The NEPTuNE programme is delighted to hear that NEPTuNE scholar, Chelo del Rosario, has had the following article published in the Archive of Disease in Childhood:
The Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development is a gold standard series of behavioural assessments used by clinicians and researchers to assess the developmental functioning of young children. The psychometric properties of the tool are attributed to the carefully standardised normative sample and quantitative scoring system. Early identification of delay is critical as early intervention is most effective in minimising impairment; therefore, routine assessment of developmental outcomes is recommended, particularly among high-risk populations. The paper aims to discuss how to pick an appropriate developmental assessment and outlines indications for the use of the Bayley-III in comparison with other commonly used tools for the assessment of development in children. It discusses the value of the Bayley-III and some of its limitations.