Maternal and Child Health Bureau Training Module: Poor Growth



Monitoring children's growth is a universally valued part of their health care. Every parent wants to know whether his or her child is growing well; every clinician wants to be able to reassure parents if growth is appropriate or to seek help if it is not. Measuring children and plotting their measurements on growth charts are the first steps in growth assessment; the next step is interpreting the plotted charts.

The aim of this module is to help the clinician detect poor growth in young children and describe the growth in exact terms.


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

identify infants and toddlers who are growing poorly by looking at plotted growth measurements on growth charts

describe children's growth in quantitative terms

Table of Contents for this Module and Printable Version of this Module

Estimated Time Needed to Complete the Module

To read through text: 25 minutes
To read through text and complete exercises: 30 minutes

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