Seguin Form Board as an intelligence tool for young children in an Indian urban slum 

Seguin Form Board as an intelligence tool for young children in an Indian urban slum 
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Authors: Koshy, Beena; Thomas T, Hannah Mary; Samuel, Prasanna; Sarkar, Rajiv; Kendall, Scott; Kang, Gagandeep

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2017.0118

Objective: The present study evaluates the concurrent and predictive validity of the Seguin Form Board Test (SFBT) as an intelligence tool for children in low- and middle-income countries.

Methods: In a cohort of normal children, followed up in South India, two cross-sectional analyses were done at 3 and 7 years of age on 95 children. The SFBT and Vineland Social Maturity Scale (VSMS) were done at 3 years of age and Malin’s Intelligence Scale for Indian Children (MISIC) and the VSMS were done at 7 years of age, and the results were compared for concurrent and predictive validity for the SFBT.

Results: Intelligence quotient and social quotient had positive correlations at 3 years of age, indicating fair concurrent validity. The SFBT done at around 3 years of age had good positive correlation with MISIC at 7 years of age, indicating good predictive validity.

Conclusion: This study shows the utility of the SFBT as a community-based intelligence tool with acceptable concurrent and predictive validity.