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Child Development Athens AL

Local resource for child development in Athens. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to advice on early childhood education, prenatal development, developmental psychology, early child intervention, developmental delays and more, as well as advice and content on child cognitive development.

Albert Lester Sprinkle, MD
(423) 392-6296
Harvest, AL
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1986

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Deanna Louise Armstrong, MD
(256) 355-4461
801 Church St NE
Decatur, AL
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1984

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Denise Perone Carabella, MD
(513) 231-3228
4218 US Highway 31 S
Decatur, AL
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1978

Data Provided By:
Jonathan Mark Westfall, MD
(205) 912-2000
Psychotherapy and Wellness Center 631 Beacon Pkwy
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1990

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Deanna Louise Armstrong, MD
(256) 355-4461
801 Church St NE
Decatur, AL
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided By:
Karis Dampier Merrill, MD
(256) 306-4257
PO Box 2240magnolia Family Psychiatry
Decatur, AL
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1991

Data Provided By:
M Meriwether Brown, MD
(256) 350-1935
1315 13th Ave SE
Decatur, AL
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1999

Data Provided By:
Manjula S Swamy, MD
(256) 351-7507
1615 Kathy Ln SW
Decatur, AL
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mysore Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1972

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John M Kirk, DO
(251) 802-5594
1103 Wesley Ave
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1979

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Kyle Young Echols, MD
(229) 436-2947
1903 Oxmoor Rd Ste A
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1987

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Child Development Stages

Child Development Stages

 As newborn babies grow and develop, these are the various child development stages that they go through:
  1-4 Months   

  • Babies in this child development stage have an average length of 50.8 - 68.6 cm, with a growth rate of about 2.54 cm per month.
  • The average weight is .7.9 - 16 lb and the growth rate is about 0.24 - 0.48 lb per week.
  • The baby breathes using the abdominal muscles.
  • The legs may be slightly bowed.
  • The baby's eyes begin to move in unison with each other.
  • While sucking reflexes are developed, swallowing is not perfect, which is why babies drool.
  • The baby can grasp things with the entire hand.
  • This stage in child development is marked by jerky, random, and uncoordinated movements.
4-8 Months
  • In this stage of child development, the baby's average length is 69.8 - 73.7 cm, with a growth rate of 1.3 cm per month.
  • The weight gain rate is about one lb per month.
  • The breathing continues to be abdominal.
  • Teeth begin to appear, with the lower and upper incisors sprouting first.
  • The bowing of the legs gradually disappears during this stage of child development.
  • Baby fat becomes visible on the thighs, arms, and neck.
  • The true color of the eyes becomes established.
  • The blinking reflex develops.
  • The swallowing reflex becomes increasingly voluntary.
  • The baby can use the finger and thumb grip to pick up objects.
  • At this age, the baby develops the ability to transfer things from one hand to the other.
  • The baby develops the tendency to put things in the mouth.
  • At this age, the baby can sit without help using the arms for support.

8-12 Months
  • Babies in this stage of child development usually achieve almost one and half times the length at birth.
  • The average weight is 21.12 lb, which increases by about one lb per month.
  • The baby continues to use abdominal muscles for breathing.
  • The baby shows cephalocau...

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