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How digital assessment tools can improve private practice

The digital revolution is upon on us and ever evolving. There are many intuitive and simple to use digital systems designed to help therapists in private practice. The world’s most advanced assessment tools can be accessed anywhere, anytime in an interactive digital format making the test administration process more engaging and personal, adding flexibility and efficiency to the way you approach specific tests and do reporting, as well as help you save your precious time.

As qualified therapists you are probably familiar with the Wechsler range of cognitive ability tests such as WISC-VUK and WAIS-IVUK two really popular assessments with therapists, but there are a number of other tests available to therapists in private practice, via Q-interactive, which can help test and measure achievement, memory and neuropsychology.

Let’s look at some of them and their key features:

Achievement Tests
WIAT-IIIUK to help identify strengths and weaknesses of students across primary, secondary and tertiary levels and make informed decisions about eligibility for educational services, educational placement or diagnosis specific to learning disability and also plan intervention and measure progress. KTEA-3 – Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, 3rd edition is an individually administered battery that provides in-depth assessment of key academic skills and also covers a wide range of achievement and language domains.

Memory Tests
These tests were developed in response to emerging trends to understand memory difficulties and will provide therapists with the most advanced measure of memory and its impairment: WMS-IVUK Wechsler Memory Scale 4th UK Edition will help assess verbal and non-verbal memory abilities in adults; CVLT-3 California Verbal Learning Test®, Third Edition to help assess verbal learning and memory deficits in adults; and CMS (Children’s Memory Scale), a nationally-standardized scale, designed to help link memory and learning to cognitive ability in children; CVLT-C California Verbal Learning Test ® – Children’s Version is just the tool to assess verbal learning and memory in children.

Neuropsychology Tests
These sophisticated tests help therapists measure a psychological function known to be linked to a particular brain structure or pathway. The tests are used for research into brain function and help to diagnose deficits: D-KEFS Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System – provides a comprehensive assessment of higher-level thinking and cognitive flexibility. NEPSY-II NEPSY – Second Edition is the only single measure which will allow therapists to create a tailored assessment across six domains, specific to a child’s situation. RBANS Update Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status Update will provide a brief battery to measure cognitive decline or improvement across immediate memory, line orientation, language, attention and delayed memory.

Speech & Language Tests:
GFTA-3 Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation, Third Edition and KLPA-3 Khan-Lewis Phonological Analysis, Third Edition will help diagnose children’s articulation and phonological process faster and more accurately. CELF-5UK Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals – Fifth UK Edition offers a streamlined, flexible approach to language assessment of children and young people that reflects today’s diverse population.

At Pearson we create tools that provide learning opportunities for therapists in private practice at every stage of their journey. Give Digital a try and sign-up today for a free Q-interactive trial.

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