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Developmental Stages Six Months

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Social and Emotional
            Initiates smile when someone comes near
            Responds to image in mirror
            Smiles at self

Language

            Crows
            Squeals
            Uses high-pitch tone of voice
            Possible ma-ma, da-da
            Grunts
            Growls
            Makes deep sounds with throat
            Vocalizes attitudes – eagerness, pleasure

Fine Motor

            Places both hands on bottle when feeding
            Grasps with both hands
            Begins chewing
            Palmar grasp voluntary
            Reaches out with one hand
            Transfers toy easily hand to hand

Sensory

  Visual
            Recognizes voice tonality
  Tactile
            Puts feel to mouth when on back
  Gross Motor
            Can bear weight when put to standing positon
            Lifts head from bed on back
            Grasps foot when lying on back
            Sits well when propped, uses hand for balance
            Protective extension of arms
            In sitting position, puts toy in mouth
            Crawling
            Symmetrical posture predominates
            Bounces when held standing
            Pulls self to sitting from supine

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