The Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (HINE) is a baby (neonatal) examination that assesses your child’s overall neurological function. From this test, we get information about their muscle activity, movements, protective reactions and their behavior that help us understand their motor (movement) development. The assessment is a combination of observation and hands-on assessment.
A comprehensive physical examination will be completed looking at all aspects of your child’s development. We will specifically look at their muscles, joints and reflexes.
The DAYC-2 assesses your child’s development across many areas such as how they are communicating, relating to others, how they manage their feelings. We will assess the different areas through observation them in our clinic, asking you questions and completing special tasks (how they complete a set activity). This test is recommended to be used on children older than 5 months of age for diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy.
Prechtl’s Quality Assessment of General Movements (GMA) is a video observational assessment from birth to 20 weeks of age. The best time to use this video assessment is between 12 to 15 weeks of age.
For more information, please see Starship guidelines. https://starship.org.nz/guidelines/early-diagnosis-of-cerebral-palsy-cp-intervention-and-surveillance/