Developmental Time Table of Children

Developmental Time Table of ChildrenDevelopmental time table of Children is a very confusing topic about which questions are frequently asked. Its important to learn at least the major developmental milestones in children from birth to four years of image. More details are given below.

Developmental Time Table of Children

1. WITHIN SIX MONTHS

– Child should be able to copy sound.

– Begins to sit without support

– Likes to play with others, especially parents

– Responds to own name

– Strings Vowels together when Babbling (“ah”, “eh”, “oh”)

2. WITHIN 12 MONTHS (ONE YEAR)

– Uses simple gestures such as shaking head for “no” or waving “bye bye”

– Copies Gestures

– Responds to simple spoken requests

– Says “mama” and “dada”

– Pulls up to stand

3. WITHIN 18 MONTHS (ONE AND 1/2 YEARS)

– Says several single words

– Walks alone

– Knows what ordinary things are for, for eg. telephone, brush, spoon etc.

– Plays simple pretend such as feeding as doll

– Points to show others something interesting.

4. WITHIN TWO YEARS

– Says sentences with 2 to 4 words

– Gets Excited when with other children

– Follows simple instructions

– Kicks a ball

– Points to things or pictures when they’re renamed.

5. WITHIN THREE YEARS

– Copies adults and friends (like running when other children run)

– Carries on a conversation using two to three sentences

– Climbs well

– Plays make believe with doll, animals and people.

– Shows affection for friends without prompting.

6. WITHIN FOUR YEARS

– Hops and stands on one foot for up to 2 seconds

– Would rather play with other children than alone

– Tells stories

– Draws a person with 2 to 4 body parts

– Plays cooperatively.

Its important to know the normal weight gain in children. The following chart predicts weight gain with regard to months and years of growing children.

Developmental Time Table of Children - Weight Chart

Questions from topic of Autism can collide together with Developmental time table of children. Lets discuss Autism briefly.

Autism – Things Nurses Needs to Know

WHAT IS AUTISM?

Autism is a diagnosis (Also called autism spectrum disorders) is that describes significant social, communicative and behavioral challenges. Children with Autism will hand information in their brain differently than typically developing peers.

Autism can be mild to severe. People with autism share similar symptoms such as problems with social interaction, difficulties in communication and repetitive/stereoypical behaviour.

EARLY SIGNS OF AUTISM IN CHILDREN

– Do not respond to name by 12 months of age

– Not point at objects to show interest

– Not play “pretend” games

– Avoid eye contact and want to be alone

– Have trouble dealing with his/her and others feelings

– Delayed speech and language skills

– Repeat words or phrases, over and over

– Give unrelated answers to questions

– Get upset by minor changes

– Have obsessive interestes

– Flap their hands, rock their body or spin in circles

– Have unusual reactions to the way things sound, smell, taste, look or feel.

– Repetitively line up objects.

HOW COMMON IS AUTISM?

Autism is five times more common in boys than girls.

Parents who are having a child with autism have a 2% to 18% chance of having a second child who is also affected.

TREATMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR AUTISM

– Applied Behavior Analysis

– Speech – Language Pathology

– Occupational Therapy

– Physical Therapy

– Social Work

Hopes this article has provided you an insight about Developmental time table in children or developmental milestones in children as well as about Autism in children. Nurse has an important role in diagnosing developmental delay as well as autism.

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