Maternal and Child Health Bureau Training Module: Head Circumference



When children's heads grow too rapidly or too slowly, the children are more likely to have neurologic disorders and mental retardation, especially if their head size is far from the mean. That is because growth of the head reflects growth of the brain. In well-child care, head circumference should be measured and plotted regularly. This module will help you to identify children needing evaluation of head growth.


Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

identify children needing evaluation because of deviations in the growth of their heads


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Estimated Time Needed to Complete the Module

To read through text: 15 minutes

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