Systematization of evaluation instruments for the two first years of life of typical or risk infants according to the ICF model

ABSTRACT The objective of this study was to identify low-cost instruments of evaluation of neuropsychomotor development (NPMD) of children aged zero to two years, that can be used in the context of daycare and/or clinical environment in early intervention programs, and to systematize these instruments as the biopsychosocial model of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). NPMD evaluation instruments with translation or adaptation for Brazil were selected. For this purpose, the ICF domains were chosen triangulating the ICF-CY’s own checklist, the early stimulation core set, and the latest version of the ICF for searching the evaluation instruments in literature. Two physical therapists and a third for discordant items performed the systematization of the selected categories of ICF. The scales that met the criteria were: Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS), Denver II Screening Test, PedIatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedSQl ™), Affordance in the Home Environment for Motor Development-Infant Scale (AHEMD-IS) and Mother-child bond. Even with these scales, there was a need for a complementary anamnesis questionnaire for the infant’s caregiver, data from the Child Health Handbook and a socioeconomic questionnaire from the Brazilian Association of Research Companies for Brazil (ABEP). This systematization is available in the appendix and seeks to facilitate the broader view of the physical therapist or education professional with a biopsychosocial comprehension of the infants, in addition to allowing the early identification of risks and subsidizing actions of promotion and intervention in different contexts.