Tower Test (NEPSY) This test assesses the
executive functions of planning, monitoring, self-regulation, and problem
solving. The child moves three colored balls to target positions on three
pegs in a prescribed number of moves with rules to which the child must
Tower Test (D-KEFS) This test measures spatial
planning, rule learning, inhibition of impulsive responding, inhibition
of perseverative responding, and establishing and maintaining instructional
set. Materials include 5 disks that vary in size from small to large and
a board with three vertical pegs.
Design Fluency (NEPSY) This test assesses
the child's ability to generate novel designs as quickly as possible on
structured and unstructured arrays of dots. The child makes as many different
designs as possible by connecting two or more dots.
Design Fluency (D-KEFS) This test measures
ability to generate novel designs as quickly as possible, response inhibition,
and cognitive fleibility. The test is composed of three conditions. In
each, the child is presented rows of boxes each containing dots that the
examinee must connect, with four lines only, to make
different designs. Conditions are 1. Draw as many designs as possible;
2. Connect only unfilled dots, leaving filled dots blank; and 3. Alternate
connections between filled and unfilled dots.
Verbal Fluency (NEPSY) This test assesses
ability to generate words quickly, according to semantic and phonemic categories.
Verbal Fluency (D-KEFS) This test is composed
of three conditions: letter fluency, category fluency, and category
1. The examinee says words beginning with
a specified letter as quickly as
2. The examinee is asked to say words belonging
to a designated semantic
3. The examinee must alternate between saying
words from two different