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What Is The Difference Between Developmental Milestones And Norms
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Age appropriate: 7weeks old baby follows objects .lift head when on tommy , smiles a little makes cooing noise and recognizes mom ...Read more
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
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
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
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
My daughter is 16 months and healthy. Are there any health risks for her to travel 4 times a year from italy to the united states ? Vaccines are up to date and she meets all developmental milestones.
No: There are risks of common viral respiratory infections from other passengers in a tightly enclosed airline cabin. Otherwise, there are no significant risks. ...Read more
Sitting, walking: The most common questions about a baby's development have to do with their motor development and expressive abilities. Parents want to know when a baby will sit (around 6 months) walk (around 9-12 months) and talk (saying "mama" and "papa" close to when they are one year old). ...Read more
Is global developmental delay considered cognitive, if so how is a child's intelligence determined? What factors besides milestones are considered?
Definitions: The term "cognitive" confers the idea of the child thinking through an idea like responding to a stranger or formulating speech.The term global implys that both thinking & motor skill sets are involved in a process.Kids can have isolated fine motor, gross motor or thinking delays. Special scales like the bailey or minnesota child development inventory can assess these areas of early child developme. ...Read more
None: Its a classification description. Pervasive developmental disorders (pdd) is the overall description of conditions sharing significant social and communication disabilities. "mammal" is a term defining hair bearing animals that nurse their young. Autism is a subset of PDD like human is a subset of mammal. Asperger's is a subset of pdd, as are many other conditions. ...Read more
Specific testing: All children develop at different rates. Some learn to talk early (especially girls), some late, and some regress in language. Some develop rapid motor skills while others are much slower. Special testing can be done at school age to measure learning ability and to establish a scale of aptitude. This can then be used to quantify mental impairment. ...Read more
See below: Dyspraxia: problems with movement & coordination. Aka "motor learning disability". Those with dyspraxia find it hard to carry out smooth & coordinated movements. It often comes with language problems, & a degree of difficulty with perception & thought. Dyspraxia does not affect a person's intelligence.Global dev.Delay is used to describe an overall delay in two or more major areas of development. ...Read more
Is there any difference between global developmental delay and pervasive developmental disorders?
Developmental delays: There is a difference between the two. GDD is a delay in two or more of language, motor, vision, thinking and social skills. Pervasive developmental delays describe a group of disorders, such as Autism and Asperger's, that describe primarily delays of socialization, imagination, and communication. ...Read more
Good question: Retardation indicates a low IQ and expected problems meeting milestones. Mentally retarded individuals do have developmental delay. Developmental delay can exist alone and means one is not meeting milestones on time. Pt, ot, speech are therapies than can improve developmental delay. Mental impairment is a lot of different diagnosis...Bipolar, dementia, retardation, schizophrenia, etc ...Read more
Hard to say early on: Early childhood assessments are heavily weighted on motor skills and some assume a motor delay could also mean mental deficiency.Not always true.It is hard to get an assessment of intellect until a kid is old enough to sample thinking skills. A kids early communication skills are more likely to give a picture of this feature.Kids can have isolated motor development problems and be mentally normal. ...Read more
Is it normal for babies to skip milestones? My 7mo is army crawling but just started pulling up on things. Seems he should have mastered crawling 1st.
Crawling is the most: variable gross motor milestone, moreso since infants are now placed on their backs for sleep. More infants with neurodevelopmental disorders skip crawling than typically-developing infants, but it happens in both. Your pediatrician & OT/PT at your state's Early Intervention Program can check muscle tone, strength, reflexes, & pattern of movement. Developmental screens are on firstsigns.org ...Read more