Developmental History (Developmental Milestones)

Last updated 05.10.12

 

 

Definition

-  Assessment of childs current developmental state compared to average

 

Features

-  Indicator of developmental delay

-  May be slower in some & advanced in other areas

 

Milestones

-  Ask the parents (usually fairly accurete)

-  Compare to siblings or children in play group/school

-  Both developmental patterns & developmental disorders may be familial

 

Baileys or Griffins Assessment

 

Formal Assessment

-  Gross Motor Control

-  Fine Motor & Vision

-  Language & Hearing

-  Social & Daily Living Skills

 

 

 

 

Gross Motor Control

<Developmental Milestones>

 

 

Age

Skill

2-4 mth

Head steady in sitting

5-8 mth

Sits wo support

9-14 mth

Stands w support

12-16 mth

Walks well alone

15-24 mth

Walks up steps

21-36 mth

Jumps on the spot

3-4.5 yrs

Balances on 1 foot for 5 sec

 

 

 

 

Vision & Fine Motor

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Age

Skill

2-4 mth

Follows object 180o

5-8 mth

Passes cube hand to hand

9-14 mth

Neat pincer grasp of raisin

12-16 mth

Stack 2 cubes

15-24 mth

Scribbles spontaneously

21-36 mth

Draws vertical lines in imitation

3-4.5 yrs

Copies a ladder, draws a face

 

 

 

 

Language & Hearing

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Age

Skill

2-4 mth

Squeals w pleasure

5-8 mth

Turn to soft voice

9-14 mth

Mama or Dadda

12-16 mth

Three words

15-24 mth

Points to 1 body part

21-36 mth

Uses plurals & phrases

3-4.5 yrs

Understanding cold, tired, hungry; asks who, whatÉ

 

 

 

 

Social & Daily Living Skills

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Age

Skill

2-4 mth

Smiles

5-8 mth

Feeds self biscuit

9-14 mth

Indicates need by gesture

12-16 mth

Drinks from a cup

15-24 mth

Removes garment

21-36 mth

Puts on clothing, plays w other children

3-4.5 yrs

Separates from mother