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Denver II Developmental Milestone Assessment

Recently, I have been receiving some questions from my sister-in-law regarding how my niece is developing. She knew some of the milestones to look out for but was asking me if there were others that she could be aware of. 

In light of this, I sifted through my resources to find this chart for her. The Denver II assessment tool is something that I have regularly used while on paediatrics and maps out developmental milestones in all four spheres of growth. 

For any readers who are expectant, new mothers, and medical students currently going through paediatric rotation, this may also prove useful. 

I remember when we first worked together at the beginning of the year. You were so shy and so nervous. Yet, look at you now: you look and sound confident - and rightly so. Your histories and physicals are impeccable and you are formulating sound management plans on your own. I could not be any happier with your progress this year. Just stellar work today.
One of my internal medicine preceptors and role models comments on my development this year.
Copper Engraving Detailing Human Embryonic Development from Images of Human Embryos by Samuel Thomas Soemmerring (1799).

Copper Engraving Detailing Human Embryonic Development from Images of Human Embryos by Samuel Thomas Soemmerring (1799).

Embryonic Heart Development, as part of a teaching film called “Congenital Malformations of the Heart”. It was made at the University of Washington. The authors were Drs. Robert H Rushmer and Richard H Blandau, released in 1951.

It was the start of the new cardiovascular block and the pleasant Dr. Crawford was going over the embryonic stages of the heart. Only two pages into the diagrams and it was clear that color coding and scribbles of madness just were not going to cut it for what he was describing. Then, as if he knew the information was not setting in our minds, Dr. Crawford asked the IT people to start “the video.” Never shrug off an old video; this animation did a fantastic job of showing what he described. Also, bonus points for being vintage.