Development test for babies who are blind?

My daughter was given the Bayley scale test and her vision impairment was not taken into account. Is there a test for visually impaired children that tests fine, gross, and cognitive abilities much like the Bayley scale for normal sighted children?

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Posted by Amber Bobnar on Aug 21, 2015 - 3:46pm

I definitely think it's important to take your daughters visual impairment into account when doing testing. I put together my own development charts based on a number of books and charts I found that focus specifically on kids with visual impairments: http://www.wonderbaby.org/articles/development-charts

You can also see in that article the books and charts I used to put that together.

But I think the standard and most well-known development test is the Oregon Project: http://www.wonderbaby.org/resources/oregon-project

If you're in an Early Intervention program or are having the test done by medical professionals, you should request that they use the Oregon Project.