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39 Measuring Infant Development
Martha Lally and Suzanne Valentine-French
The Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, 3rd Edition, comprehensively assess children within the age range of one to forty-two months (Pearson Education, 2016). Children are evaluated in five key developmental domains, including cognition, language, social-emotional, motor, and adaptive behaviours. By identifying developmental delays in the very young, the Bayley Scales can highlight which early intervention techniques might be most beneficial. Detailed information is even able to be obtained from non-verbal children.