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What are the developmental milestones of kids from 8 to 12 years old?

What are the developmental milestones of kids from 8 to 12 years old?

We look at school wk: By the time a kid is in school the graphs & charts of infant development are put away and we gauge kids based on school performance. Any discrepancy in their schoolwork & perceived abilities can be evaluated using individual performance tests. The weschler intelligence scale for children and various achievement tests can be administered if needed. ...Read more

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Developmental Milestones (Definition)

Developmental milestones are normative stages that have been established for children. We know the approximate ages that kids begin to sit up, walk, talk, use the potty, and interact socially. Parents and professionals use these milestones to determine if a child is within the expected range of ...Read more


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Major developmental milestones to be observed in a 6 month old baby boy?

Major developmental milestones to be observed in a 6 month old baby boy?

Develop milestones: Six month olds are generally sitting unsupported (briefly), holding a cup/bottle, rolling both directions, babbling including consonants, responding to emotions of others, passing objects from one hand to the other, searches briefly for objects, and brings objects to the mouth. They should be sleeping all night and napping at least twice daily. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old autistic son has the vocab of a 5 yr old however his language doesn't flow. Will speech therapy along with preschool be able to help him?

My 3 yr old autistic son has the vocab of a 5 yr old however his language doesn't flow. Will speech therapy along with preschool be able to help him?

Prosody is the term: For pitch, tempo, intonation & rhythm of speech. Difficulty with both prosody & pragmatics, the conversational, turn-taking aspects of language, is seen in autistic spectrum disorder (formerly asperger syndrome). Your school district's child find team can assess your son for eligibility for early childhood special education. An inclusion" a pre-k class with neurotypical peers + slt will help. ...Read more

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What are the developmental milestones from 11 to 17 years old?

What are the developmental milestones from 11 to 17 years old?

Progress/independenc: We use developmental milestones largely up until age 4 or 5 to identify those with preschool deficits that can be helped.School then begins to challenge & identify those making progress toward independent thought & responsibility.The ability to master skill sets & accept responsibility for completing tasks at a peer equivalent basis demonstrates that process, . ...Read more

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4 year old has speech delay. We speak 3 langs at home and she doesn't interact w other toddlers. Can pre k+ speech therapy fix/help?

4 year old has speech delay. We speak 3 langs at home and she doesn't interact w other toddlers. Can pre k+ speech therapy fix/help?

Should: Multilingual kids should still progress with speech & language at the same pace as others. I would contact the local public school special services department & arrange an evaluation. They have a program called Child Find which is designed to find such kids and work with them to prepare them for school entry. ...Read more

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Can a 17 year old grow to her full potential after suffering anorexia, she is in the tenth percentile and hasn't hit puberty yet , her bone age is 12.?

Can a 17 year old grow to her full potential after suffering anorexia, she is in the tenth percentile and hasn't hit puberty yet , her bone age is 12.?

ANOREXIA: She is small normal being in the 10th percentile with anorexia and delayed bone grouth and delayed puberty. With proper guidance and nutrition she can catch up in grouth and development. ...Read more

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15 months old baby still not talk.She suffered epilepsy 3 times at her age 1-3 months.Whats the solution?Will she delay ?How she will talk?Pls advice

15 months old baby still not talk.She suffered epilepsy 3 times at her age 1-3 months.Whats the solution?Will she delay ?How she will talk?Pls advice

More info needed: Some normal children may not talk until 18 months but usually there is at least baby talk (babbling) even if words are not understandable. Are other developmental milestones being achieved? A 15-month-old should wave bye, walk, feed self, scribble, etc. Sometimes epilepsy can be associated with developmental delay. A pediatric exam can help determine if there is a problem, and refer if needed. ...Read more

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How can kids be affected by divorce? Kids ages are 4 years old...Boy...And one year and 3 months girl...

How can kids be affected by divorce? Kids ages are 4 years old...Boy...And one year and 3 months girl...

It depends: Divorce is never good, but a well done one can be better for a child than a bad marriage. Being respectful and gentle in acts ; words with each family member can help. Change can be more or less hard. How it's handled is important. If they are okay now ; it's done carefully, it can be alright. Expect some signs of distress - you'll all hurt awhile - be patient , honest ; open, but discreet. Best! ...Read more

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Hello, a friend has a six yr old boy who was born as a crack baby he has learning disabilities , he can learn how to play videos but not school work ?

Hello, a friend has a six yr old boy who was born as a crack baby  he has learning disabilities , he can learn how to play videos but not school work ?

Two different skills: Learning to operate a video is much easier than school work. A video may be very automatic and robot like. Or if not, it still gives instant gratification. School work demands multiple intelligences at the same time and requires pateince and delayed gratification. See a child development specialist: a psychologist or psychiatrist, or a team at a children's hospital. ...Read more

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Can a 17 year old grow to her full potential after suffering anorexia, she is in the tenth percentile and hasn't hit puberty yet , her bone age is 10.?

Can a 17 year old grow to her full potential after suffering anorexia, she is in the tenth percentile and hasn't hit puberty yet , her bone age is 10.?

Yes: If bone age is 10, then yes she has lots to grow. The grow plates have not fused yet. Keep her on treatment, use a multidisciplinary team of doctors. Very important. ...Read more

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If ur five year old child is suffering from speech difficultys , short term memory loss, blood noses , dosent act her age is very slow at learning .?

If ur five year old child is suffering from speech difficultys , short term memory loss, blood noses , dosent act her age is very slow at learning .?

Consult a physician: These serious symptoms could be indicative of a medical and/ or developmental condition that needs immediate attention. Please see your pediatrician as soon as possible and tell them what's going on. ...Read more

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Parents are 5'5 and 5'4 1/2, adult daughter is 5'2. 16 year old youngest daughter is 5'2 1/2. period at 15 like other daughter. how tall will she be?

Parents are 5'5 and 5'4 1/2,  adult daughter is 5'2. 16 year old youngest daughter is 5'2 1/2. period at 15 like other daughter. how tall will she be?

Height: Most children have their height and weight measured several times in the first year or so and then at annual physical exams. That information should be documented on a height and weight program. Ask for a copy and then see how she fits with the family height. Very likely to be the same but one never knows without clear information. ...Read more

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2.5 yr old female diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis. Her development is severely delayed, will she develop normal in the future? Walk, talk, chew food

2.5 yr old female diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis. Her development is severely delayed, will she develop normal in the future? Walk, talk, chew food

Early intervention: The child should be enrolled in an early intervention program. At age 3 she will be eligible for special education services through her local school system. Most children who show severe developmental delays early in life will face developmental challenges in the future. She may develop all the skills you ask about, but her cognitive delay will be her greatest problem. ...Read more

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Should my 8 year old daughter see a therapist for the death of her birth mother at age 3 1/2? She is not having any issues. I am married to birth dad.

Should my 8 year old daughter see a therapist for the death of her birth mother at age 3 1/2? She is not having any issues. I am married to birth dad.

Only if needed: If she is functioning well at school and has friends then she is probably well-adjusted. If she has changes in eating or sleeping patterns, starts asking difficult questions, or has difficulty at school or with friends, then i would consider seeking help. You can always talk this over with her doctor. ...Read more

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17 year old male come from a big boned family, he very small, with a speach immpetiment, anger issues & puberty delays, possible crack baby?

17 year old male come from a big boned family, he very small, with a speach immpetiment, anger issues & puberty delays, possible crack baby?

FAS/E? : This is very typical of fetal alcohol exposure/ syndrome. These patients tend to be of short stature, have anger management problems, learning disabilities, developmental delay and social disconnectedness. ...Read more

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Psychological standpoint: can you spoil a baby? 4 mo daughter prefers dad over mom. Normal?

Psychological standpoint: can you spoil a baby? 4 mo daughter prefers dad over mom. Normal?

Get help now: Wow. Please call your therapist immediately. A four month old baby is still learning how to see and hear. She has no intellectual abilities to have a preference. She is four months old. A pure baby. Your reaction to this is extremely worrisome. ...Read more

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My daughter's step son who is 12 yrs old is autistic. He likes to sit and watch tv. Is there any good programs for autisic children or any new break?

Depends : Although tv is an easy default for children who may have difficult behaviors it should be limited. There really is nothing positive that comes from watching most television and at best the effect is neutral. Choose shows that have some educational benefit for regularly watched shows and avoid those that promote violence or inapporpriate behaviors. If there is a favorite show use as a reward. ...Read more

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2 1/2 yrs old hypractiv son. Severe eating problems as he drinks milk only. Pl guide to change his eating habits so that he takes solids.

2 1/2 yrs old hypractiv son. Severe eating problems as he drinks milk only. Pl guide to change his eating habits so that he takes solids.

This is complicated: I think you need a pediatrician or pediatric psychologist's help. One thing i can help here is that many kids who drink a lot of milk have iron deficiency. Interestingly iron deficient kids do not want eat solids. Once we treat them with iron, their personality changes and they start eating regular foods. I would recommend that you take your son to a doctor to test if he is iron deficient or not. ...Read more

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What age can mental illness such as mpd, ocd, anger issues show? My 3 yr old will be happy one min, swing a punch at his younger brother, then happy again

What age can mental illness such as mpd, ocd, anger issues show? My 3 yr old will be happy one min, swing a punch at his younger brother, then happy again

Could be: Simply 3 year old behavior or something more. Yes, some issues show up this early on. Please don't jump to conclusions but see the pediatrician or a mental health professional for support. Peace and good health. ...Read more