How to Use this Site  

For the best experience with the Pediatric NeuroLogic Exam website, we recommend the following:

  1. As of August 2016, any web browser on Macintosh or Windows-based computers will display and play all of our videos online, directly from within a web page. Files are streamed to your computer based on the speed of the Internet connection you have at that moment.

  2. Most mobile devices, smartphones and tablets will also display and play the content from the website.

  3. When you Download one of our movies, you get a .zip file.
    To unzip a downloaded movie, we recommend installing and using StuffIt Expander from SmithMicro (available free for both Macintosh and Windows-based computers). In most situations, StuffIt Expander works very reliably.

    Get StuffIt Expander for Windows
    Get StuffIt Expander for Mac

  4. A password is required to unzip a movie you download. Go to this page for more information: Password Needed.

1. Website Flow
2. Viewing Movies Online
3. How to Show Closed Captions Closed Captions icon
4. How to Download Movies
5. How to Fix Messy Fonts
6. Internet Connection Speed
7. Health Content Disclaimer

Note: The following instructions are solely for English language software. However, these technical concepts generalize to other languages.


  1. WEBSITE FLOW:This website was primarily designed to be used in a step-by-step, sequential fashion. It is important to start with the module called INTRODUCTION to understand the flow and the structure of the subsequent tutorials. On the other hand, the structure of the website and its content do allow you to randomly access any portion of the site at any time. Be sure to use our "Site Index" feature (see the menu options in the left-hand navigation and table of contents).

    Along with text descriptions, each of the movies in the Neurologic Exam can be viewed online...
    • 640x480 in size (some will be widescreen)
    • Videos will play on most computer platforms, operating systems, and many mobile devices.
    • A poster frame/thumbnail displays for each video. Click the triangular PLAY button located in the center of a poster frame to start the video.

      Sample video poster frame with play button

    For a video, you have the following viewing options...

    • Pause | Play
    • Skip to different times in the video
    • Adjust volume
    • Turn closed captions ON or OFF
    • Adjust the speed of playback
    • Expand the video to full screen (however, very large full screen resolutions appear somewhat fuzzy)

    Click a blue button labeled "VIEW VIDEO IN SEPARATE PAGE" to open a separate, floating window that displays the video, its title, and text description.
    Each movie is Closed Caption in English.


    Logo for Closed Captioning

    As of November 2012 (and updated in 2016), the videos that you view online, as will as the downloaded QuickTime 640x480 versions of our movies, include closed captions in English. Complete instructions for turning captions ON or OFF are available from the page "HOW TO DISPLAY CLOSED CAPTIONS ." There is also a link in the left-hand side Table of Contents.

    Summarized below is the quick version of the instructions for turning captions ON or OFF:

    • VIEWING ONLINE IN THE WEBSITE: Any movie you play directly online from the website has closed captions that can be turned ON or OFF from its playback control bar. This is true even if you decide to view a video in a separate web page by clicking the blue button labeled VIEW VIDEO IN SEPARATE PAGE.
      • Some movies indicate they are "without sound." In such cases, there are no captions.
      • The default display has the closed captions turned "ON".
      • Turn the closed captions "OFF" by using the button "CC" located in the control bar for a video.

    • VIEWING AFTER DOWNLOADING A MOVIE: If you download the QuickTime version of our movies, the downloaded movie can be viewed directly in Apple's QuickTime Player, Apple iTunes, or a variety of other QuickTime compatible players. To reveal the closed captions:
      • Select the player's menu item named either "VIEW" or sometimes "CONTROLS."
      • Then select "SHOW CLOSED CAPTIONING" or "SUBTITLES>ENGLISH CC," depending on the player you are using.
      • Please be sure you are not using Windows Media Player to display our captioned QuickTime movies. Our captions cannot be revealed when watching the movies with Windows Media Player, even though by automatic default, Windows Media Player may try to open and play the captioned QuickTime video.

    • MOBILE DEVICES: Additional instructions for revealing closed captions in mobile devices, such as iPhones and iPads, are found on the page "HOW TO DISPLAY CLOSED CAPTIONS." Some mobile devices may not display the captions.

  4. HOW TO DOWNLOAD MOVIES: Do you need to save copies of the movies for classroom lecture, presentations, or other instructional applications?


    • We have created a stand-alone web page showing the steps to download movies from our website.
    • Included in the instructions are an explanation about the zip file format for movies that are downloaded, as well as how to obtain the password needed to unzip those files.
    • Go to this page:

      Movie Download Instructions

  5. HOW TO FIX MESSY FONTS: Does your web page look like this?

    If so, you need to adjust the "Text Zoom" or "Font Display Size" for your web browser software.

    • For Internet Explorer (or new equivalents) on Windows Computers:
      • Use the menu VIEW > TEXT SIZE. Select a different size, usually smaller.
    • For Safari on Macintosh Computers:
      • Use the menu VIEW > MAKE TEXT SMALLER
    • For Firefox:
      • Use the HELP menu or conduct a web search
    • For Google Chrome:
      • Use the HELP menu or conduct a web search

  6. INTERNET CONNECTION SPEED: As of 2016, the videos that play online from within a web page are streamed to your computer or mobile device from a video distribution platform that intelligently adjusts the quality of the video to match your Internet connection speed or cellular service. If you have a slow connection speed, it may take a moment for all of the video "poster frames" to load up for an individual page.

  7. Health Content Disclaimer: This tutorial site is intended for use by health care professionals and is not intended for general public education or patient education. If you are a patient with neurological concerns, contact your personal physician.
    University of Utah Health Content Disclaimer


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