When a child begins solving simple puzzles such as placing different-shaped blocks in the proper holes, we see proof of his intelligence. By 18 months, there is already a way to measure it. The Bailey Scales of Infant Development II tests a child’s memory, problem solving, language skills, and more-basically, measuring his developmental quotient, which is closely correlated with IQ.
A study published in 2000 proved that infants given the expert-recommended levels of Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Arachidonic acid (ARA) showed positive cognitive effects at 18 months, registering +7 MDI points in their Bayley Scales scores compared to those who received none.
New findings have shown that this same group went on to show positive effects at 4 years. They scored +7 IQ points higher, this time, using the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – Revised. Better still, performing well on this test has been linked to later academic success!
*Source: Ask Your Doctor