Dear All

Thank you for participating in the session today.

In RRR we discussed:

  • Cerebral palsy: What is and classification
  • GMFCS – levels
  • Burns in 1 year old – Accidental or non-accidental – history & exam

The clinical station was on Development. 4 year old presents with parental concerns of non being able to manage & do as they expect. Dr I was a very able role player, Dr A took the hot seat for history and Dr K took the hotseat for Developmental assessment. Dr A took a very comprehensive history covering all aspects important and presented it very succulently. Perhaps a little less time on gross motor and more on speech and vision may have earned some brownie points. Dr K attempted the assessment and made a good effort. There were a number of things we could improve and hence will discuss and demonstrate on Thursday.

Learning points:

  • our grey cells have some unexpected functions on the hotseat
  • practice does improve our control over our grey cells
  • Focused history is asked for hence you will NOT be able to cover EVERYTHING
  • Aetiology, social functioning & social support are important facets
  • 10 minutes is a short time but adequate to get relevant details
  • Have 2-3 screening questions for each domain
  • Check for HEARING & VISION
  • Else if child does not respond to your question – you will not know why?
  • Listen to the question Examiner asks – respond to the query
  • Questions asked for in history – Do Not start talking about examination

Please visit to add your comments or points I may have missed.

Anil Garg