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Acta pediátrica de México

versión On-line ISSN 2395-8235versión impresa ISSN 0186-2391


SANCHEZ-PEREZ, Carmen et al. The development of the child up to 12 months. Orientations to the pediatrician for its surveillance with the family. Acta pediatr. Méx [online]. 2015, vol.36, n.6, pp.480-496. ISSN 2395-8235.

The pediatrician has a major role in surveillance and promotion of child development. Parents consider him the professional who may provide guidance about normal development and of how to provide care to foster it. To meet these demands, the pediatrician should resort to the use of different tools that allow him to understand how child development organizes and how breeding care, environment organization and risk and alarming situation may impact on its evolution. Applying screening tests is not enough; evaluation of breeding practices and of how environmental features may favor or limit development should be implemented and complemented with clear recommendations aimed to promote it. The primary aim of this article is to call the pediatrician's attention on the need to counsel parents about their ability to survey and promote normal development through the care of their children in everyday life. We point out developmental aspects that can be regularly observed on which they may impact through recommendations that modulate the relation with the child. We expose a clinical vision of infant development that allows him to easily meet parents' needs concerning their children's development. We propose to supplement their assessment with directions and suggestions that may be given them so they can learn to observe their children following certain sequences that, when not accomplished, should alert the pediatrician about of a risk condition and the need of applying a complete screening or a more specialized test in which he is experienced.

Palabras llave : Development; surveillance; first year; early childhood.

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