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Developmental Milestones For A 1 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
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
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
Quite safe: in experienced hands, across the board any procedure carries a small risk (1-2%) of infection/bleeding in the best of hands in the best centers of excellence, your doctors know the risk/benefit ratio, and definitely there's a good reason for resorting to spinal tap, wish yourself and your son wellness ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
An autistic child: will show impaired social interaction,delayed language skills and repetitive and restrictive behaviors.There are varying degrees in different children.A three year old might have decreased eye contact with others,delay in speech &repetitive movements.However, having these signs/symptoms doesn't make the diagnosis.If you are concerned about your child,please discuss with his doctor. ...Read more
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
See below: The answer is best discussed with your pediatrician or google "developmental milestones" for the age specifically you seek. Developmental tracking entails monitoring the progress of your child in areas of: language & other cognitive skills, social skills, physical challenges/changes, & personality. This age group covers preschool, kindergarten through 2nd grade-too much info for this forum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 year milestones: There are several milestones that happen around 2 years old. Too much to type in the HealthTap 400 character limit, but here is a link to the CDC site showing milestones for a 2 year old. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/milestones-2yr.html Your pediatrician should review these and perform certain evals in office during the 2 year check up. Talk w your pediatrician for milestone ?'s. ...Read more
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
Few: 33 is a low risk age for a woman and while the risk of mental illness in the baby has been shown to increase with increasing paternal age the risk is not seen until he is over 50. Good luck. ...Read more
What is the detailed procedure for a 14 year old girl's physical exam? My daughter has one coming up. Please focus on the exams for her private areas
Pediatric or GYN?: An adolescent exam usually defers the genitalia for examination, unless the history dictates otherwise. Same for breast exam. If there are gynecological concerns, then a gyn is consulted. Safety, pregnancy, substance use, std, academic and career plans, social adjustment, immunizations, and general health concerns make up the bulk of the visit. ...Read more
My son (1 year and 3 months old) has a neurofibromatosis type 1 (C4537T R1513X) . Are there any restrictions for vacciantion for his condition?
Good question : I am not sure if there is a special chart for the microcephalics, his development may have been charted before overtime and compared to normal curves, development is a complex process, and not measured only by the head circumference, other aspects of the original disease and development interact, check this link too: http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards/second_set/cht_hcfa_boys_p_0_5.pdf ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Head circumference: Head sizes are relatively larger in small children. In a child without headaches, seizures or major organ deformities, the head circumference is genetically determined and you will not be able to do much about it at four years of age. Or six. You will want to discuss your concern withyour family doctor or pediatrician. ...Read more
Are the typical courses of treatment for alopecia are at safe for children? Specifically, a nine year old girl?
What is the average age a kid should learn theyre letters because my nephew is about 1 year and 1/2 and knows almost all of them?
It depends..: Many kids would be able to know their letters, numbers, shapes, ; colors at that age if their parents would spend the time every day to go over those topics many times a day. It is so important to show kids how exciting it is to learn new things. It is truely surprising what kids can learn at an early age with the right tools. One of my favorite learning tools are placemats with anything on them. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What are the advantages and disadvantages of masturbating 3-4 times a week for 15-17 year old male?
Nothing specific: Masturbation is a normal part of human exiatance.Some cultures frown on the process ; most seldom discuss it openly. If anyone does so to the exclusion of interacting with people ; pursuing age ; peer related activities, it can interfere with normal emotional growth, as any preoccupation might. For most, it is simply part of their life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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