SINDA: Standardized Infant NeuroDevelopmental Assessment, Foreword by Florian Heinen

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Is there a way to accurately predict neurodevelopmental disability within the first year of life? Standardized Infant NeuroDevelopmental Assessment (SINDA) has been developed as a screening instrument for infants aged 6 weeks to 12 months corrected age, to assist early detection of infants at high risk of neurodevelopmental disorders. It is the first developmental instrument to allow a comprehensive (360-degree) approach including “all” dimensions of development. With assessment in less than 10 minutes, SINDA can be used quickly in virtually any environment and requires only simple equipment.

  • A truly concise neurodevelopmental assessment tool for infants in the first year.
  • Holistic three scale approach: neurological, developmental, and socio-emotional scales.
  • Assessment in less than 10 minutes for the neurological scale, which is also reliable and predicts neurodisability well.
  • Highly illustrated with figures and over 160 video-clips (available from www.mackeith.co.uk) allowing the application of SINDA without a training course.

Readership 

An essential resource for health professionals working in the field of early detection and early intervention, i.e., paediatricians, developmental paediatricians, neonatologists, child neurologists, paediatric physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech language therapists, psychologists and educationalists.

Author podcast

In this podcast, Mijna Hadders-Algra discusses their upcoming title with us, SINDA: Standardized Infant NeuroDevelopmental Assessment with Karen Horridge.