Flashcards in T1-Infant Reflexes Deck (14):

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## What is the expected finding of the sucking and rooting reflex? What is the expected age?

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Done by stroking the infants cheek or edge of infants mouth--the infant turns head toward that side and starts to suck

Birth-4 months

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## What is the expected finding of the palmar grasp? What is the expected age?

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Done by placing an object in an infants hand--the infant grasps the object

Birth-3 months

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## What is the expected finding of the plantar grasp? What is the expected age?

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Done by touching the sole of an infants food--infants toes curl downward

Birth-8 months

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## What is the expected finding of the moro reflex? What is the expected age?

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Done by allowing the head and trunk of an infant in a semi-sitting position to fall back to an angle of at least 30 degrees--infants arms and legs symmetrically extend, then abduct while fingers spread to form C shape

Birth-4 months

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## What is the expected finding of the startle reflex? What age?

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Done by clapping hands or by a loud noise--infant will abduct arms at the elbows, and the hands will remain clinched

Birth-4 months

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## What is the expected finding of the tonic neck reflex (fencer position)? What is the expected age?

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Done by turning an infants head to one side--infant extends arm and leg on that side and flexes arm and leg on opposite side

Birth-3 or 4 months

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## What is the expected finding of the babinski reflex? What is the expected age?

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Done by stroking the outset edge of the sole of an infants foot upward to the toes--infant toes fan upward and out

Birth-1 year

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## What is the expected finding of the stepping reflex? What is the expected age?

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Done by holding an infant upright with his feet touching a flat surface--the infant makes stepping movements

Birth-4 WEEKS

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## What is the labyrinth righting reflex? Appears at what age? strongest at what age?

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Infant in prone or supine positon and is able to raise head

Appears at 2 months

Stronges at 10 months

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## What is the neck righting reflex? What is the age range?

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While infant is supine, head is turned to one side shoulder, trunk, and finally pelvis will turn toward that side

Appears at 3 months until 24 to 36 months

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## What s the body righting reflex? What is the age?

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A modification of the neck-rigting reflex in which turning hips and shoulders to one side causes all other body parts to follow

Appears at 6 months until 24-36 months

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## What is the otolith righting reflex? What age?

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When body of an erect infant is tilted, head is returned to upright, erect position

Appears at 7-12 months

Persists indefinitely!!

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## What is the landau reflex? What age?

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When infant is suspended in a horizontal prone position, the head is raised and legs and spine are extended

Appears at 6-8 months, lasts until 12-24 months

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