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Child development quiz
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What is the definition of 'delayed puberty'?
Lack of onset of development of secondary sexual characteristics by age 13 in girls and 14 in boys.
Lack of onset of development of secondary sexual characteristics by age 14 in girls and 13 in boys.
Lack of onset of development of secondary sexual characteristics by age 14 in either sex.
Lack of onset of development of secondary sexual characteristics by age 12 in girls and 13 in boys.
Lack of onset of development of secondary sexual characteristics by age 14 in girls and 15 in boys.
At what age should a child be referred to a paediatrician if they have not begun to walk?
Question 2 Explanation:
An infant usually begins to cruise furniture around 10-12 months and can walk alone by 15 months. If walking has not occurred by 18 months the toddler should see a paediatrician.
At what age should a child learn to hop on one leg?
Which vaccinations are routinely given to infants at 3 months of age?
DTaP/IPV/HiB, PCV, Rotarix
DTaP/IPV/HiB, MenC, PCV
DTaP/IPV/HiB, MenC, Rotarix
Question 4 Explanation:
It's worth learning the vaccination schedule, it makes for easy-to-write MCQ/EMQs! DTaP/IPV/HiB - a combination IM injection protecting against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio; given at 2, 3 and 4 months of age. MenC - an IM injection protecting against Meningococcus Type C; given at 3 months and around 13 years of age. Rotarix: an oral vaccination given at 2, 3 and 4 months of age, providing protection against some common strains of rotavirus. For up-to-date vaccination information, visit: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/childhood-vaccination-schedule.aspx
Which of the following is usually the first sign of puberty in girls?
Growth of some pubic hair
Growth of axillary hair
Question 5 Explanation:
Breast budding is the first pubertal sign in females, testicular enlargement is the parallel sign in males.
In normal fine motor development, which of the following should occur first?
Tripod pencil grip
Drawing a square
Copying a cross
Copying a circle
Copying a triangle
Question 6 Explanation:
Children tend to be able to copy a shape 6 months before they can draw it. The usual developmental order of drawing shapes is: line, circle, cross, square, triangle. Tripod pencil grip is a more mature grip, occurring between 4 and 6 years of age.
What is the cut-off for an acceptable weight loss in the first 7 days of life?
Question 7 Explanation:
>10% loss requires further follow-up/referral.
Around what weight is considered normal for a 1-year old?
Double their birthweight
Treble their birthweight
Question 8 Explanation:
Average infant doubles weight by 5 months old, should be ~10kg by 1 year old.
Which of the following is an example of "Double-syllable babble" displayed by an infant around 9-12 months?
Question 9 Explanation:
Double syllable babble usually involves repetition of the same syllable.
Which vaccinations are given as "Pre-school boosters" at around 3 years?
DTaP/IPV, MMR, MenC
DTaP/IPV/HiB, MMR, MenC
Question 10 Explanation:
At around 3 years 4 months the 4-in-1 DTaP/IPV is given, along with the second dose of MMR. For more information about the current vaccination schedule, please see: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/vaccination-schedule-age-checklist.aspx
How is the seasonal flu vaccination usually administered in children aged 2 and 3?
Around what age should a child be able to build a tower of three building blocks?
Question 12 Explanation:
The average age for building a 3 block tower is 18 months. This increases to around 6 cubes by 2 years, and 9 cubes by 3 years.
Which of the following should be avoided when weaning a child of 7 months?
Question 13 Explanation:
Honey should be avoided before 12 months due to risk of infant botulism. Wheat is considered safe to try in weaning after 6 months.
At what age should a child develop a mature pincer grip?
Question 14 Explanation:
Practically every textbook has a slightly different table of these things, but it is important to have an idea of the basics!
How many hours per day does the average newborn sleep?
A resurgence in which hormone precipitates puberty?
What is the reference range for respiratory rate in a child aged 2-5?
30 - 40/min
20 - 30/min
15 - 20/min
Question 17 Explanation:
Reference ranges for each baseline observation changes as the child grows. Age (years) Respiratory Rate <1 30-40 2-5 20-30 5-12 15-20 >12 12-16
Which of the following sentences best describes 'meconium'?
The first stool passed by a child.
The first stool when a child has been fully weaned.
The first stool after introduction of feeds.
A green stool.
The first stool after introduction of wheat.
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