Infant and preschool mental and verbal abilities: How are infant scores related to preschool scores?


Journal Article

The present study examined two different systems for creating subscales for the Bayley Mental Development Index. The purpose was to determine how performance on Bayley MDI subscales at 1 and 2 years of age is related to performance on the Standford-Binet IV at 3 through 5 years of age. The purpose was also to determine how the correlations for global and specific skill scores change as time intervals between assessment points increase. The results show that first year MDI and subscale scores were weak correlates of two-year MDI and subscale scores and preschool scores on the Stanford-Binet. Stronger correlations were found between two-year scores and Stanford-Binet IQ and Verbal Reasoning scores. The data show similar stabilities between the measures of global functioning (MDI and IQ), and between early and later measures of verbal abilities beginning after 2 years of age. © 1997 The International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Molfese, VJ; Acheson, S

Published Date

  • January 1, 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 595 - 607

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-0254

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/016502597385072

Citation Source

  • Scopus