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Table 2 Protocol for child monitoring assessment

From: Effect of provision of an integrated neonatal survival kit and early cognitive stimulation package by community health workers on developmental outcomes of infants in Kwale County, Kenya: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial

Developmental domain  
Motor • Evaluation of gross and fine motor skills
• Assessed through direct observation and parental report
• Example of items/activities that are directly observed:
 o Head control
 o Lifting upper body
 o Reaches out for moving object
• Example of items/activities that are evaluated through maternal report:
 o Sits with/without support
 o Stands with/without support
 o Crawls/walks
Cognition • Evaluation of cognition and executive function subscale
• Executive function subscale made up of two tasks: self-control and A-not-B tasks
• Assessed through direct and discreet observation
• Example of items/activities:
 o Stacking cubes
 o Removing cubes from a container
 o Matching colours
 o Discretely monitor time until child reaches for desirable object they’ve been asked not to touch
Language • Evaluation of language development through maternal report or if possible, direct observation
• Example of items evaluated:
 o Repeating strings of vowels
 o Understands/uses gestures
 o Understands/uses words
Self help/Adaptive Behaviour • Independence and adaptive behaviour assessed through maternal report
• Example of items evaluated:
 o Dresses self
 o Feeding behaviour
 o Indicates when wet
Social Emotional • Social items and emotional regulation assessed through maternal report
• Example of Social items evaluated:
 o Recognition of people
 o Reaction to own name
• Example of emotional regulation items evaluated:
 o Eating habits
 o Playing behaviour