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    Can someone please explain to me how percentiles work? I was told DS is in the 90th percentile of his motor development and I have no idea what that means

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    It means that only 10% of kids his age are taller or heavier than him. He is 90th percentile. He is taller or heavier than 89% of other kids his age

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    Woops - motor development!!

    So it means he is at the earlier age range for motor skill development

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    Thanks so much for that moongazer now I know that they are talking about

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    Yeah, there are charts for what things children 'do' at different ages and it means that at his age only 10% of kids can do what he is doing in terms of motor development - things like running, jumping, skipping, etc. Sounds like you probably have an active little boy on your hands!

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    Oh mim1 I sure do, he doesn't stay still for a second, he even moves around in his sleep Hahahaha.


 

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