WHAT IS LEITER TEST?

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Last Update Date: 05 November 2019

The Leiter International Performance Scale is amongst the five most widely-used tests in the world and is suitable for children aged from 2 to 18 years old.

The Leiter International Performance Scale is particularly well-suited for those with hearing and speech difficulties, thanks to its nonverbal and game-like format. The test is individually administered and evaluates nonverbal cognitive, attentional, and neuropsychological abilities.

analyze logic

Moving Balls

Improve Reasoning, Visualization and Planning Skills

test attention

Color of the World

Improve Sustained Attention, Visual Recognition, Short-Term Memory

test visual attention

Bird Eye

Improve Visual Attention and Spatial Perception Skills

HOW DOES THE LEITER INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE SCALE WORK?

Let us provide an example testing scenario. During the test, a completed model is placed in front of the child. The child is also handed pieces of this model one by one. Each time, the child is expected to place the given piece in the correct place based on the completed model in front of them. The child will only be given a new piece once they have placed their current piece in the right position.

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As you can see, the Leiter International Performance Scale test will vary slightly according to the child’s age and the practicing specialist. However, all questions will have been designed to evaluate the same set of criteria.

WHO CAN ADMINISTER THE LEITER INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE SCALE?

Professionals from the psychological counselling and guidance, psychology, or psychological services industries, as well as those who have been certified by the private sector.

HOW IS THE LEITER INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE SCALE SCORED?

In the Leiter International Performance Scale test, each question has a different score. At the end of the test, the scores are totalled and then calibrated according to the age of child.

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If you’re interested in similar tests for children, we recommend the Stanford Binet and Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children.