Neuropsychological assessment is a crucial part of all infant studies. The assessment aims to define the neurodevelopment and “later outcome” of each baby. It is typically administered to infants at the age of two years. However, the age of assessment may vary depending on a project’s research question. The neuropsychological assessment involves a combination of tests assessing a larger set of domains, such as receptive language, language production, verbal reasoning, visuomotor functioning, perceptual abilities, non-language based reasoning, and social skills. A few assessments used within our lab include the Bayley-III (a neuropsychological test administered to infants and toddlers), Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV), and the Developmental NEuroPSYchological Assessment (NEPSY-II).
Interviews and Surveys
Our lab uses multiple standardized interviews and surveys as well as customized questionnaires for collecting relevant research data. A few examples of these interviews and surveys include the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ).