High Risk Pediatrics
Due to their prior engagement in the NICU, the muppets will be followed by the high-risk pediatrics department until age two. They are tested every six months via the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development (third edition). This measures their cognitive, language and motor skills to determine if they are developing on par with their peers or if prematurity has left any lasting scars.
On Tuesday, the muppets were officially 11 months and 6 days old. So the medical establishment wants to ensure that the muppets are hitting the milestones normally experienced by children 8 months and 4 days old. Age adjusted for prematurity. The Bayley III asked the muppets to perform activities, observed by the nurse (dance, muppet, dance!), to see if their thinking, language and movement skills are within “normal” range. (You can imagine my excitement about “normalcy” labels – those have not gone well for me in the past.)
Hear about the entire experience (and what the heck the Bayley III is...) at http://bit.ly/jak0C7
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