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Author: Piper, M.C., Darrah, J.
Summary: The AIMS assesses through observation infants who are delayed or atypical in their motor performance and evaluates motor development over time (Piper & Darrah, 1994).
Format: 58 item, performance-based, norm-referenced, observational tool.
Library Record: Call # WE 103 P665m 1993 ATOOLS (Reserve Desk)
Identification of Motor Delays:
Evaluation of Motor Development Over Time:
AIMS should not be used to evaluate older children whose motor abilities are still at the infant level (Piper & Darrah, 1994).
Completion time 20 to 30 minutes
Setting: in the clinic or home; warm quiet room is desirable.
Infant state: whenever possible, the infant should be naked for the assessment; infant should be awake, active and content during assessment.
Parental involvement: Parent or caregiver should be present during assessment and should undress the infant; parent should comfort the infant if anxious.
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