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Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center - Human Clinical Phenotyping (HCP) Core

Clinical Assessments and Psychometric Testing

Assessments and testing

  • Our long standing clinical experience in evaluation, treatment, and training in developmental disabilities positions us to provide the highest standard of Phenotyping.
  • Phenotyping provided by the HCP includes intelligence testing adapted to age and cognitive ability (using the Leiter, Bayley, or Wechsler Intelligence Scales); adaptive behavior scales (i.e. Vineland); measures of language, attention and motor skills; psychopathology scales (e.g., CBLC, MASC, SRS, RBS); and diagnostic instruments as indicated.
  • In our newly renovated, child-friendly enviornment, our team of experienced clinicans will work closely with you to address your specific research questions in order to provide the most appropriate phenotyping protocol for each study. 

The table below lists some of the instruments available through HCP:   

 

  

TESTING INSTRUMENT 

  

AGE RANGE 

  

PURPOSE 

  

  GENERAL ABILITY & INTELLIGENCE 

  BAYLEY-III 

1-42 mos. 

 Early cognitive & motor development 

  WPPSI-III 

2;6-7;3 yrs. 

VIQ, PIQ, FSIQ 

  WISC-IV 

6-17 years 

VIQ, PIQ, FSIQ 

  WAIS-IV 

16-89 years 

VIQ, PIQ, FSIQ 

  WASI-II 

6-89 years 

VIQ, PIQ, FSIQ 

  LEITER-R 

2-21 years 

Cognitive assessment for non-verbal children  

  

  NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT 

  MOTOR 

  Movements ABC-2 

 

 3-17 years  

 

Motor planning 

  Harris Test for Lateral Dominance 

All ages 

Handedness 

  EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS 

  Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) 

 

6-17 years 

 

 Set shifting, cognitive flexibility 

  Verbal fluency (word, letter) 

6-17 years 

Word association, rapid lexical access 

  Mazes (from WISC-IV) 

6-12 years 

Executive planning 

  ATTENTION 

  Auditory Continuous Performance Test (ACPT) 

 

5-12 years 

 

Auditory attention 

  MEMORY 

  Continuous Performance Test (CPT-5) 

 

5-18 years 

 

 Visual attention 

  California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT-C) 

 >2.5 years 

Verbal memory 

  Wide Range Assessment Memory & Learning     (WRAML-2) 

5-16.11 yrs. 

Verbal/visual recall & recognition 

  LANGUAGE/COMMUNICATION 

  Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT-4) 

 

4-70 years 

 

Receptive language 

  Clinical Evaluation of Lang. Fundamentals (CELF-4) 

2-18 years 

Comprehensive language assessment 

  Goldman-Fristoe Woodcock Test of Auditory  Discrimination  

  (GFW) 

3;8-70+ yrs. 

Auditory phonemic discrimination 

   VISUO-CONSTRUCTION 

  Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual Motor 

  Integration (VMI-6th ed.) 

 

3-17 years 

 

Visuomotor developmental level 

  ACADEMIC ABILITIES 

  Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-II (WIAT-II)              

4-85 years 

Academic abilities 

  Woodcock Johnson-Test of Achievement-III   2-90+years  Academic abilities 

 Wide Range Acheviement Test (WRAT-IV)

5-94 years

Academic abilities

 

QUESTIONNAIRES  

  ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR- PSYCHOPATHOLOGY 

  Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales-II 

 

0-90 years   

 

Adaptive behavior scale 

  Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) 

4-18 years 

Social competence & behaviors  

  Multi-Dimensional Anxiety Scale for Children (MASC) 

8-19 years 

Anxiety assessment 

  Short Sensory Profile (SSP) 

3-10 years 

Sensory processing survey 

  ATTENTION  

  Conners Parent - Teacher Rating Scale-Revised (CRS-3) 

  

3-17 years 

  

Assesses hyperactivity & behaviors problems 

  DIAGNOSTIC INSTRUMENTS 

  Autism Diagnostic Interview, Revised (ADI-R) 

MA>2 years 

Parent interview-developmental. history 

  Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) 

Toddler-adult  

Diagnostic, behavioral observation 

  Autism Observation Scale for Infants (AOSI) 

6-18 months 

Diagnostic, behavioral observation 

  Repetitive Behavior  Scale (RBS) 

4-18 years 

Assesses repetitive behaviors 

  Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) 

>2 years  

Assesses social impairment specific to autism 

  Psychoeducational Profile (PEP-3)

Up to 9 years

Assesses verbal/pre-verbal cognitive & behavioral skills specific to autism

  Social Communication Questionaire (SCQ)

MA>2 years

Screening for autism spectrum disorders

What the RFK-IDDRC Encompasses

  • The IDDRC, one of Einstein’s oldest and most established programs, is one in which basic scientists and clinicians are focused on intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) of children. Its collaborators have a common goal of disease discovery, diagnosis, prevention and treatment. It encompasses:
  • A revitalized administrative program, building new and productive collaborations at Einstein and its affiliated hospitals by uniting basic scientists focused on normal and abnormal brain development and function with clinicians caring for children with IDDs
 

Contact Us

If you would like to participate or enroll your child in research, please call: 718.862.1826 or email: childrensresearchunit@einstein.yu.edu 

If you are seeking clinical services for your child, please call: 718.430.8500  

 
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