Infant/Toddler Preschool Assessment (0–6)
Psychology has long held that the period shortly before or for up to 6 years after birth is a critical neurodevelopmental time (Karoly et al. 2005). During this period of development, the brain is continuously changing and developing at a rapid pace; consequently, the pre-, peri-, and postnatal periods, and the first 6 years after birth, are a critical time to identify any developmental delay and intervene as soon as possible (Karoly et al. 2005). Therefore, all early childhood assessments involve gathering information about children’s functioning and abilities to better understand and support their learning and development.
There are various assessments used to evaluate children ages 0–6 to assess different aspects of their functioning and development (e.g., gross motor/fine motor skills, social/emotional development, adaptive skills, cognitive functioning, academic skills, language abilities), which are typically conducted by pediatric neuropsychologists or school...
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