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  1. Developmental dysplasia of the hip Developmental dysplasia of the hip
    Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a dislocation of the hip joint that is present at birth. The condition is found in babies or young children. Causes The hip is a ball and socket joint. The ball, called the femoral head, forms the top part of the thigh bone (femur) and the socket (acetabu...
  2. Developmental milestones Developmental milestones
    Developmental milestones are physical or behavioral signs of development or maturation of infants and children. Rolling over, crawling, walking, and talking are considered developmental milestones and provide important information regarding the child's development. The milestones are different for e...
  3. Developmental milestones record Developmental milestones record
    Child development is complex. Any "checklist" or calendar of developmental milestones will blur or miss important aspects, and may trouble parents whose child is developing normally or falsely reassure parents whose child should be evaluated for potential problems. For every developmental milestone,...
  4. Developmental milestones record - 12 months Developmental milestones record - 12 months
    The typical 12-month-old child will demonstrate certain physical and mental skills. These skills are called developmental milestones. Information All children develop a little differently. If you are concerned about your child's development, talk to your child's health care provider. PHYSICAL AND M...
  5. Developmental milestones record - 18 months Developmental milestones record - 18 months
    Skills and growth milestones of 18-month-old children describes the physical and mental development that is expected for this age. Information All children develop a little differently. If you are concerned about your child's development, talk to your child's health care provider. PHYSICAL AND MOTO...
  6. Developmental milestones record - 2 months Developmental milestones record - 2 months
    This article describes the skills and growth targets of 2-month-old infants. Information Physical and motor-skill markers: Closure of posterior fontanelle (soft spot at the back of the head) Several newborn reflexes, such as the stepping reflex (baby appears to dance or step when placed upright on...
  7. Developmental milestones record - 2 years Developmental milestones record - 2 years
    Physical and motor skill markers: Able to turn a door knob Can browse through a book one page at a time Can build a tower of 6 to 7 cubes Can kick a ball without losing balance Can pick up objects while standing, without losing balance (often occurs by 15 months, and would be cause for concern if y...
  8. Developmental milestones record - 3 years Developmental milestones record - 3 years
    This article describes the skills and growth markers relevant to 3-year-olds. Information These milestones are typical of children in the third year of life. Always keep in mind that some variation is normal. If you have questions about your child's development, contact your health care provider. P...
  9. Developmental milestones record - 4 months Developmental milestones record - 4 months
    Typical 4-month-old infants are expected to develop certain physical and mental skills. These skills are called milestones. Information All children develop a little differently. If you are concerned about your child's development, talk to your child's health care provider. PHYSICAL AND MOTOR SKILL...
  10. Developmental milestones record - 4 years Developmental milestones record - 4 years
    There are skills and growth markers expected in a typical 4-year-old child. These milestones are physical and mental developments considered normal for this age group. Information All children develop a little differently. If you are concerned about your child's development, talk to your child's he...
  11. Developmental milestones record - 5 years Developmental milestones record - 5 years
    This article describes the skills and growth markers relevant to 5-year-old children. Information Physical and motor skill milestones for a 5-year-old child may include: Gains about 4 - 5 pounds per year Grows about 2 - 3 inches per year Vision has reached 20/20 Erupting the first permanent teeth ...
  12. Developmental milestones record - 6 months Developmental milestones record - 6 months
    This article describes the skills and growth targets for 6-month-old infants. Information Physical and motor skill markers: Able to hold almost all weight when supported in a standing position Able to transfer objects from one hand to the other Able to lift chest and head while on stomach, holding...
  13. Developmental milestones record - 9 months Developmental milestones record - 9 months
    At 9 months, a typical infant will demonstrate certain skills and growth markers known as milestones. Information All children develop a little differently. If you are concerned about your child's development, talk to your child's health care provider. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND MOTOR SKILLS A 9 ...
  14. Developmental reading disorder Developmental reading disorder
    Developmental reading disorder, also called dyslexia, is a reading disability resulting from the inability to process graphic symbols. Causes Developmental reading disorder (DRD) is not caused by vision problems, but rather by problems with the brain's ability to recognize and process symbols. Chil...
  15. Dexamethasone suppression test Dexamethasone suppression test
    Dexamethasone suppression test measures the response of the adrenal glands to ACTH. How the Test is Performed During this test, you will receive dexamethasone, and the health care provider will measure your cortisol levels. There are two different types of dexamethasone suppression tests: the low-d...