Project #162496 - Cognitive Testing instruments - Psychology

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Subject Medicine
Due By (Pacific Time) 01/14/2017 07:00 am

How might a clinician determine a client’s cognitive abilities or how might a clinician integrate testing data reflecting a client’s cognitive abilities into a therapeutic intervention? Evaluating a test used to measure cognitive ability takes skill to recognize what type of cognitive assessment is most appropriate based upon the client’s presenting issues.

For this Assignment, review the interactive media, Virtual Client. Revisit the virtual client that you have selected and review the presenting issues. Consider what types of cognitive tests are appropriate to use to evaluate his or her cognitive abilities based on the client information. In addition, review the hypothetical cognitive tests results and analyze these results in light of your client’s presenting problems. Consider how these results might be used in the client’s treatment plan. In this assignment you are not being asked to establish the presence or absence of an intellectual disability. Instead, you are being asked to consider the results from a test of intelligence to assist you in understanding the causes of the client's presenting problem and in formulating a plan of treatment.  

The Assignment (5–7 pages) (APA format):

Part A:

  • Summarize the presenting problem of the virtual client and create a hypothesis.
  • Select a cognitive test from the Mental Measurements Yearbook. (Note: You are to select a test that is not listed in this week’s Learning Resources; thus, do not use the following: Peabody picture vocabulary test, Otis-Lennon school ability test(r), Wechsler abbreviated scale of intelligence, Wechsler nonverbal scale of ability, Woodcock-Johnson III diagnostic supplement to the tests of cognitive abilities.)
  • Evaluate and explain why this test is most appropriate to assess the client’s cognitive skills and justify your selection.

Part B:

  • Evaluate the Mock Assessment Results provided below.
  • Explain whether the evaluation results support or invalidate your hypothesis of the presenting problem.
  • Justify your response.
  • Briefly describe which additional tests or assessment methods that you might consider for your client.
  • Explain two ways that you might integrate the evaluation results into client treatment planning and why.

Mock Assessment Results

Locate your virtual client in the following list: Virtual Client 1.

Results of Assessment for CHC Factors:

  • Virtual Client 1: Weakness in Gs and Gr; Strength in Gf
    • 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.

      Results Intelligence Testing – Weakness in Gs and Gr,  Strength in Gf.

      Results of NEO PI-R –High, open to experience; Low, conscientiousness. 


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