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What are the 5 stages of testing for Children?

1. Clear Referral Question
2. Hypothesis Developed Following Information Gathering
3. Assessments to examine and contrast hypothesis
4. Conclusions drawn from all collected information
5. Report to summarise conclusions and provide direction

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The Three Main Stages of Assessing Children; EXAM QUESTION!!

1. Gathering Information
2. Formalised Assessments
3. Feedback to the Family

3

What is the purpose of the referral?

1. Provide a Guide as to what assessment(s) are needed.
2. What does the GP see as the problem?
3. What information does the referrer want you to provide?
4. Provide relevant background information

4

What information should you gather about the presenting issue when you're completing an assessment for a child?

1. What is their appreciation of the Issue
2. When did they first become concerned?
3. What behaviours are of concern?
4. What thoughts/ Cognitions are of concern?
5. If the parents concerns are different from the GP's concerns, how so?

5

What information about the precipitating issue should you gather when collecting information for a child assessment?

1. What made them seek help now? (If lifelong)
2. What happened in the lead up? (If discrete).
*Lifestyle changes?
*Changes in Family Organisation?

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What information should you gather about the Predisposing factors for the child's assessment?

1. Family history of any physical/cognitive/psychological illness
2. Child's birth
3. Milestones
* Control of the neck
* Sitting Up
* Walking
* First Words
* Social abilities of the child

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What background information do you need to collect about a child?

1. Psychosocial/ Family History
2. Developmental History
3. Medical History
4. Academic/School History
5. Previous Assessments

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There are 6 Scales of the MASC-2-SR or MASC-2P. What are they?

1. Seperation Anxiety/ Phobias
2. Social Anxiety
3. GAD
4. Obsessions-Compulsions
5. Physical Symptoms
6. Harm Avoidance

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There are 4 Sub-Scales of the MASC-2 or MASC-2P. What are they?

1. Humilitation/ Rejection
2. Panic
3. Performance Fears
4. Tense/ Restless

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What is the lower threshold age limit for the MASC?

8 years old

11

What is the lower threshold age limit for the RCMAS-2?

6 years old

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What does the RCMAS-2 Stand for?

Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale

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What does the MASC 2 stand for?

Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children

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What is the lower threshold age limit for the Beck Depression Inventory for children (BDI)?

7 years old

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What is the lower threshold age limit for the Childhood Depression Inventory (CDI)?

7 years old

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There is a Preschool version of which test?

Spence Children's Anxiety Scale

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From what age can you use the Preschool version of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale?

3 years old+

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There is an audio-taped version of which test for younger children?

Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale (RCMAS and RCMAS-2)

19

What are the 2 tests that can be used for behavioural problems with children?

1. Achenbach Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL): Parent and Teacher
2. Adaptive Behavioural Assessment System (ABAS-II): Parent and Teacher

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What does the CBCL Test for?

ADHD

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What are the two age groups that can utilise the CBCL?

younger children 2-5years
older children 6+ years

22

From what age can children use the ABAS?

From Birth

23

What can the ABAS be used to detect?

Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Name 9 Cognitive Tests can that be Used with Children

1. Trail Making Test (TMT)
2. Rey Complex Figure Test (RCFT)
3. Tests of Everyday Attention for Children (TEA-Ch)
4. Connor's Continuous Performance Test - II
5. WISC-V
6. WPPSI-IV
7. WIAT
8. WRAT
9. WAIS-IV

25

What are 2 tests of Executive Function for Children?

1. Trail Making Test (TMT)
2. Rey Complex Figure Test (RCFT)

26

What are 2 tests of Attention for Children?

1. Connor's Continuous Performance Test
2. Tests of Everyday Attention for Children (TEA-Ch)

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Name 5 Tests for Intelligence/ Ability/ Aptitude for children

1. WISC
2. WAIS
3. WPPSI
4. WIAT
5. WRAT

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What is the age range for the WPPSI-IV?

2.6-7.7 years old

29

What age range is the WIAT suitable for?

4-50:11 years old

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What age range is the WRAT suitable for?

5->94 years old

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What are the 7 areas covered by the WIAT-II?

1. Oral Expression
2. Listening Comprehension
3. Written Expression
4. Basic Reading Skill
5. Reading Comprehension
6. Mathematics Calculation
7. Mathematics Reasoning

32

What are the 4 areas covered in the WRAT-IV?

1. Reading
2. Reading Comprehension
3. Spelling
4. Arithmetic

33

If a discrepancy is found between between the level of achievement one would expect/ predict from general intelligence and a particular area (e.g. reading) and other known causes are excluded, what can be diagnosed? N.B. EXAM QUESTION!!

A Learning Disorder

34

What are the 6 areas to include in a Report for Child Assessment?

1. Referral Reason
2. Background Information
3. Presentation of Information
4. Results of Testing
5. Conclusions
6. Recommendations

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What are 7 other issues for consideration with assessment of children?

1. Validity Concerns in Evaluating Young Children
2. Stress on your child
3. Developmental Norms and Milestones have ranges
4. Some milestones reached while others haven't
5. Some learning requires exposure - perhaps exposure hasn't happened
6. Specialised skills for assessment
7. Sometimes no clear `treatment'

36

What are the advantages for testing children?

1. Neural plasticity is most plastic in childhood
2. Early Intervention can protect child from other issues later in life
3. Developmental Pathways

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What are the disadvantages of testing children?

Risk of labelling

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If something goes pear-shaped during your assessment of a child, how long do you have to wait before you can test them again?

2 years