Neural Exam - 12 month reflexes - deep tendon reflexes

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This infant is 12 months old.
  • A reflex hammer can be a threatening object to the infant.
  • By turning the reflex hammer into an imaginary horse and adding sound effects, the infant is not threatened and cooperates for the exam.
  • Because using a reflex hammer can be a threat to the child, deep tendon reflexes are usually done late in the exam and when the child is on the parent’s lap.


Links: MP4 version

12 Months Neural Exam Movies: Shy | Social and Language | Cranial Nerves | Tone - Tone | Reflexes - deep tendon reflexes | plantar reflex‎ | Parachute | Pincer Grasp | Beads in the Cup | Play Ball | Transition in and out of Sitting | Creeping | Stoop and Recover | Motor/Gait - Stand, Walks with Support | Toddler’s Gait | Head Circumference | Neural Exam Movies
Movie Source - Paul D. Larsen  
Movies from the PediNeuroLogic Exam website are used by permission of Paul D. Larsen, M.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center and Suzanne S. Stensaas, Ph.D., University of Utah School of Medicine. Additional materials were drawn from resources provided by Alejandro Stern, Stern Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Kathleen Digre, M.D., University of Utah; and Daniel Jacobson, M.D., Marshfield Clinic, Wisconsin. The movies are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 2.5 License.
Links: Neural Exam Movies | Movies



Cite this page: Hill, M.A. 2017 Embryology Neural Exam - 12 month reflexes - deep tendon reflexes. Retrieved November 23, 2017, from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Neural_Exam_-_12_month_reflexes_-_deep_tendon_reflexes

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