Dynamic Occupational Therapy Cognitive Assessment for Children
Provides a measure of cognitive assessment and learning potential for children ages 6-12 with special needs. It consists of 22 sub-tests in 5 cognitive areas: Orientation, Spatial Perception, Praxis, Visuomotor Construction and Thinking Operations. For each sub-test there is an option of a structured 5-step mediation. Measures of short-term memory and time of performance are included in the visuomotor organization area.
The goals of the assessment are to identify the strengths and deficits of the child in the different cognitive areas and measure learning potential, as well as to recognize the child's thinking strategies utilizing dynamic procedures.
Data for typical children ages 6-12 years, groups of children with learning disabilities and brain injury was collected to establish the standardization, reliability and validity properties of the test.
Administration time is approximately 1½ hours. It is possible to administer the test in more than one session.
Developed by Noomi Katz, Ph.D., OTR and Shula Parush, Ph.D., OTR H71823-0000