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Infant Toddler Development Training
Module 6, Lesson 2



1. Which statement is correct regarding an infant or toddler with Down syndrome?
a. Young children with Down syndrome have the same risk for developing obesity as typically developing children.
b. The growth of children with Down syndrome should be plotted on regular growth charts, but corrected for gender.
c. The exercise routine for a child with Down syndrome should be free of activities that place exertion on the heart or lungs.
d. The Basal Metabolic Rate of children with Down syndrome is usually lower than for typically developing peers.

2. Strategies to consider for an infant who demonstrates symptoms of Infantile Anorexia are
a. counseling for the parents along with recommendation to attend parenting classes.
b. tube feeding or intravenous fluids to insure hydration and good nutrition.
c. assessing the infant's temperament and the parent/caretaker attachment.
d. hospitalization for the infant and consideration of a medical day care enrollment.

3. The schedule of immunizations for infants and toddlers includes which recommendation? Infants should receive
a. the first dose of the influenza vaccine at age three and annually thereafter.
b. immunizations on the routine schedule regardless of medical or health status.
c. their first set of immunizations at about two months of age regardless of adjusted age.
d. the Hepatitis A vaccine before leaving the hospital in all locations in the US.

4. At 4 months of age, Susie is teething. What advice would not be appropriate to provide to Susie's mother?
a. Tie a teething ring around Susie's neck to relieve her teething discomfort.
b. Place a clean drool pad under Susie's head while sleeping to keep her sheet from becoming soiled.
c. Check with the primary care physician before administering Acetaminophen.
d. Take her temperature and notify the primary physician if Susie has a fever.

5. Thomas has been diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome and is 18 months old. He wants to eat everything he sees. A typical team for Thomas would include
a. a pediatric nutritionist and a behavior specialist.
b. a developmental pediatrician and a gymboree teacher.
c. a neurologist and an exercise specialist.
d. a speech therapist and an ITDS.


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