Pediatrics Question #47


Which fine motor skill(s) will a nurse assess as being age appropriate for a 9-month-old? (Select
all that apply.)


  1. Uses pincer grasp appropriately.
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  2. Moves a block between hands.
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  3. Picks up a stuffed animal.
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  4. Picks up large finger foods.
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  5. Turns one page at a time in a book.
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The correct answers are A, B, C, and D. Using the pincer grasp, moving a block between hands, picking up a stuffed animal, and picking up larger finger foods are age appropriate fine motor skills for a 9 month old. A 9 month old can not yet turn a book one page at a time. That motor skill is obtained between 12-18 months.

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