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Bayley Scales of Infant Development: Third Edition

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The Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, Third Edition (Bayley-III) is an individually administered instrument to assess the developmental functioning of infants and young children. It is normed for children 1 month to 42 months of age and was recently updated in 2006. Like its predecessor the Bayley-II, the Bayley-III is intended to identify children with developmental delay. The measure is also designed to present information that will be used in treatment planning.

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Information is gathered from both the child and caregiver. The child is administered three separate scales: cognitive, language, and motor. The cognitive scale assesses play skills, information processing, memory and habituation skills, and reasoning abilities. The language scale is divided into two separate abilities: receptive and expressive. Receptive skills assessed by the Bayley-III include comprehending and responding to requests and discriminating between sounds in the...

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Michalec, D. (2011). Bayley Scales of Infant Development: Third Edition. In: Goldstein, S., Naglieri, J.A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79061-9_295

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