Intelligence Tests

Intelligence testing is still a hotly debated issue, particularly for infants and young children.  Although there are scales that are now considered infant IQ tests, such as the Brazelton Neonatal Scale and Bayley Scales for infant development, these have very little stability over time.  Thus, a high score on one of these tests in infancy does not necessarily mean that the same child will achieve a high score on intelligence tests in later childhood years. The reason for this is mainly that intelligence tests in the infancy and toddler stages focus mainly on motor development, whereas tests of intelligence in childhood focus mainly on language skills.