Executive Function Test - name of?

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Registered: 02-28-2008
Executive Function Test - name of?
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Thu, 09-16-2010 - 12:11pm

I seem to remember someone had their child's executive functioning formally tested and I was wondering if anyone remembered the name of the test.

Graham has a domain meeting coming up at school and now that he's in middle school, his executive functioning is becoming a key factor in his ability to keep up. I would like it formally assessed, if possible.

This re-evaluation couldn't have come at a better time in his school career and I'd like it to be as complete as possible.

Thanks for any help!

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson
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Registered: 02-28-2008
Thu, 09-16-2010 - 3:50pm

Thanks ladies, I knew I could count on you to come through!

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson
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Registered: 11-28-2006
Thu, 09-16-2010 - 1:19pm

Here's also a sped advocacy site in MA which has a whole slew of different kinds of test and evaluations. It's a great resource!

http://www.concordspedpac.org/

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Registered: 11-28-2006
Thu, 09-16-2010 - 1:04pm

Well there's 3 that I know of.

Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF)
(this one is more like a check off list that the parent and teacher does.)

Then there's this one which I included what they test

Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System™ (D–KEFS), that include:

Sorting Test - Problem solving, verbal and spatial concept formation, flexibility of thinking on a conceptual task (Previously called the California Sorting Test)
Trail Making Test - Flexibility of thinking on a visual motor task
Verbal Fluency Test - Fluent productivity in the verbal domain
Design Fluency Test - Fluent productivity in the spatial domain
Colour-Word Interference Test - Verbal inhibition
Tower Test - Planning and reasoning in the spatial modality, impulsivity
20 Questions Test - Hypothesis testing; verbal and spatial abstract thinking, impulsivity
Word Context Test - Deductive reasoning; verbal abstract thinking
Proverb Test - Metaphorical thinking; generating versus comprehending abstract thought

And then my kids had a Wisconsin Card Sorting Test 64. One child was identified with EF and another didn't. After reading more about this test (because I know both kids have issue's with this one) I read and was told it wasn't very reliable with some of our really smart kids. They can figure out the test and ace it. I think that is what happened to my child who did well on it.