Infant Developmental Tests

Tests such as the Bayley Scales or the Mullens Scales assess the development of infants and toddlers. These assessments can determine whether developmental milestones are being attained on time, and whether a baby needs remedial interventions. Although these tests are similar to intelligence tests, and may predict mental retardation, there is generally very little relationship between a score on such a test and later IQ scores. The tests only give a picture of an infant’s current mental and motor development.