The Capute Scales Manual

Authors: Pasquale J. Accardo M.D., The Late Arnold J. Capute; With Authors: Anna Bennett M.P.H., Elena S. Keshishian, Mary O'Connor Leppert, Thomas R. Montgomery, Michael E. Msall, Brian T. Rogers, Paul F. Visintainer Ph.D., Robert G. Voigt

Format: Paperback, 136 pages, 8.5 x 11.0
ISBN: 9781557668134
Price: $55.00

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The Capute Scales at-a-glance


Created for use in clinical settings, The Capute Scales are effective both as a screener for general practitioners and as an assessment tool for specialists such as developmental pediatricians, speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists. With its high correlation with the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, this standardized instrument will assist clinicians in making developmental diagnoses, counseling families, and guiding them to appropriate intervention services.

The Capute Scales Manual includes an explanation of the scales' development, guidelines on administration and scoring, an overview of clinical and research use, and information on standardization of the scales and their use in other languages.

Available in other languages! Spanish and Russian translations of The Capute Scales are included in the manual, and work on other translations is ongoing.

This manual is part of The Capute Scales, a norm-referenced, 100-item screening and assessment tool that helps experienced practitioners identify developmental delays in children from 1–36 months of age. Developed by Arnold J. Capute, the founding father of neurodevelopmental pediatrics, this reliable, easy-to-administer tool was tested and refined at the Kennedy Krieger Institute for more than 30 years.

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Review by: Paul Lipkin, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
"I've been using this unique tool for many years! It offers the clinician a broader view of the neurologic development of children in a quick and easy administration format, making it well suited to the clinical setting."
Review by: Claudine Amiel-Tison, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Paris
"A great assessment tool. . . . Pediatricians will rapidly understand how much they learn about child development."
Review by: Isabelle Rapin, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
"Great advantages of The Capute Scales are that they are quick and cheap because they require limited training and can be given reliably by a variety of clinicians. . . . I foresee their increasing use in infant and toddler research."

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Advisory Board and Contributors

  1. Development of the Capute Scales
    Mary L. O'Connor Leppert

  2. Administration and Scoring of the Capute Scales
    Mary L. O'Connor Leppert

  3. The Clinical Use of the Capute Scales
    Brian T. Rogers and Pasquale J. Accardo

  4. The Capute Scales in Research
    Robert Voigt

  5. Standardization of the Capute Scales
    Paul F. Visintainer and Anna Bennett

Appendix A: The Capute Scales in Spanish: Pilot Study for Use Among Hispanic Children During Well-Child Care
Michael E. Msall

Appendix B: The Capute Scales in Russia
Thomas Montgomery and Elena S. Keshishian

Appendix C: Sample Capute Scales Scoring Sheets
Mary L. O'Connor Leppert


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