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Resources to Assess Disorders: Welcome

Diagnosis & Treatment Planning for Rehab -Dr. Vilia Tarvydas, Summer 2014



If you have any questions about these resources, let me know. I'm here to help!

--Anna Marie

I might have meetings during my regular hours, so it is best to email or call me ahead to make sure I'll be here. If these times don't work for you, let me know. I'm sure we can figure out a time that will work with your schedule.

Suggested Steps for Assignment

  1. Decide which disorder you want to research.

  2. Read the resources on this Libguide about assessing the disorder you have chosen. If your disorder is not listed here, let me know and we can work together to find more resources for you.

  3. As you read, note if several resources mention the same instruments, or refer to an instrument as gold standard, widely used, well-known, etc.

  4. For additional information about a specific instrument:

    • Reviews of tests: Read unbiased reviews by experts in the field in Mental Measurements Yearbook and Test Critiques set (print only in Blommers). Note: If you do not find a review in MMY or Test Critiques, this does not necessarily mean it is a "bad" measurement instrument.

    • Test Publisher: Do a Google search using the test title and you will usually be able to quickly find the publisher's website. For example, a search for Brown Attention-Deficit Disorder Scales takes us to the website of test publisher Pearson.  The publisher's website will have the most current details about cost, administration time, qualification requirements for test administrators, and other pertinent information.

    • Technical manual: Blommers library has many tests and the accompanying techincal manual. Many times the techincal manual will have information about validity and reliability. Search Blommers catalog to see if the library has a copy of a test you are interested in.
      Technical manual

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Ericka Raber
Education, Communication Studies, Journalism