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Recognition memory as a method of assessing intelligence of an infant with quadriplegia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2753244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors demonstrate a test of visual cognitive abilities (Fagan Test of Infant Intelligence) in the assessment and management of a ventilator-dependent infant with quadriplegia. Assessment of visual recognition memory indicated that the infant's cognitive development progressed normally, despite severe physical limitations and a prolonged stay in hospital. The results suggested that the infant would benefit from age-appropriate auditory, visual and social stimulation and a specialized program of rehabilitation. The test may be particularly useful in assessing the intellectual abilities of infants whose motor dysfunction precludes effective response to traditional tests of sensorimotor intelligence.
D Drotar; J Mortimer; P A Shepherd; J F Fagan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0012-1622     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-28     Completed Date:  1989-08-28     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006761     Medline TA:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44109.
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MeSH Terms
Aging / psychology
Cognition / physiology*
Intelligence Tests*
Quadriplegia / psychology*,  therapy

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