BRAZELTON NEONATAL BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT SCALE

n. a scale used to assess the behavioral and neurological abilities of a newborn infants at 2-4 months old. On a 4-point scale, it measures their responsiveness to stimuli in terms of reflexes, startle reactions, eye movements, hand-mouth coordination, and cuddliness.

BRAZELTON NEONATAL BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT SCALE: "The Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale makes use of simple sensory and motor tests such as responding to light and holding a rattle."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BRAZELTON NEONATAL BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT SCALE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/brazelton-neonatal-behavioral-assessment-scale/ (accessed November 16, 2019).
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