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Cognitive Assessment Observation Checklist

Developed by Lydia Meem, Clinical Psychologist at Autism Understanding

2017-08-19-029

This is a free tool for psychologists to use during Autism assessments and includes 89 behaviours to observe before writing reports and making referrals.

Behaviours often associated with:

  • rapport/interest in the assessor
  • eye contact/joint attention
  • response to change in routine
  • performance anxiety/learning difficulties/coping with mistakes
  • weak central coherence/detail focus
  • self-directed vs following your lead
  • invents own rules/ignores instructions
  • cognitive inflexibility/rituals
  • special interests/tangential thinking
  • visual problem solving
  • social insight
  • sensory overload/sensory seeking
  • hyperactive/impulsive/repetitive motion
  • negative responding/absconding
  • spiky/scattered subtest profile
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