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

Document Type



Institute for Human Development


Abstract: 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.


This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Learning and Individual Differences