Tuesday, January 24, 2006

AAP 12 Month Developmental Milestones

From the AAP

Developmental Milestones by the End of 12 Months


Social and Emotional

* Shy or anxious with strangers - YES
* Cries when mother or father leaves - YES
* Enjoys imitating people in his play - YES
* Shows specific preferences for certain people and toys - YES
* Tests parental responses to his actions during feedings. (What do you do when he refuses a food?) - YES
* Tests parental responses to his behavior. (What do you do if he cries after you leave the room?) - YES
* May be fearful in some situations - YES
* Prefers mother and/or regular caregiver over all others - YES
* Repeats sounds or gestures for attention - YES
* Finger-feeds himself - YES
* Extends arm or leg to help when being dressed - LEFT SIDE ONLY


* Reaches sitting position without assistance - NO
* Crawls forward on belly - NO, scootches some, but no crawling
* Assumes hands-and-knees position - NO, she tries to get up on her knees
* Creeps on hands and knees - NO
* Gets from sitting to crawling or prone (lying on stomach) position - NO
* Pulls self up to stand - YES, if holding onto my fingers
* Walks holding on to furniture - NO
* Stands momentarily without support - NO
* May walk two or three steps without support - NO


* Pays increasing attention to speech - YES
* Responds to simple verbal requests - ??? I know she understands some of what we say
* Responds to "no" - YES, she cries
* Uses simple gestures, such as shaking head for "no" - She has nodded no once
* Babbles with inflection - YES
* Says "dada" and "mama"- YES, she has said lots, but she only says things once or twice
* Uses exclamations, such as "Oh-oh!" - Yes, she squeals
* Tries to imitate words - YES


* Explores objects in many different ways (shaking, banging, throwing, dropping) - YES
* Finds hidden objects easily - YES
* Looks at correct picture when the image is named - I don't know....
* Imitates gestures - Not really, she waves though!
* Begins to use objects correctly (drinking from cup, brushing hair, dialing phone, listening to receiver) - YES

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