NEPSY-II

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NEPSY-Second Edition 

Ages 3.0-16.11 years

Selected subtests

NEPSY-II is a comprehensive instrument designed to assess neuropsychological development and provide insights regarding academic, social, and behavioral difficulties in preschool and school-age children. It enables clinicians to assess across six functional domains, including Attention and Executive Functioning, Language, Memory and Learning, Sensorimotor, Social Perception, and Visuospatial Processing.

Presently, you can administer the following subtests on Q-interactive:

 

  • The Examinee's responses are recorded as an orange circle and touch sequence noted by number within the circle.
  • While scoring automatically occurs on the Examinee's responses are captured, the Examiner can confirm if a response is correct.

 

Attention and Executive Functioning

The examinee sorts cards into two groups of four cards each using self-initiated sorting criteria. This subtest measures the ability to formulate basic concepts, transfer those concepts into action, and shift set from one concept to another.

The examinee looks at a series of black and white shapes or arrows and names either the shape or direction or an alternate response, depending on the color of the shape or arrow. This subtest measures the ability to inhibit automatic responses in favor of novel responses and the ability to switch between response types.

 

Language

The examinee is given a semantic or initial letter category and asked to produce as many words as possible in 60 seconds. This subtest measures verbal productivity through the ability to generate words within specific semantic and initial letter categories.

 

Memory and Learning

The examinee selects the designs from a set of cards and places the cards on a grid in the same location as previously shown. A delayed task assesses long-term visuospatial memory. This subtest measures spatial memory for novel visual material.

 

Sensorimotor

The examinee copies a series of finger motions demonstrated by the examiner as quickly as possible. This subset measures the examinee's finger dexterity, motor speed, and rapid motor programming.

 

Visuospatial Processing

The examinee copies figures displayed in the response booklet. This subtest measures motor and visual-perceptual skills associated with the ability to copy two-dimensional geometric figures.

The examinee is presented a large picture divided by a grid and four smaller pictures taken from sections of the larger picture. The examinee identifies the location on the grid of the larger picture from which each of the smaller pictures were taken. This subtest measures visual discrimination, spatial localization, and visual scanning as well as the ability to deconstruct a picture into it constituent parts and recognize part-whole relationship.

 

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