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What are developmental milestones?

What are developmental milestones?

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. ...Read more

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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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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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 developmental milestones?

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. ...Read more

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What are the most important developmental milestones?

What are the most important developmental milestones?

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. ...Read more

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What are the developmental milestones of kids from 3 to 4 years?

What are the developmental milestones of kids from 3 to 4 years?

A Good Resource: There are many developmental stages (physical, social, cognitive) from 3 to 4 years old. Here's a good source of information: www.Healthychildren.Org. ...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 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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Developmental Delay (Definition)

As children move along in age, they should also do so in developmental stages of motor, languag, and personal social areas. When these areas lag expectations, it is ...Read more