Reach For The Stars Pediatric Therapy Blog

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Developmental Guidelines : What Most Babies Do at 6 Months

Developmental guidelines for children at six months of age - Achieve Beyond BlogSocial and Emotional

  • Knows Familiar faces and begins to know if someone is a stranger
  • Likes to play with others, especially parents
  • Responds to other people's emotions and often seems happy
  • Likes to look at self in mirror

Language/Communication

  • Responds to sounds by making sounds
  • String vowels together when babbling ("ah", "eh" , "oh") and likes taking turns with parent while making sounds.
  • Responds to own name
  • Makes sounds to show joy and displeasure
  • Begins to say consonant sounds (jabbering with "m", "b")

Cognitive (Learning, Thinking, Problem-Solving)

  • Looks around at things nearby
  • Brings things to mouth
  • Shows curiosity about things and tries to get things that are out of reach
  • Begins to pass things from one hand to the other

Movement/Physical Development

  • Rolls over in both directions (front to back, back to front)
  • Begins to sit without proper support
  • When standing, supports weight on legs and might bounce
  • Rocks back and forth, sometimes crawling backward before moving forward

Red Flags For 6 Month Old Babies

  • Doesn't try to get things that are in reach
  • Shows no affection for caregivers
  • Doesn't respond to sounds around him
  • Has difficulty getting things to mouth
  • Doesn't make vowel sounds ("ah". "eh" "oh")
  • Doesn't roll over in either direction
  • Doesn't laugh or make squealing sounds
  • Seems very stiff, with tight muscles
  • Seems very floppy, like a rag doll

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About Achieve Beyond: Achieve Beyond is an agency founded by Dr. Trudy Font-Padron in 1995 and remains a family run company. Achieve Beyond is a leader in providing pediatric therapy, autism and early intervention services in New York City, Long Island, Hudson Valley, CaliforniaTexasNew JerseyVirginia and Metro DC. They are dedicated to providing quality evaluations and therapeutic/educational services to children ages birth to 21 years of age. 

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