularly when nursing, is expected. Pediatric ophthalmologists can evaluate your baby for vision loss, otherwise careful monitoring by your pediatrician can help early diagnosis of autism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
About 145 cm: The suitable height for 11 years old female is between 145 cm (58 inches) to 155 cm. ,this height will show that the child is growing well in height .But the height varies in different ethnic groups and also depends on nutrition and health status . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow percentiles: When you take your child to your pediatrician they always measure weight, height and head circumference. We expect the child to generally follow along the same percentile that they historically have been. Sometimes there are small changes in their percentiles and this is normal. By about 2 years of age your child should be more steady on their growth charts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
98.8 Degrees F: 98.8 degrees fahrenheit (or 37 degrees celsius) is the "textbook" normal temperature. However, individuals can have slightly lower or higher normal temperatures. Also, our body temperature naturally fluctuates throughout a 24-hour period (circadian rhythm). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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