ERIC Number: ED381553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Silver Drawing Test of Cognitive Skills and Adjustment. Drawing What You Predict, What You See, and What You Imagine.
This manual is a revision of the manual originally published in 1983. Since then it has been discovered that stimulus drawing tasks, like the Drawing from Imagination subtest of the Silver Drawing Test of Cognitive and Creative Skills (SDT), can be used to screen for depression and emotional adjustment. New research findings are the basis for evaluating the emotional content of responses to the drawing tasks. The revised editions of test and manual offer tighter scoring guidelines, more illustrations, and new studies of validity and reliability. While the manual retains the percentile rank norms of the previous edition, it also includes mean scores for groups of children and adults so that scores can be ranked as average or above or below average. The SDT is based on the theory that drawings can be used to identify and assess the ability to solve conceptual problems. The three subtests deal with concepts of class, space, and order. Theories behind the test and its development are reviewed. Test validity and reliability are considered, along with directions for administering and scoring the test. An appendix contains the test itself, and attachments present other test pages. Twenty-five tables and 34 figures illustrate the discussion. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Cognitive Processes, Depression (Psychology), Diagnostic Tests, Emotional Adjustment, Freehand Drawing, Identification, Norms, Problem Solving, Scoring, Screening Tests, Spatial Ability, Test Manuals, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Testing, Thinking Skills
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
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