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Describing normal development in an African setting: the utility of the Kilifi Developmental Inventory among young children at the Kenyan coast

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  • Patricia Kitsao-Wekulo
  • Penny Holding
  • Amina Abubakar Ali
  • Jane Kvalsvig
  • H. Gerry Taylor
  • Christopher L. King
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>02/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Learning and Individual Differences
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)3-10
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The Kilifi Developmental Inventory (KDI) is a tool developed in Kenya for the assessment of psychomotor development in infants and young children. We developed age-appropriate standards against which the developmental progress of individual children could be tracked. The current report is based on three studies completed among 1428 children aged between 5 and 36 months and living within rural and urban locations at the Coast of Kenya. We identified age-appropriate cut-offs and expected ranges of performance to facilitate the identification and monitoring of children with impaired psychomotor development.