Identifying the Reflexes of Newborns


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The reflex that causes a baby's toes to spread when the sole of the foot is stroked is called the:

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1. Why is it important that doctors examine babies for certain reflexes?

2. The reflex for one arm to stretch out while the other curls up when the baby's head is turned to the side is called the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Normally a baby is born with several reflexes that will be subsequently lost during normal development, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of these unique reflexes. Some things you'll be assessed on include the Moro and Babinski reflexes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following newborn reflexes:

  • Moro
  • Babinski
  • Root
  • Suck
  • Tonic neck

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about newborn reflexes
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the 5 main newborn reflexes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about reflexes evident in newborns

Additional Learning

To learn more about newborn development, review the accompanying lesson called Identifying the Reflexes of Newborns. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define reflex
  • Name the 5 newborn reflexes (ones present at or near birth which disappear during normal development)
  • Differentiate between the Moro, Babinski, suck, root and tonic neck reflexes