An Experimental Selective Screening Device for the Early Detection of Intellectual Deficit in At-Risk Infants

  • Joseph F. FaganIII
  • Lynn T. Singer
  • Jeanne E. Montie
Part of the Topics in Developmental Psychobiology book series (TDP)


Attempts have been made to predict intellectual functioning during childhood from various indices of infant sensorimotor development, such as the Gesell Developmental Schedules (Gesell & Amatruda, 1954), the Cattell Infant Intelligence Scale (Cattell, 1960), the Griffiths Scale of Mental Development (Griffiths, 1954), and the Bayley Scales of Mental Development (Bayley, 1969). The basic result has been that infant mental tests based on sensorimotor functioning have been found ineffective in predicting later intelligence (e. g., McCall, Hogarty, & Hurlburt, 1972). For example, correlations obtained between tests of infant sensorimotor development given during the 3- to 7-month period and standard intelligence tests at 3 years or beyond average about.18 for high-risk and clinical samples (Fagan & Singer, 1983).


Visual Preference Peabody Picture Vocabulary Novelty Preference Intellectual Deficit Visual Recognition Memory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph F. FaganIII
    • 1
  • Lynn T. Singer
    • 1
  • Jeanne E. Montie
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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