- Quick Neurological Screening Test -- this test is actually 15 subtests that evaluate balance and posture, tactile processing, auditory processing, visual skills and motor/kinetic skills. I test normal with an overall score of 5. 25 is the limit for normal functioning. Most things were normal except, as also noted by my audiologist, Maxine Young, I can pass the hearing test but I have to concentrate really hard. Also I have a problem standing on one leg and doing the tandem walk (heel to toe) with my eyes closed (I can do these normally with my eyes open).
- Purdue Pegboard Test -- this test involves placement of 1/8 inch wide pegs into a pegboard with each hand separately, both hands simultaneously, and with both hands using a pegs, washers, and cylindrical pieces. I didn't do too well on this test. My right hand scored 13 and ranks in the 1 percentile; my left scores 14 and ranks in the 5 percentile; both hands scores 10 pairs and ranks in the 1 percentile; assembly scores 30 pieces and ranks in the 6 percentile. The Purdue Pegboard Test is standardized for adults only in the context of factory or production work-- not my current occupation. Jean noted that I am able to manipulate the small pieces needed for this test, and I may be functional for basic activities of daily living; however, it may be hard for me to complete tasks where fine-motor speed is critical.
- WOLD Sentence Copying Test -- This test involves copying a long sentence from paper. I do fine on this test.
- Keyboarding Skills. I do fine on this test -- 50 words per minute with one error. I worked as a secretary in college (I was a lousy secretary, though).
- Sensory Processing. I still score as low registration meaning I miss some types of sensory input in my environment: I miss signs when I go somewhere new, I ask people to repeat things, don't always hear when people call my name or smell things other people smell.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Occupational Therapy Assessment With Jean
Image via WikipediaThe end of the year brings yet another assessment. I am accumulating a fine library of documentation. This time around it is an occupational therapy assessment report. Jean and I went over the results of her initial screening.