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Mental Health Instrument/Tool Criteria

Mental Health Instrument/Tool Criteria:

For each assessment tool you select, you will identify an instrument and do the following:

· Identify a scholarly, peer-reviewed article that addresses the use of the instrument.

· Discuss if the instrument is appropriate for diagnosing the condition it is designed to assess or if the developers of the instrument reported that the instrument is only part of a comprehensive assessment for the disorder.

· Describe whether the instrument can be used to measure patient response to therapy/treatment.

· Discuss the psychometrics/scoring of the instrument, including reliability and validity.

· Discuss any limitations associated with the use of the instrument.

Instruments/Tools for diagnosis of (one instrument/tool for each diagnosis):

· Autism

· Specific Learning Disabilities

Use the Journal Template Assessment Tool to complete the journal assignment. Your information can be in bulleted format or just a couple sentences for each criterion listed. However, you must use APA citations and references at the end. You are NOT required to write this in a paper format. Turn in one document for each of this week’s topics.

This is the Journal Template Assessment Tool as the Above Hperlink

Anxiety and Related Disorders

Week X




Appropriateness for Dx:

Response to Therapy/Treatment:



Journal Discussion from instructions:
As an AI language model, I don’t have access to the journal template assessment tool that you mentioned in the prompt. However, I can provide you with the required information for the instruments/tools for the diagnosis of Autism and Specific Learning Disabilities.


Instrument: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)

Article: Gotham, K., Pickles, A., & Lord, C. (2009). Standardizing ADOS scores for a measure of severity in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 39(5), 693-705.

Appropriateness for Dx: The ADOS is an appropriate tool for the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. The developers of the instrument have reported that it is only part of a comprehensive assessment for the disorder.

Response to Therapy/Treatment: The ADOS can be used to measure the response to therapy/treatment.

Psychometrics: The ADOS has good psychometric properties, including high inter-rater reliability, test-retest reliability, and validity.

Limitations: The ADOS has limitations in that it is time-consuming and requires specialized training to administer and score.

Specific Learning Disabilities:

Instrument: Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement (WJ-III)

Article: McGrew, K. S., & Woodcock, R. W. (2001). Technical manual: Woodcock-Johnson III. Itasca, IL: Riverside Publishing.

Appropriateness for Dx: The WJ-III is appropriate for diagnosing specific learning disabilities.

Response to Therapy/Treatment: The WJ-III can be used to measure patient response to therapy/treatment.

Psychometrics: The WJ-III has good psychometric properties, including high reliability and validity.

Limitations: The WJ-III has limitations in that it may not be appropriate for all ages and populations, and it may not assess all areas of learning disabilities.

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