Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale

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Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS)

a scale developed by T. Berry Brazelton for evaluating the neurological condition and behavior of a newborn by assessing his or her alertness, motor maturity, irritability, consolability, and interaction with people. It consists of a series of 27 reaction tests, including response to inanimate objects, pinprick, light, and the sound of a rattle or bell. The individuality of an infant may be demonstrated for parents by the scale, and some researchers theorize that the quality of the parent-child relationship may be predicted.

Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale

Brazelton An instrument that measures various infant characteristics–eg,  temperament, social behavior, orienting responses to stimuli, responses to disturbing stimuli, state of arousal, and motor skills; unlike earlier neonatal testing devices, the 'Brazelton' recognizes the uniqueness of each child
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The Center offers clinical training programs and NBAS workshops, and conducts research on existing Scale data.