A Personalized GPS for Learning for Each Student
Mindprint is an easy-to administer, scientifically valid cognitive assessment. It enables parents, educators, and clinicians to understand how a child learns and provides resources to help foster strengths and support weaker areas of development.
The Mindprint assessment was developed by neuroscientists at Brain Behavior Laboratory, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. It was normed on over 10,000 children via an NIH-sponsored study. Its reliability has been reviewed in scientific journals, including JAMA Psychiatry and APA Neuropsychology.
The assessment addresses cognitive skills in the following areas:
|WHO||The Mindprint Cognitive Assessment is appropriate for ages 8 to 21. The child should be reading at a second-grade level to take the assessment. The Mindprint Assessment has options for parents, schools, and clinicians.|
|WHAT||This nationally normed, scientifically valid online cognitive assessment can be used in a variety of situations. First, it will provide an accurate and actionable Learning Profile for the assessed individual. This provides the basis for more effective learning strategies, supported by a personalized toolbox of resources. The assessment can also be used to screen individuals with the results indicating areas of concern that should be probed with other assessments that could yield a diagnosis. The assessment can also be used to measure the impact of cognitive interventions or treatments (such as medication for ADHD).|
|WHEN||The assessment takes about an hour to administer. Generally, it does not make sense to repeat the assessment in less than 6 to 12 months, unless it is being used to measure the impact of cognitive interventions or treatments.|
|WHERE||You will need a desktop or laptop computer, PC or Macintosh, computer mouse, and computer keyboard. You will need Internet access to download each part of the battery, but the Internet speed will not impact the test or the child’s performance.|
Schools most often use the Mindprint Cognitive Assessment in one of three ways:
- General Screen. As a general screen to identify students who may need further evaluation or special support.
- Growth Measure. As a pre- and post-test for a cognitive training program, such as BrainWare SAFARI.
- GPS for Learning. The Mindprint Comprehensive Learning profile provides a deeper understanding of individual students’ cognitive strengths and weaknesses, as the basis for a specific learning plan, with personalized strategies, tactics and tools.