Theory of Mind Test Reviewed
By Pim Steerneman & Cor Meesters
Distributed By Coronet Books
27 pages, CD-ROM
$299.00 Paper Original
The ToM test-R is a standardized instrument to measure the Theory of Mind (ToM) of children between 4 and 12 years old. The test is especially designed for children suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorders, but can evidently be used for all children, having development problems . The ToM test-R measures 3 distinct levels:
The ToM test-R uses a stuctured interview, which consists of 14 items and collects information on the extent to which children have social understanding, social insight, and social sensitivity. The test takes about 20 minutes.
- precursors of ToM (make-believe, recognise the difference between the physical and mental world, emotion recognition);
- first manifestations of ToM (first order belief and false belief);
- highest level of ToM (second order belief or metacognition).
The set consists of a manual - with CD-ROM - and the workbook with the testplates in a storage case. The CD-ROM offers the scoresheet and the workbook in 5 other languages besides English: German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Arabic.
On the authors:
Pim Steerneman, holds a PhD in psychology and a PhD in Business Management, is member of the board of directors of Sevagram, a careprovider in Southern-Limburg, the Netherlands.
Cor Meesters, holds a PhD in psychology and works with the Department of Clinical Psychology at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.
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