Pai-jun M Liao

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The prevalence of prone sleeping has decreased dramatically since the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published sleep position guidelines and launched the Back to Sleep Campaign in 1992. One aspect of the guidelines, which suggests placing infants in the prone position for supervised play time, is often overlooked. This review summarizes published(More)
PURPOSE The goals of this study were establishment of age standards for the Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP) and evaluation of possible group differences based on sex, medical risk for poor developmental outcome, and race/ethnicity. SUBJECTS Subjects were 990 infants with a range of risk for poor outcome from 11 geographic locations across the(More)
PURPOSE The TIMPSI, a short version of the Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP), is used for screening. The project was designed to compare concurrent TIMPSI scores with those on the TIMP and recommend cutscores for clinical decision making. METHODS Infants (n = 990) were recruited reflecting the race/ethnicity of US infants with low birth weight. From(More)
PURPOSE The Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS) is a screening tool for identifying delayed motor development from birth to 18 months of age. The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric structure of the AIMS, including the hierarchical scale of items and the precision for measuring infant ability at different ages. METHODS Ninety-seven infants(More)
PURPOSE This study compared the effectiveness of a CD-ROM self-study program with a workshop and scoring videotapes as methods for learning to score the Test of Infant Motor Performance. METHODS Twenty-three therapists participated. Subjects in the videotape group (N = 11) were trained by attending a four-hour workshop and scoring 14 training videotapes,(More)
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