Project #161708 - Assessment Questions

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Subject Science
Due By (Pacific Time) 12/30/2016 10:00 pm

Application: Assessment Questions

As consumers of psychological reports, it is important that clinicians be able to evaluate the validity of the information provided. In order to do so, they should be familiar with the characteristics (psychometric properties) of an assessment method that represent the reliability and validity of the method. In the last few weeks you explored the concepts of reliability, validity, standardization, and special populations related to psychological tests. Now you apply this knowledge and skills in evaluating psychological tests that might be used in an overall psychological assessment of your virtual client.

For this Assignment, review the interactive media, Virtual Client. Review the presenting problem and the assessment question that you developed in your Week 1 Assignment and consider any additional questions that you might formulate. Return to the Mental Measurements Yearbook and select two psychological tests that you might recommend for this client to assess the client’s needs. 

The Assignment (3–5 pages):

  • Review the assessment question for your virtual client that you developed in Week 1. Consider any additional questions you might ask based upon the presenting problem.
  • Select and critically analyze two tests from the Mental Measurements Yearbook database in the Walden Library, which may provide you information to answer the question.
  • Compare the strengths and limitations of each test.
  • Select the test which is most effective in answering the assessment question and justify your selection.
  • Explain any insights you had or conclusions you drew based upon the comparison.

Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.

Virtual Client - Sean Brody

Sean Brody


Age – 8

Race – White

Gender – Male

Ethnicity – Jewish

Veteran Status -  None

Immigrant Status – American citizen

Language – English, American Sign Language

Sensory Impairment – Hearing Impaired

Motor Impairment – None

Medical Conditions – High lead levels

Presenting Problem – Behavioral and academic problems in                                      school, Poor peer relationships,                                                Aggression

Affective Symptoms – Irritability

Behavioral Symptoms – School failure                                                                           Suspensions and expulsions due to                                           aggression

                                        Isolation from peers

Cognitive Symptoms – Poor concentration and attention in                                           school

Family and Support Systems – Only child, Split custody


Assignment Prompt

Determine one assessment question. Select and critique two instruments that would provide information to answer the assessment question.




Course Text: Psychological Testing: History, Principles, and Applications.



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