Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Early Infant Assessment Using a New, Rapid Short Screening Test, the STEP, To Predict Developmental Outcomes at One Year
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Early Infant Assessment Using a New, Rapid Short Screening Test, the STEP, To Predict Developmental Outcomes at One Year
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311500002. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1002
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311500002. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1002
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

This study evaluated the Specific Test of Early Infant Motor Performance (STEP), a rapid screening test of preterm infants at risk for developmental delay. The STEP administered at term and three months showed excellent reliability, required 6 to 10 minutes to administer, and had significant correlations with the Bayley III at 12 months. Although the STEP needs to be validated in a larger cohort, this new rapid assessment may identify infants at risk for delays early in the first three months of life.

Primary Author and Speaker: Patty Coker-Bolt

Additional Authors and Speakers: Dorothea Jenkins