Article Summary “Assessment of motor development using the Alberta Infant Motor Scale in full-term infants” Kepenek-Varol et al

Posted on: March 1, 2021 | By: balford2 | Filed under: Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS), T&M Tools

The purpose of this study was to determine if the norms of Canadian infants could be representative of Turkish infant development up to 18 mo. The study consisted of 411 full term, Turkish infants (195 female, 216 male) weighing at least 2500 g. The study excluded infants problems during or around birth that may cause developmental delays. The AIMS was used to evaluate each infant once by a PT with at least 8 years of experience. The evaluation took place in a quiet room with parent(s) present while the infant wore light clothing. Toys were used to prompt infants to assume different positions/movements. The mean AIMS scores, standard deviations, and percentiles were determined for each category. These results were then compared to the Canadian infant normative values using a one-sample t-test. Overall, the Canadian norms were higher in several groups but were only found to be statistically significant in 2…

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AIMS Article Summary

Posted on: February 27, 2021 | By: natwood | Filed under: Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS)

Title: Reliability, Consistency and Temporal Stability of Alberta Infant Motor Scale in Serbian Infants (Lackovic et al., 2020) Summary Part 1 Purpose: The primary goal was to translate and assess the effectiveness of the AIMS outcome measure for Serbian infants. Population: This study included 60 infants with inclusion criteria of between age 0-14 months and being at risk for motor delay. The participants were grouped into 0-3 months, 4-7 months, and 8-14 months for the statistical analysis. Methods: First it was necessary to translate the AIMS from English to Serbian. This process followed a forward-backward method for translation with a final version created based on agreement from all qualified parties. The final Serbian version was then trialed on infants to ensure completeness of the form. The competency of raters was achieved via training and qualifications to administer the AIMS. Once both of the above were completed, then the participants were…

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Article Review for AIMS (2017-Concurrent Validity Between Live and Home Video Observations Using the Alberta Infant Motor Scale.)

Posted on: April 26, 2020 | By: sbenson | Filed under: Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS)

Title: Concurrent Validity Between Live and Home Video Observations Using the Alberta Infant Motor Scale.   Purpose:  The purpose of this study was to compare the validity of an Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS) assessment via video recorded observation versus live, in-person observation.   Study Population: 48 infants and parents were included in this study (ages 1.5 – 19 months). They were recruited to volunteer via a convenience sample at local clinics birth centers. Infants with known or observed abnormal movement patterns were excluded from the study. Parents that were physical therapists were also excluded due to their background and understanding of motor development.   Methods: Prior to Testing: An instructional video and checklist developed by pediatric physical therapists and researches, was provided to parents to inform the parents on how to record a video in which their infant’s motor performance can more easily be assessed by the testers. A…

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Article Summary: Children Born With Congenital Zika Syndrome Display Atypical Gross Motor Development and a Higher Risk for Cerebral Palsy

Posted on: February 24, 2019 | By: rbeck6 | Filed under: Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS)

Citation: Marques FJP, Teixeira MCS, Barra RR, Lima FM, Dias BLS, Pupe C, Nascimento OJM, Leyser M. Children Born With Congenital Zika Syndrome Display Atypical Gross Motor Development and a Higher Risk for Cerebral Palsy. Journal of Child Neurology. 2019; 34(2): 81-85. Doi: 10.1177/0883073818811234   Purpose: The purpose of this study was to look into the potential effects of congenital Zika syndrome on overall motor development and risk of cerebral palsy using the AIMS and the Bayley III Scales alongside neuroimaging and lab testing.   Study Population: This study looked at 39 infants (23 male and 16 female) who had been diagnosed with congenital Zika syndrome. The study began at 6 months old and ended at 18 months. 30 of the initial 69 infants that were recruited were excluded due to various reasons such as irregular follow-up appointments and other conditions that would affect outcomes.   Methods: The authors initially…

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Alberta Infant Motor Scale Article Summary

Posted on: February 24, 2019 | By: hbecker2 | Filed under: Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS)

Descriptive Information: Purpose: The Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS) was developed by Martha Piper and Johanna Darrah in order to assess the development of motor milestones and what steps are necessary to attain them. The AIMS is also important in helping to identify “at risk” populations based on a variety of diagnoses. Cost: 50 copies at Amazon for $46.06, 50 copies at Elsevier for $48.95 Training: The Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS) does not have required training before administration. However, online training courses are available in order to help physical and occupational therapists in the birth to three system determine what individuals the AIMS is best intended for as well as most accurate interpretation of results. Test Type: discriminative, evaluative, observational Population: pre-term and full-term infants aged 0-18 months Revisions: A 2014 re-evaluation study of the AIMS found that the normative values established by Piper and Darrah remain appropriate when…

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AIMS Update and Article Review 2017

Posted on: March 6, 2017 | By: lbissing | Filed under: Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS), Discriminatory

Updated Information: Time Requirements: A trained evaluator should be able to complete the AIMS assessment within 20-25 minutes. Strengths: The AIMS takes into account 4 different functional positions to assess infant motor skills. AIMS includes percentiles for raw scores so that infants can be assessed comparatively and atypical development can be identified. Weaknesses: The data for the AIMS was collected almost 30 years ago and are reflective of Canadian infants. It has been shown that when determining if infants are at risk or developing atypically, these norms may not be reflective for all geographical, socioeconomic or cultural groups. Clinical Applications: AIMS is a tool used to identify motor development delays in infants. Article Summary: New Brazilian developmental curves and reference values for the Alberta infant motor scale The Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS) was originally validated in Canada and thus the established norms are reflective of Canadian infants. This study…

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Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS)

Posted on: March 13, 2015 | By: cbaliker | Filed under: Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS), T&M Tools

1. Descriptive Information. Title, Edition, Dates of Publication and Revision: Piper MC, Darrah J. Motor Assessment of the Developing Infant. Philadelphia , PA: Saunders; 1994. Authors: Martha C Piper and Johanna Darrah Costs: Pack for 50 score sheets is $48.95. Elsevier; http://store.elsevier.com/ Purpose: To measure the motor development for infants at risk for motor delay, focusing on attaining motor milestones and components necessary to attain the milestones. The AIMS takes into consideration three criteria related to quality of movement: weight distribution, posture and movement against the force of gravity. Type of Test: performance based, norm-referenced observational measure Target Population and Ages: Infants 0-18 months or until child is able to independently walk 2. Test Administration. Administration: observation of spontaneous activity Scoring: The AIMS consists of 58 items, including 4 positions: prone (21 items), supine (9 items), sitting (12 items) & standing(16 standing). Each item is scored as ‘observed’ or ‘not observed’….

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