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Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale


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A simple and straightforward system for assessing newborn infants by examining their reactions to 27 types of stimuli, including a pinprick, a rattle, a light, a moving ball, the sound of a bell, and so on. It was introduced in 1969 by the US paediatrician T(homas) Berry Brazelton (born 1918) in his book Infants and Mothers: Differences in Development, and it is capable of detecting a wide range of abnormalities. Also called the Brazelton assessment.

Subjects: Psychology.


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