Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

McCarthy Scales of Children’s Abilities

  • R. Sands
  • Rik Carl D’AmatoEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1462

Synonyms

MSCA

Description

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 domain 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 enumerated subtests which compose...

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References and Readings

  1. Sattler, J. M. (1988). Assessment of children’s intelligence and special abilities (3rd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Legal Psychology (Psychology and Law), Neuropsychology, Clinical PsychologyThe Chicago School of Professional PsychologyChicagoUSA
  2. 2.School Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical PsychologyThe Chicago School of Professional PsychologyChicagoUSA