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Infant Toddler Development Training
Module 6, Lesson 4



1. Which statement about Lissencephaly is incorrect?
a. The condition is sometimes referred to as 'smooth brain'.
b. If the defect is only in a small portion of the brain there may be no noticeable problems.
c. There may be associated pachygyria or agyria.
d. The condition cannot be detected on imaging studies.

2. An infant with spina bifida has been referred to the team for an assessment. Which of the following questions is not pertinent to ask when preparing for the assessment?
a. Is the child retarded?
b. On what level of the spine did the defect occur?
c. Was an Arnold-Chiari Malformation associated with the defect?
d. Does the child have a shunt?

3. Susie, who is 20 months old, has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. The ITDS was asked to assist the family with activities that support Susie's development. The ITDS was given very little information about Susie's type of cerebral palsy. During the first visit, the ITDS noticed that Susie's movements were writhing and uncontrolled. What is Susie's probable type of cerebral palsy?
a. spastic
b. athetoid
c. mixed
d. ataxic

4. Jerry is a young infant who was referred to the team because he had surgical removal of a brain tumor and regressed in his development. Which statement is not an important piece of information for the team to know about Jerry's condition?
a. Was the tumor a primary tumor or a secondary tumor?
b. Has movement been affected?
c. Will the family continue their plans for a vacation if the child is having nausea?
d. Does the neurologist anticipate short or long-term involvement?

5. Becker's and Duchenne's are both examples of types of muscular dystrophy. What would be one discriminating factor to differentiate the two?
a. age of onset
b. muscle wasting
c. carrier status
d. proximal muscle degeneration


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