Tests and Instruments
for a Full Psychological Assessment
Please note: this catalog of tests and clinical
procedures is designed for children ages 6 to 18. The selection
of instruments from the list below will depend on your child's age
and referral issues.
1. Review of the adoption-related
legal, medical and educational documentation.
2. Review of the results of all previous evaluations.
3. Review of the history of remediation and the current
Individual Educational Program.
4. Initial interview with the parents, using NEPSY-ll
Developmental Child History.
5. Developmental Trauma Disorder scale
Adaptive behavior skills and social/emotional functioning
6. Clinical observations
of current behavior, neurological status, and social interaction
during testing, using:
- Quick Neurological
Screening Test, 3rd Edition. (Screening tool for "soft"
neurological signs in observable behavior).
- 4-Digit Diagnostic
Guide for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.(Standardized
methodology for identification of FASD conditions with
the computerized program of facial FASD features).
- Checklist for Central
Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD).
- NEPSY-ll Guidelines
and Behavior Observations Tables.
- DSM-5 based ADHD Symptoms Checklist (Parent and Teacher
- DSM-5 based Childhood Depression Symptoms Checklist (Parent
and Teacher Form).
7. Interview with
the parents and school personnel using:
- The Devereux Behavior
Rating Scale. (Psychopathology of behavior).
- The Achenbach Child
Behavior Checklist, Parent/Teacher Forms (ASEBA). (Inventory
of behavior patterns associated with different behavior/emotional
- The Behavior Rating
Inventory for Executive Function - Parent/Teacher Forms.
(Measure of self-regulation and goal-directed behavior).
- Adaptive Behavior
Assessment System - 3, Parent/Teacher Forms. (General
- Developmental Assessment
of Young Children (DAYC). (General adaptive behavior scale
for pre-school children).
- DSM-5 Generic Checklist
of Child Depression Disorder Symptoms.
- The Childhood Autism
- The Temperament and
Atypical Behavior Scale. (Inventory of early childhood
- The Gillam Autism
Rating Scale. (Symptoms of ASD).
- The Gilliam Asperger's
Disorder Scale. (Symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome).
- Pervasive Developmental
Disorder - Behavior Inventory, Parent/Teacher Rating Form.
(Comprehensive qualitative/quantitative rated catalog
of PDD symptoms).
8. Clinical interview
with a child using:
- Projective Questionnaire.
- Human Figure Drawing
Test and Draw-A-Person Questionnaire.
- Thematic Apperception
Test (selected cards).
- Incomplete Sentences
- Revised Children's
Manifest Anxiety Scale, 2nd Edition (a self-report measure
- Children Depression
Inventories (a self-reported measure of depression in
- The Beck Youth Inventories
(a self-reporting scale of emotional and behavioral difficulties).
General intellectual functioning and specific cognitive processes
Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test (UNIT).
(Standardized test to determine intellectual potential without
10. Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery lV, Tests
of Cognitive Abilities (WJ-lV).
11. A developmental neuropsychological assessment (NEPSY-ll).
12. The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth
13. The Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test, Second Edition.
(Standardized measure of visual/motor integration
and grapho-motor skills).
14. The Application of Cognitive Functions Scale (ASFC,
Lidz/Jepsen, 2001) in a dynamic assessment format.
15. Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - ADOS -II (semi-structured
observation and testing procedure for autistic behavior).
16. The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale: Fifth Edition.
17. Neurocognitive Assessment Battery - CNS vital signs.
(A computerized measure of sustained attention, complex
attention, visual memory, verbal memory,
fine motor speed, processing speed, and response inhibition.)
18. Social Language Development Test (Elementary and Adolescent)
- a standardized measure of language pragmatics).
19. Woodcock-Johnson IV, Tests of Oral Language a measure of cognitive/academic language.
20. Bilingual Verbal Ability Tests (standardized tests of
cognitive/academic language in native language).
21. Pragmatics Profile Questionnaire.
Academic knowledge and skills
IV, Tests of Achievement. (Subtests relevant to instructional
curriculum for the appropriate age
23. Brigance Diagnostic Inventory of Early Development,
2011 Revision. (Criterion-referenced inventory of
pre-academic skills and knowledge,
used as a non-standardized test).
24. Bracken School Readiness Assessment. (Basic Concepts).
25. An estimation of academic skills according to the current
country of origin curriculum for the 1st through 8th