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13 Cards in this Set

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Purpose cognitive assessment
diagnose learning disabilities,MR
Identify stregnths/weaknesses
Develop educational strategy and treatment plan
Types of cognitive assessment
Socioemotional (interview and rating scales of parent, teacher, child)
Psychoeducational (intellgience and academic achievement)
Neuropsychological (evaluate intelligence, academic achievment, memory/learning, visospatial, skills, ef)

Not to identify brain damage
Why important
Compare performance against same age/grade peers
Process of derived answer as (or more) important than if answer is correct or not
What does intelligence test measure
NOT innate ability (prior knowledge, problem solving)
Includes subtests to predict school achievement
Infant and preschool:
-Bayley Scales of Infant Dev't (not predicitve of later IQ)
-Wechsler Preschool & Primary Scale of Intelligence-III

School Age:
-Wechsler Intelligence Scale for children
-Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale; ave=100, SD=15
Full Scale IQ
Verbal comprehension (vocab, simliarities, comprehension)
Non-Verbal reasoning (block design, matrix reasoning, picture concepts)
Working Memory (hold pieces of info in mind and manipulate)
Processing Speed
Achievement tests
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-II), co w/ WISC
Woodcock-Johnson Test of Ach., co w/ SB-5
Used to diagnose LD, level of academic achievement
Ex. of achievement subtests
Written Language
Miscellaneous (humanities, science)
Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning (WRAML-2)
visual memory
auditory/verbal memory
learning over repeated trials
how someone learns (sequential-list w/out organizing; content-organize)
long term memory
Visual-Spatial Abilities
Mental rotation
Common tests:
-Wide Range Assessment of Visual Spatial Abilities (WRAVMA)
-Beery Visual Motor Integration
Fine/Gross Motor Skills
Grip Stregnth
Hand/Foot tapping (coordination)
Executive Functions/ attention
EF=higher order of thinking; planning, flexibility of thought, cognitive inhibition(block out pieces of info that are irrelevent)
Stroop test
block out word, just look at color
Cognitive inhibition