Infant neurologic assessment reflects the ongoing maturation of the central nervous system. Traditional approaches to assessment cannot be used. Key factors are accurate observation and flexibility in obtaining the data. A case example using a 4-month-old infant illustrates specific approaches to assessment.
Questions or comments about this article may be directed to: Elizabeth Hobdell, PhD CRNP CNRN, Section of Pediatric Neurology, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Front Avenue at Erie Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134–1095. She is a nurse practitioner in child neurology at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
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