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,...
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Sattler, J. M. (1988). Assessment of children’s intelligence and special abilities (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
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Schrader, A., D’Amato, R.C. (2011). McCarthy Scales of Children’s Abilities. In: Kreutzer, J.S., DeLuca, J., Caplan, B. (eds) Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79948-3_1462
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