This assessment uses the Bayley Scales of Infant Development (Bayley-III) which is administered by a Senior Educational Psychologist and a Senior Occupational Therapist. It involves an interaction between the child and the examiners and clinical observation of a series of tasks.
The Bayley-III is recognised internationally as one of the most comprehensive tools to assess children from as young as one month old. With the Bayley-III, it is possible to obtain detailed information even from non-verbal children as to their functioning level in comparison to children of their same age. It’s primary purpose is to identify children with developmental delay and to provide information for intervention planning. In addition, the Bayley-III can be used to monitor a child’s progress during therapeutic intervention and helps to develop and understanding of a child’s strengths and needs.
Children are assessed in the five key developmental domains of :
- Receptive and Expressive Language
- Gross and fine motor skills
- Adaptive behaviour
Bayley-III identifies infant and toddler strengths, as well as their needs. It also provides a valid and reliable measure of a child’s abilities, in addition to giving comparison data for children with high-incidence clinical diagnoses. Growth scores can be used to chart intervention progress, and it’s useful in programme evaluation, ongoing monitoring of progress and outcome measurement.
Children that may benefit from this assessment include:
- Children born prematurely
- Failure to thrive
- Regression of skills
- Developmental delay
To book an appointment, please call 021 4321 729 or email email@example.com
Please note that this service is currently only available in our Cork clinic.