McCarthy Scales of Children’s Abilities
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The McCarthy Scales of Children’s Abilities (MSCA) is a psychological instrument for young children that measures cognitive ability in six domain areas: Verbal, Perceptual-Performance, Quantitative, General Cognitive, Memory, and Motor. One unique feature of this measure is a Motor domain area which examines the development of fine and gross motor skills as well as one’s left and right handedness. Each scale contains a number of individual subtests. The Verbal scale includes the subtests of Pictorial Memory, Word Knowledge, Verbal Memory, Verbal Fluency, and Opposite Analogies. The Perceptual-Performance scale includes the subtests of Block Building, Puzzle Solving, Tapping Sequence, Right-Left Orientation, Draw-A-Design, Draw-A-Child, and Conceptual Grouping. The Quantitative scale includes the subtests of Number Questions, Numerical Memory, and Counting and Sorting. The General Cognitive scale includes the previous subtests which compose the Verbal,...
References and Readings
- Sattler, J. M. (1988). Assessment of children’s intelligence and special abilities (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.Google Scholar