Frequently Asked Question:
Does the Bayley-III allow an adjustment for prematurity in calculating the child’s age at the time of testing?
Yes, for the Bayley-III an adjustment to the age at the time of testing is made to determine the appropriate start point up through 24 months.
- First, record the date of testing and the actual date of birth in the appropriate boxes on the record form.
- Second, on another piece of paper, subtract the child's date of birth from the expected date of birth then enter the number of months and days of the prematurity in the boxes labeled "Adjustment for Prematurity."
- Third, subtract to determine the "Adjusted Age" and enter this information in the appropriate boxes.