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What is the normal language development trajectory for a child?

What is the normal language development trajectory for a child?

Upwards!: There will sometimes be little false starts, or sometimes a small step backwards as children learn new developmental skills, including language. But the overall trajectory should be up and up. Any significant, sustained regression in any developmental area (that is, a big step backwards) should raise concern and prompt a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Language Development (Definition)

Language development is the part of a person's development that includes learning to squeal, babble, say words, say phrases, talk in sentences, count items, define ...Read more


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What is a normal language development schedule for babies?

What is a normal language development schedule for babies?

Varies by child: Although there is much variation from child to child, the following are some accepted milestones. Cooing by 2 months, consonant sounds and babbling by 9 months, 1 recognizable "word" by 13 months, 4-6 words by 15 months and 10-12 words by 18 months. At 2 years a child should make 2 word sentences and be 50% understandable to strangers, 75% by 3 years and close to 100% by 4 years. ...Read more

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What is the level of speech development expected for a 16 months old boy born full term?

What is the level of speech development expected for a 16 months old boy born full term?

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

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What is the treatment for delayed motor development?

What is the treatment for delayed motor development?

Early intervention!: ...Though i would like there to be a specific cause for the delay in motor development identified. This is usually achieved through a combination of blood/urine studies and select neuroimaging (mri/ct) +/- eeg, genetic studies, etc. Whatever the reason, early intervention (ot/pt) may greatly improve these children's lives! ...Read more

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What is a normal IQ for a child at different ages?

What is a normal IQ for a child at different ages?

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 more

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In what way is apraxia of speech a "normal phase" of speech development? "normal" does not require intervention. Please reference response. Thanks.

In what way is apraxia of speech a "normal phase" of speech development?  "normal" does not require intervention.  Please reference response.  Thanks.

?word use: Apraxia: involves loss of use. Here i assume you mean a child who is delayed? There are standards of nl development for a childs age , out side of which your health care provider will want to seek additional work ups for possible causes. ...Read more

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Is an average sleeping spo2 of 92% acceptable for an infant's brain development? Is there an optimal spo2 range for brain development?

Is an average sleeping spo2 of 92% acceptable for an infant's brain development? Is there an optimal spo2 range for brain development?

92% is fine!: Over 90% is just fine so don't worry. Do discuss your concerns about your baby w/ the pediatrician. Premmies do raise parents anxiety, but try to do the hard task of finding the just right spot of care/comfort. When you ask for and get good info from the Dr. use it to do the right stuff and relax. I wish you all well! ...Read more

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What are the sensory development milestones for a 28month old?

What are the sensory development milestones for a 28month old?

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 more

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What is global developmental delay disorder in a child?

Overall delay: Standardized tests like the differential abilities scales-ii that yield a general cognitive ability score and a special non-verbal composite test all developmental domains: cognition, receptive/ expressive communicatiion, social/adaptive and fine/ gross motor, plus how a child processes information presented verbally or visually. Gdd refers to significant overall delays in a child <6 years old. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between childhood developmental delays and IQ as an adult?

What is the relationship between childhood developmental delays and IQ as an adult?

See below: It would depend on the type of delay. Children with speech delay, gross motor or fine motor delays, will more than likely have no impairment of intellect. ...Read more

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My daughter is four. I'm worried about her development. Is autism an inherited trait or a developmental trait based on the child's environment?

My daughter is four. I'm worried about her development. Is autism an inherited trait or a developmental trait based on the child's environment?

Inherited latest: The latest thinking is that genes play a strong role. Much research is ongoing in autism genetics with some great discoveries. If you are concerned about her development, then I'm concerned too! At your daughter's age, she should be able to have a thorough evaluation and reach a diagnosis of developmental disorder, or not. Start with your general pediatrician and seek specialty care if necessary ...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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Why is it important to understand the stages of social and emotional developmet of a 2 year old child?

Why is it important to understand the stages of social and emotional developmet of a 2 year old child?

Expectations: It's important to know so you have appropriate expectations of the toddler. By knowing where he should be and where he needs to be headed, you can avoid frustration and disappointment for the both of you. You should not expect him to name all the presidents in order, but he should be able to self-feed and assist with dressing himself. Knowledge of what is appropriate is key to raising healthy kids. ...Read more

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What is the process of lung development for a premature baby?

What is the process of lung development for a premature baby?

Time and good care: Depending on how premature the baby, will determine how long until the lungs fully develop. The little air sacs at the ends of the airtubes just take time to develop. They are very important, though, as this is where the gas exchange takes place in the lungs. In the meantime, baby might get doses of surfactant, a medicine that helps keep the lungs from sticking together. Try to be patient! ...Read more

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What is the typical course of a newborn's sight development?

What is the typical course of a newborn's sight development?

Gradual: If your baby is normal then eyesight starts to develop when the eyes are open. There is a constant communication between the signal from the eyes and the brain which interprets the signal. This takes place over several years but there is continuous improvement in the normal. If there is a problem, you should see your pediatric ophthalmologist as soon as you can to protect the sight. ...Read more

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Baby boy is a 1month+5days old and he won't look anyone in their eyes. Is it true that is a sign of Autism or Developmental delays ?

Baby boy is a 1month+5days old and he won't look anyone in their eyes. Is it true that is a sign of Autism or Developmental delays ?

Concerning: Visual development in infants is stimulated by contrast, so young infants will often look at the edge of your face or head rather than the eyes, but some brief eye contact, particularly when nursing, is expected. Pediatric ophthalmologists can evaluate your baby for vision loss, otherwise careful monitoring by your pediatrician can help early diagnosis of autism. ...Read more

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What is the suitable height for a child that age 11?

What is the suitable height for a child that age 11?

About 145 cm: The suitable height for 11 years old female is between 145 cm (58 inches) to 155 cm. ,this height will show that the child is growing well in height .But the height varies in different ethnic groups and also depends on nutrition and health status . ...Read more

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What is a normal growth trajectory?

What is a normal growth trajectory?

Follow percentiles: When you take your child to your pediatrician they always measure weight, height and head circumference. We expect the child to generally follow along the same percentile that they historically have been. Sometimes there are small changes in their percentiles and this is normal. By about 2 years of age your child should be more steady on their growth charts. ...Read more

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What is the normal body temperature of a child and a adult?

What is the normal body temperature of a child and a adult?

98.8 Degrees F: 98.8 degrees fahrenheit (or 37 degrees celsius) is the "textbook" normal temperature. However, individuals can have slightly lower or higher normal temperatures. Also, our body temperature naturally fluctuates throughout a 24-hour period (circadian rhythm). ...Read more

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At what age a child speaks a language perfectly?

Difficult issue: Acquisition of understood speech and what you consider as "perfect" are separate issues. Most toddlers produce speech that is 50% understood by strangers at 2 , 75% at 3 and 95% at 4. Some blends and other issues can persist until school age. ...Read more

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