Developmental Disorders

 

COSS

Children’s Organizational Skills Scale

Howard Abikoff, Ph.D. , Richard Gallagher, Ph.D.

 

 

Assess how children aged 8 to 13 years organize their time, materials, & actions to accomplish tasks

Overview

Designed to help an assessor understand how children organize their time, materials, and actions to accomplish important tasks at home and school. It quantifies the organizational skills of children aged 8 to 13 based on ratings from parents, teachers, and the child.

Features and Benefits

  • Comprehensive evaluation of children’s organizational skills
  • Multi-informant (parent, teacher, and child) assessment
  • A large, representative normative sample
  • Easy administration, scoring and result interpretation
  • Excellent reliability and validity
  • Assists in the development of intervention strategies
  • Helps monitor intervention progress and effectiveness

Key Areas Measured


  • Task Planning
  • Organized Actions
  • Memory and Materials Management

 

ABAS-3

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System, Third Edition

Patti Harrison, Ph.D. , Thomas Oakland, Ph.D.

 

Create a complete picture of functional skills across the lifespan

Overview

The ABAS-3 is used to create a complete picture of functional skills for individuals of all ages. Items focus on practical, everyday activities required to function, meet environmental demands, care for oneself, and interact with others effectively and independently. On a four-point response scale, raters indicate whether and how frequently the individual performs each activity.

Key Features:

  • Provides new norms, updated item content, and improved ease of use
  • Assesses 11 essential skill areas within three major adaptive domains: Conceptual, Social, and Practical
  • Identifies adaptive behavior strengths and weaknesses
  • Integrates assessment, intervention planning, and progress monitoring
  • Offers compatibility with AAIDD, DSM-5, and IDEA

Key Areas Measured


  • Communication
  • Community Use
  • Functional Academics
  • Health and Safety
  • Home or School Living
  • Leisure
  • Self-Care
  • Social
  • Work
  • Motor

 

SMALSI

School Motivation and Learning Strategies Inventory

Kathy Chatham Stroud, Ph.D. , Cecil R. Reynolds, Ph.D.

 

Identify strengths and weaknesses that are related to a student's academic success

Overview

The SMALSI helps identify strengths and weaknesses that are related to a student academic success, and makes it possible to address inefficient learning strategies proactively.

  • Appropriate for special and general education students
  • Based on more than 30 years of intensive research
  • Can be scored either by hand or computer
  • Respondents can complete the SMALSI by listening to test items rather than reading them - for those with reading difficulties

Key Areas Measured


  • Study Strategies
  • Note-taking/Listening Skills
  • Writing/Research Skills
  • Reading/Comprehension Strategies
  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • Time Management
  • Test Anxiety
  • Organizational Techniques
  • Low Academic Motivation
  • Concentration/Attention Difficulties