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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.

Domain: Developmental history

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

Domain: 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 Form).
  • 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 disorders).
  • 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 adaptive behavior).
  • 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 Rating Scale.
  • The Temperament and Atypical Behavior Scale. (Inventory of early childhood pathological behavior).
  • 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 Blank.
  • Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale, 2nd Edition (a self-report measure of anxiety).
  • Children Depression Inventories (a self-reported measure of depression in children)
  • The Beck Youth Inventories (a self-reporting scale of emotional and behavioral difficulties).
Domain: General intellectual functioning and specific cognitive processes and skills

    9.   Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test (UNIT). (Standardized test to determine intellectual potential without direct
          language involvement).
    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 Edition (WISC-V).
    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.

Domain: Academic knowledge and skills

22. Woodcock-Johnson IV, Tests of Achievement. (Subtests relevant to instructional curriculum for the appropriate age       and grade).
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
      grades.
 
 

 

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