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Are jerky movements normal for a 1 year old?

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In brief: Typically not

The jerky movements would need to be observed and several things evaluated by history, physical exam and blood tests.
A consultation with a neurologist would be recommended.

In brief: Typically not

The jerky movements would need to be observed and several things evaluated by history, physical exam and blood tests.
A consultation with a neurologist would be recommended.
Dr. Allyson Pizzo-Berkey
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

Nervous system maturity progresses from top down & center out.
Infants/toddlers are more prone to less refined movements and must look at their fingers to voluntarily grasp and release things.They often drop things & by the age they show interest in coloring cannot stay within the lines until older. Any random, large scale jerking would be unexpected and require evaluation.

In brief: Depends

Nervous system maturity progresses from top down & center out.
Infants/toddlers are more prone to less refined movements and must look at their fingers to voluntarily grasp and release things.They often drop things & by the age they show interest in coloring cannot stay within the lines until older. Any random, large scale jerking would be unexpected and require evaluation.
Dr. James Ferguson
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