Following a careful study of the recent research literature on
individual differences in the preverbal infant, this book
the historical and procedural contexts of four measures of
attention and learning that have proved the most promising in
predicting later childhood intellectual performance. The author
examines the psychometric properties for each measure
cross-age test-retest coefficients), the concurrent relations of
measures with other measures of early cognition and development,
the available evidence on how well the measures predict
intellectual development in later childhood.
". . . this is an excellent introduction to an important and
obviously thriving field."
"This book and the research it presents provide a powerful
to current theories of intelligence and to current philosophies
practices in gifted education....important to the study of
intelligence and vital to understanding and serving the needs of
children at both ends of the intellectual spectrum."
"I found the book thought provoking and extraordinarily thorough
its coverage. As someone who works in the area, I am delighted
finally a text will be available describing the state-of-the-art
infant information processing research. Dr. Colombo did an
job pulling together what can sometimes appear to be a 'messy'
--Lee Anne Thompson, Case Western Reserve University
Infant Intelligence Tests
Past and Prologue
Individual Differences in Infant Visual Attention
Selective Looking in Infants
Individual Differences in Infant Learning and Memory