|From the CEEE and
the Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation
Inventario de Deteccion Temprana Edicion Revisada
||Inventario de Deteccion Temprana Edicion Revisada|
||University of Michigan|
||Native Speaker of Spanish|
The Inventario de Deteccion Temprana is designed to detect learning disabilities among children of Puerto Rican, Mexican, or Cuban origin from the age of 3 to 6 years. The test is conducted in Spanish and involves one-on-one administration. Regional vocabulary differences have been taken into account so that the test administrator can choose one word over another for certain test items. Advice on how to arrange the test area and establish rapport with examinees is included. The subtest for visual-motor adaptation involves building a tower and a bridge with blocks, drawing a person, copying onto paper a series of lines and curves, and arranging tokens in order by memory. The language and cognitive functions section involves estimating and counting, and describing a variety of objects orally. In the motor skills subtest, children jump, imitate the administrator's arm movements, and balance on one foot. Instructions for administering and scoring the test for 3-year-olds differ from those for older children, but the same materials are used. It is up to the administrator to provide certain materials like blocks, a ball, drawing paper and pencils, a toy car, etc. Children's responses are recorded on an answer sheet and a questionnaire for parents regarding education level, health of the child, and tasks the child can and cannot do at home is included. Information about validity, scoring, and test interpretation is not part of the EAC East collection.