ERIC Number: ED233785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Infants at Risk: Assessment and Intervention. An Update for Health-Care Professionals and Parents. Pediatric Round Table: 5.
Brown, Catherine Caldwell, Ed.
Summarized in this book are conference presentations focusing on new approaches to developmental screening of infants and strategies for early intervention with children at-risk. Summaries concerning assessment describe characteristics of an "optimality scale" for neurological assessment; a five-step neurological assessment for evaluating gestational age; use of gestational age, birth weight, and head circumference in assessing newborns; use of the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) in studying neonatal change; and use of the NBAS and the Assessment of Preterm Infants' Behavior to study infants' individuality. Also discussed are a model of early infant development, Brain Electrical Activity Mapping (a new technique for neurophysiological assessment), a prescreening device for populations of low socioeconomic status and a home environment questionnaire, and problems in and prospects for predicting developmental outcomes. Summaries concerning intervention strategies discuss programs for infants with cerebral palsy; early intervention for preterm infants; an ecological approach to parent/child relationships; intervention strategies using temperament data; relationships among health, development, and behavior in the young child; and a sensorimotor enrichment program. Selected responses of some participants to each presentation are included at the end of each summary. (RH)
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, Child Development, Disadvantaged, Evaluation Methods, High Risk Persons, Individual Characteristics, Infants, Intervention, Neonates, Neurological Impairments, Personality, Physical Characteristics, Prediction, Premature Infants, Screening Tests
Johnson & Johnson Baby Products Company, Professional Relations Department, Grandview Road, Skillman, NJ 08558 (Paper, $6.00, plus $1.00 shipping. Entire set of 9 booklets, $45.00, plus $3.00 shipping).
Publication Type: Books; ERIC Publications; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Johnson & Johnson Baby Products Co., Skillman, NJ.