Neurobehavioral Assessment of the Preterm Infant (NAPI)

Testing the Developmental Maturity of Preterm Infants

The Neurobehavioral Assessment of the Preterm Infant (the NAPI) measures the differential maturity of preterm infants ranging between 32 weeks post-conceptional age and term. This test is used to monitor the developmental progress of preterms to identify persistent lags in development, as a research tool to assess the effects of interventions and to study individual differences and basic developmental questions. The reliability and the developmental and clinical validity of this test have been thoroughly investigated and normative data have been established.



* We are very sad to report that NAPI developer, Dr. Anneliese Korner, passed away on March 4, 2010. Her obituary can be found at

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