Cognitive assessment of the handicapped infant: the need for an alternative approach.

@article{Kearsley1981CognitiveAO,
  title={Cognitive assessment of the handicapped infant: the need for an alternative approach.},
  author={Richard B Kearsley},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  year={1981},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={43-54}
}
Traditional developmental protocols based on neurological or sensorimotor models frequently underestimate the cognitive status of physically handicapped infants. A critical review of current clinical practices in the area of infant assessment is followed by a discussion of an alternative approach and the presentation of an illustrative case.