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Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (VMI)
The Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (VMI) is a test that can be administered to children ages 3 to 18 years. The VMI evaluates the child's ability to integrate their motor and visual skills. Published by Pearson Assessments.
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Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC)
The Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC) assesses a child's current behavioral repertoire. The BASC can be administered to parents, as well as teachers who are familiar with the child's day to day activities. The BASC system of tests relies upon the observations and perceptions of significant individuals within the child's environment to provide a complete clinical picture of present behavioral patterns. There is also a self report that can be administered to children between the ages of 8 and 18 to get a glance at if there is personal ownership regarding their behaviors. Published by American Guidance Service, Inc. AGS.PEARSONASSESSMENTS.COM

Booklet Category Test (BCT)
The Booklet Category Test (BCT) is a complex test of cortical integrity that measures trial and error learning capacity and cognitive flexibility. It requires that the individual be able to shift learning sets and develop different problem solving strategies. This test also measures the ability to plan, organize information, test hypotheses, and concentrate. Published by Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. WWW.PARINC.COM

Child Sexual Behavior Inventory (CSBI)
The Child Sexual Behavior Inventory (CSBI) is an inventory filled out by parents or caregivers which rates or assesses the sexual behavior present in the child. The CSBI measures male and female children between the ages of 2 and 12 years. There are 38 statements that are answered on the basis of behaviors noticed in the past 6 months. Published by Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. WWW.PARINC.COM

Children's Depression Inventory (CDI)
The Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) is a widely used measurement of a child's depressive tendencies. Scales include negative mood, interpersonal problems, ineffectiveness, anhedonia, and negative self-esteem. An overall scale is provided as a general impression of depressive feelings. Published by Multi-Health Systems Inc. WWW.MHS.COM

Cognistat
The Neurobehavioral Cognitive Status Examination (Cognistat) is a brief screening instrument that is designed to assess cognitive functioning in the areas of level of consciousness, orientation, and attention. It is designed to provide a more discriminating assessment of cognitive functioning than most brief screening instruments. The Cognistat assesses a patient's cognitive skills at a single point in time as well as more enduring traits. It also measures receptive and expressive language abilities, memory, ability to perform mathematical calculations, abstract reasoning ability, and judgment. Published by The Northern California Neurobehavioral Group, Inc.

Competence Assessment for Standing Trial for Defendants with Mental Retardation (CAST*MR)
The Competence Assessment for Standing Trial for Defendants with Mental Retardation (CAST*MR) is a forensic evaluation that assists in determining whether or not an adult defendant with mental retardation is competent to stand trial with regard to a current legal proceeding. The CAST*MR consists primarily of multiple choice questions to be administered to the defendant in an interview situation. It is divided into three sections that address the basic elements of the Dusky criteria. Published by IDS Publishing Corporation.

Connor's Continuous Performance Test -- Second Edition (CPT-II)
The Connor's Continuous Performance Test -- Second Edition (CPT-II) is a screening tool that provides information in clinical and nonclinical contexts. The CPT-II does not have any reading requirements and can be administered to children 6 years and up. The Kiddie Continuous Performance Test (K-CPT) is a shorter version that uses pictures as opposed to letters. The CPT-II is administered on a computer and tests a person’s concentration and attention. Published by Multi-Health Systems Inc. WWW.MHS.COM

Dementia Rating Scale -- Second Edition (DRS-2)
The Dementia Rating Scale, Second Edition (DRS-2) is an instrument used to assess and track individuals with impaired cognitive status, most often due to degenerative cortical impairment. It is an instrument that is designed to provide a brief, standardized, quantitative, and multifaceted assessment of cognitive functioning in neurologically impaired populations. Published by Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. WWW.PARINC.COM

Draw a Person: Screening Procedure for Emotional Disturbance (DAP: SPED)
The Draw a Person: Screening Procedure for Emotional Disturbance (DAP: SPED) is a screening test to identify those individuals for whom additional evaluation is warranted. The DAP: SPED is for children and adolescents who may have emotional problems, sometimes associated with behavioral problems. The test is scorable task in which the child is to draw a man, woman and their self. Published by Pro-Ed.

Evaluation of Competency to Stand Trial -- Revised (ECST-R)
The Evaluation of Competency to Stand Trial -- Revised (ECST-R) is a semi-structured interview designed to assess psycholegal domains relevant to the legal standard for competency to stand trial as propounded in Dusky v. United States (1960) and consistently affirmed in subsequent Supreme Court decisions. In addition the ECST-R provides a systematic screening for feigned incompetency to stand trial with questions probing purported impairment and symptomatology specifically germane to competency issues. Published by Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. WWW.PARINC.COM

Expressive Vocabulary Test (EVT)
The Expressive Vocabulary Test (EVT) is an individually administered, norm-referenced assessment of expressive vocabulary and word retrieval for children and adults aged 2.5 to 90 years. It is co-normed with the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Third Edition (PPVT-3). It has two types of items: labeling and synonym. The EVT can aid in identifying children or adults who may have expressive language problems. Published by American Guidance Service. AGS.PEARSONASSESSMENTS.COM