Age adjustment (especially below two years of age) can be helpful
to reduce undue anxiety and to reduce over-referral for at least some pretem infants.
However, it must be remembered that continued age adjustment may mask persistent developmental concerns, delay access to necessary early Intervention, and falsely inform or reassure caregivers and professionals working with the child
Taking into account the most up-to-date research, for calculations of the child’s age for Griffiths III
• Adjust for all preterm infants and infants born before Expected Date of Delivery (EDD) by subtracting the EDD from the date of assessment
• Adjust for all preterm born children assessed, their assessment age notwithstanding
• Show adjusted and non-adjusted scores for children assessed, and parents should be made aware of the limitations of both measures