The Brazelton Neonatal Behavior Assessment Scale: introduction.

  title={The Brazelton Neonatal Behavior Assessment Scale: introduction.},
  author={Thomas B Brazelton},
  journal={Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development},
  volume={43 5-6},
In summary, the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale attempts to capture the complexity of behavioral responses to social stimuli as the neonate moves from sleep states to crying and to alert states of consciousness. The 20 relfex items tap neurological intergrity. The 27 behavioral items attempt to assess the neonate's capacity to respond to the environment. As such, these item scores become a reflection of the baby's capacity to organize his or her autonomic and central nervous system in… CONTINUE READING

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