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Doctor insights on: Gross Motor Skills Developmental Milestones

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What are fine and gross motor skills?

What are fine and gross motor skills?

Little vs. big: Fine motor skills involve small movements (fingers, toes, lips, wrists, tongue) such as picking up a raisin, grabbing a cup. Gross motor skills involve larger muscles (arms, legs, trunk, feet) and big movements such as running, jumping, hopping, walking. ...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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Can glue ear affect your fine and gross motor skills?

Can glue ear affect your fine and gross motor skills?

Glue ear effects: Glue ears in a child cause hearing loss,can make them clumsy,but does not affect fine or gross motor skills,consider a neurological consult after glue ears have been treated effectively . ...Read more

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Is it possible that have glue ear affect your fine and gross motor skills?

Is it possible that have glue ear affect your fine and gross motor skills?

Thick, sticky middle: ear fluid may cause temporary conductive hearing loss & diminish articulation or reduce language comprehension & acquisition in a child. It does not cause persistent Developmental Articulation Disorder or Receptive/ Expressive Language Disorder after it clears spontaneously or by surgery, nor does it cause delays in fine or gross motor skills. Seek assessment for a neurodevelopmental disorder. ...Read more

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What is the development of a 3 year old like as far as developmental milestones?

What is the development of a 3 year old like as far as developmental milestones?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: Missed developmental milestones?

What is the definition or description of: Missed developmental milestones?

Develop milestones: We expect babies and children to be able to do certain things by certain ages. We know not every child is the same, and also have to take into account things like prematurity. For instance, most babies are pulling up on furniture and attempting to take a first step around their first birthday. If they get to 15-16 months and aren't doing it, we say that's a delayed milestone. Different areas too ...Read more

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My 31 month old son is walking on tippy toes lately. It's on and off. All other developmental milestones are perfect. Is this a phase?

My 31 month old son is walking on tippy toes lately. It's on and off. All other developmental milestones are perfect. Is this a phase?

Try not to worry: Walking on the toes, is fairly common in children who beginning to walk. Most children outgrow it. Kids who continue toe walking beyond the toddler years may from habit. As long as your child is growing and developing normally, toe walking on its own is unlikely to be a cause of concern. Yet, toe walking can be a sign of cp, md, autism or another generalized muscle/nerve disease but not alone. ...Read more

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My 9m old baby responds to any name called in a particular tone.donot differentiate his name.is it normal?other developmental milestones are good.

My 9m old baby responds to any name called in a particular tone.donot differentiate his name.is it normal?other developmental milestones are good.

Infant development : Yes it's normal for infants to not recognize specific words. Sometimes the learn a word and forget it a few days or weeks. Repetition enhances the memory. As you as you noted voice tone, facial expression also enhance language learning. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of delayed developmental milestones?

What are the symptoms of delayed developmental milestones?

What to look for: Really looking for problems with behavior, emotions, social relations that can be caused by with a child seeming to have not developed age appropriate skills in a certain area (use of language, movement, visual processing) where the child's abilities are consistent with someone much younger. Many times such issues are confusing and difficult to pinpoint, so best to see a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a delay in developmental milestones?

Should I be concerned about a delay in developmental milestones?

Yes concern is right: If you are talking about true delays, rather than reaching milestones at the later end of average, then yes it is right to be concerned and to find ways to help your child. Early motor delays can lead to coordination problems for writing and being active with peers. Delays in language has been shown to lead to problems with academics, esp. reading, and social-emotional relationships. ...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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When will my premature baby start reaching developmental milestones on time?

When will my premature baby start reaching developmental milestones on time?

That depends...: It depends on how early your baby was. A premie's development is compared with others who are the same "corrected age" (chronologic age minus the number of weeks or months the baby was born early) until age two, when most will be "caught up" developmentally with their chronologic age-mates (babies born on the same date as they were). If a baby is only mildly preterm, he may catch up earlier. ...Read more

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What developmental milestones should a 7 weeks old baby have accomplished?

What developmental milestones should a 7 weeks old baby have accomplished?

Age appropriate: 7weeks old baby follows objects .lift head when on tommy , smiles a little makes cooing noise and recognizes mom ...Read more

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Is the timing of developmental milestones the same for all children?

Is the timing of developmental milestones the same for all children?

No: No, not all children attain developmental milestones at the same time. Don't worry if your child takes an extra month or two to babble his first words, or take her first steps. All babies are different and attain their milestones at their own speed. You should worry if several months go by without attaining a specific milestone, or if your child appears delayed in attaining multiple milestones. ...Read more

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What are the developmental milestones for a 2 year old?

What are the developmental milestones for a 2 year old?

Firstsigns.org has : developmental & autism-specific screens. Developmental & behavioral info are on healthychildren.org. A few by 2: jump with both feet off the ground. Scribble, copy vertical & horizontal lines. Throw ball overhand. Self-feed with spoon, hold & drink from open-mouth cup. 50 or more words, 2-word phrases, 50% intellible. Follow simple commands. Respond to time-out. Doff & don shirt & pants ...Read more

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What conditions cause delays in developmental milestones?

What conditions cause delays in developmental milestones?

Many causes of delay: There can be many causes for developmental delays. Examples of this would be prematurity, genetic conditions, exposure to drugs, alcohol, lead, or maternal infections. Lack of stimulation can also lead to delays, such as infants who are left in their cribs or infant seats for hours at a time with no interaction. ...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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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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Baby girl 4.5 months old, weights 5.95kg was born 3kg. Is she underweight? She's otherwise healthy and meeting her developmental milestones

Baby girl 4.5 months old, weights 5.95kg was born  3kg. Is she underweight? She's otherwise healthy and meeting her developmental milestones

No: Sounds normal the average baby doubles their birthweight at about 5-6months which she basically has done.Check with your pediatrician, but she sounds fine. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 14 month old child to have only 2 teeth? The baby is on target with height, weight and developmental milestones. In fact he seems fairly bright. He just doesn't have more than 2 teeth. Thank you, worried grammie

Is it normal for a 14 month old child to have only 2 teeth? The baby is on target with height, weight and developmental milestones.  In fact he seems fairly bright. He just doesn't have more than 2 teeth.  Thank you, worried grammie

Within norma limits: Some children teeth faster than others, some slower. Probably nothing to be concerned about. That said, make an appointment with a pediatric dental specialist to asses dent-facial growth and development, teething pattern, Fluoride balance, diet, oral hygiene, and so much more. Don't wait until age 2-3, please go now. ...Read more

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