Relationship between using MRI, TIMP and GMA to assess neurodevelopment in preterm infants

Posted on: February 24, 2019 | By: estefan | Filed under: Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP)

Peyton C, Yang E, Kocherginsky M, et al. Relationship between white matter pathology and performance on the General Movement Assessment and the Test of Infant Motor Performance in very preterm infants. Elsevier. January 2016:23-27. Introduction: Clinicians sometimes face difficulty in choosing and administering tests on high-risk preterm infants to determine whether or not they may have a neurological impairment because there are so many tests to choose from. MRI, GMA (General Movement Assessment), and the TIMP (Test of Infant Motor Performance) are three different ways to assess neurological development in preterm infants, and they each have perks and drawbacks. In previous studies, MRIs have been found to predict outcomes based on the amount of white matter is seen in the baby’s brain. More white matter may be correlated with cognitive delay, sensory deficits, and cerebral palsy. However, MRIs do not test motor performance in infants, so they cannot be used alone…

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Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP)

Posted on: February 21, 2019 | By: tyada | Filed under: T&M Tools, Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP)

Article Review Peyton C, Schreiber MD, Msall ME. The test of infant motor performance at 3 months predicts language, cognitive, and motor outcomes in infants born preterm at 2 years of age. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. 2018;60:1239-1243. : 10.1111/dmcn.13736 Purpose: To examine if motor performance scores on the TIMP measured at 3 months of age could predict cognitive and language scores on the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development 3rd edition (Bayley-III) at 2 years of age in high-risk pre-term infants. Study Population: Infants born less than 31 weeks gestational age, a birth weight no more than 1500 g, and who required oxygen at birth. Infants were excluded if they had congenital malformations, genetic syndromes, or who had severe respiratory distress. Methods: The TIMP was used to assess posture and motor control of infants at 10-15 weeks after term age. Infants were categorized as low average, below average…

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Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP)

Posted on: February 27, 2017 | By: bpowell4 | Filed under: Discriminatory, Predictive, Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP)

Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP): discriminatory, predictive (according to thetimp.com) Newly launched online learning program for the TIMP 9 learning modules, which includes lectures by the TIMP designers and other workshop instructors, videos of the TIMP in action, and comprehension assessments of the material and score test item video clips $500 for individual course enrollment (discount for 4 or more enrollees) Materials required for testing: Rattle with a soft, not sharp or harsh sound. Maracha toys are suitable as are plastic eggs or boxes filled with popcorn or rice. Squeaky object with a soft, not whispery nor harsh sound; many 4-5” dog toys from pet stores are useful but latex items must be avoided. Shiny red ball approximately 55 mm or 2 inches in diameter. An age calculation wheel that allows automatic calculation of corrected age or chronologic age up to 18 weeks post-term based on expected date of birth…

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Update on Test of Infant Motor Performance

Posted on: March 2, 2016 | By: aosgood | Filed under: Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP)

Cost: A few resources on thetimp.com: Reliability Assessment: $150.00 TIMP forms (available in English, Portuguese, and French): $68.00 Self-Instructional DVD: $85.00 TIMP test manual: $38.00 Time requirements: 25-35 minutes for assessment Summary of Article: Dusing S, Murray T, Stern M. Parent preferences for motor development education in the neonatal intensive care unit. Pediatr Phys Ther;2008 Winter;20(4):363-8. The purpose of this study was to determine the best way for physical therapists to provide education to parents with infants born preterm in order to improve motor development. This qualitative study used two different focus groups. One evaluated three different types of education and development of a parent education intervention. The second assessed how well the parent education intervention worked. The first focus group had 7 parents of infants born preterm and currently hospitalized in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit). The second focus group had 4 parents of infants who were also born…

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Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP)

Posted on: March 12, 2015 | By: npederzolli | Filed under: T&M Tools, Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP)

Descriptive Information: Title: Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP) Author: Gay Girolami , PT, PhD, C/NDT Source: www.thetimp.com Cost: 2 day workshops aerage cost are 350-400$ Purpose:  Identifies infants that are high risk for poor motor performance.  Also is able to show change in motor performance over time. Type of Test: test is an assessment of the posture and movement skills needed by infants for daily life activities. Target Population/Ages: 34 weeks postconceptional age through 4 months post term Time Requirements: Unspecified   Test Administration: Administration: Testing reviews a total of 42 items. 13 items are observed during a period of spontaneous activity. 5 items on the test are all related to head control in supported sitting. The following series of items examine postural control in the supine position. There is also a series of prone items that can be evaluated together. The remaining items to be evaluated focus on righting reactions during tilting and sidelying as well as postural control in standing. Scoring: Correct scoring…

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