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Quick reference medical handouts used by Pediatric offices


1 -year Developmental Checklist


3 - Month Developmental Checklis

1 Year Developmental Checklist

 
Children develop at their own pace, so it’s impossible to tell exactly when yours will learn a given skill. The developmental milestones below will give you a general idea of the changes you can expect as your child gets older, but don’t be alarmed if your child takes a slightly different course. If you are worried about your child's development, consult with their health care provider at the earliest opportunity.

Social and Emotional

 

1

Shy or anxious with strangers
1 Cries when mother or father leaves
1 Enjoys imitating people in his play
1 Shows specific preferences for certain people and toys
1 Tests parental responses to his actions during feedings
1 Tests parental responses to his behavior
1 May be fearful in some situations
1 Prefers mother and/or regular caregiver over all others
1 Repeats sounds or gestures for attention
1 Finger feeds himself
1 Extends arm or leg to help when getting dresses

Movement

1 Reaches sitting position without assistance
1 Crawls forward on belly
1 Assumes hands and knees position
1 Creeps on hands and knees
1 Gets from sitting to crawling or prone (lying on stomach) position
1 Pulls self up to stand
1 Walks holding on to furniture
1 Stands momentarily without support
1 May walk two or three steps without support

Hand and Finger Skills
 
1 Uses pincer grasp
1 Bangs two objects together
1 Puts objects in big container
1 Takes objects out of container
1 Lets ovbect go voluntarily
1 Pokes with index finger

Language
 
1 Pays increasing attention to speech
1 Responds to "no"
1 Responds to simple verbal commands
1 Babbles with inflection (changes in tons)
1 Says "dads": and "mama"
1 Uses exclamations, such as "Oh-oh!"
1 Tries to imitate words

Cognitive

 
1 Explores objects in many different ways (shaking, banking, throwing, dropping)
1 Finds hidden objects easily
1 Looks at correct picture when the image is named
1 Imitates gestures
1 Begins to use objects correctly (drinking from cup, brushing hair, dialing phone, etc.)

courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted 01-22-07 on kidsgrowth.com

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DHHS

 

As a reminder, this information should not be relied on as medical advice and is not intended to replace the advice of your child’s pediatrician. Please read our full disclaimer.

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