III. Exam: Intellectual Functioning

  1. Fund of knowledge
    1. Number of weeks in a year?
    2. How many nickels in $1.15?
    3. Name the last 5 presidents? (impacted by educational status)
  2. Calculations
    1. Serial 7s
      1. Subtract 7 from 100, then from 93, 86, 79, 72, 65, 58, 51, 44, 37, 30...
    2. Serial 3s
      1. Subtract 3 from 20, then from 17, 14, 11, 8, 5
    3. Simple calculations
      1. Multiply 2x3, 5x3, 4x7
  3. Other Executive Function tests
    1. Sequencing, Organizing, Abstracting, and Planning
    2. Clock Drawing Test
    3. List Making
      1. Name as many animals you can in 1 minute
    4. Budget and plan
    5. Concept of yesterday, today and tomorrow

IV. Exam: Other areas that overlap with Intellectual Functioning

  1. Motor
    1. See Apraxia
  2. Language and communication
    1. See Dysarthria
    2. See Aphasia
    3. See Thought Content
    4. See Disorganized Speech
    5. Assess Naming, Reading, Writing
  3. Visual-spatial
    1. Copy a figure
    2. Clock Drawing Test
  4. Attention and Concentration
    1. See Attention and Concentration
    2. Digit Span Test
    3. Random Letter Test
    4. Spell WORLD Backwards
  5. Abstract Reasoning
    1. Describe similarities (e.g. apple and orange)
  6. Memory
    1. See Memory Evaluation

V. References

  1. Zum, Swaminathan and Egan in Herbert (2014) EM:Rap 14(7): 11-13
  2. Tomb (1992) Psychiatry, 4th Ed, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, p. 6-11

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Ontology: Cognition Disorders (C0009241)

Definition (NCI) A category of psychiatric disorders which are characterized by a deficit in cognition or memory.
Definition (CSP) disturbances in the mental process related to thinking, reasoning, and judgment.
Definition (MSH) Disturbances in the mental process related to thinking, reasoning, and judgment.
Concepts Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction (T048)
MSH D003072
SnomedCT 443265004
DSM4 294.9
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Italian Disturbo cognitivo, Disturbi cognitivi
Dutch cognitieve aandoeningen, cognitief; stoornis, cognitieve aandoening, Cognitieve stoornis, Cognitieve stoornissen
German kognitive Stoerungen, kognitive Stoerung, Kognitive Störungen, Störungen der kognitiven Prozesse, Störungen im Denkprozeß
Portuguese Perturbações cognitivas, Alteração cognitiva, Idéias Sobrevalentes, Idéias Superestimadas, Transtornos Cognitivos
Spanish Alteraciones cognitivas, trastorno cognitivo, trastorno cognitivo (trastorno), Trastorno cognoscitivo, Trastornos Cognitivos, Trastornos del Conocimiento
Japanese 認知障害, ニンチショウガイ
Swedish Kognitiva störningar
Czech kognitivní poruchy, poznání - poruchy, Kognitivní poruchy, Kognitivní porucha
Finnish Kognitiiviset häiriöt
Russian KOGNITIVNYE RASSTROISTVA, POZNAVATEL'NOI SPOSOBNOSTI RASSTROISTVA, SVERKHVKLIUCHENIE, КОГНИТИВНЫЕ РАССТРОЙСТВА, ПОЗНАВАТЕЛЬНОЙ СПОСОБНОСТИ РАССТРОЙСТВА, СВЕРХВКЛЮЧЕНИЕ
Croatian SPOZNAJNI POREMEĆAJI
Polish Zaburzenia funkcji poznawczych
Hungarian Cognitiv zavar, Cognitiv betegségek
French Trouble cognitif, Troubles cognitifs, Troubles de la cognition

Ontology: Executive Function (C0935584)

Definition (MSH) A set of cognitive functions that controls complex, goal-directed thought and behavior. Executive function involves multiple domains, such as CONCEPT FORMATION, goal management, cognitive flexibility, INHIBITION control, and WORKING MEMORY. Impaired executive function is seen in a range of disorders, e.g., SCHIZOPHRENIA; and ADHD.
Definition (NCI) A set of mental processes that controls and manages the cognitive functions.
Definition (CSP) higher order processes that enable an individual to plan, sequence, initiate, and sustain their behavior towards some goal, incorporating feedback and making adjustments along the way.
Concepts Mental Process (T041)
MSH D056344
English Function, Executive, Functions, Executive, Executive Function, Executive Functions, Executive Controls, Executive Control, executive functioning, executive functions, executives functions, Executive Functioning, executive control, executive function
French Contrôle exécutif, Fonctions exécutives
German Führungsaufgabe, Ausführungsfunktion, Ausfuehrungsfunktion, Fuehrungsaufgabe
Italian Controllo esecutivo, Funzione esecutiva
Portuguese Controle Executivo, Função Executiva
Spanish Control Ejecutivo, Funcion Ejecutiva, Función Ejecutiva
Russian ЭКЗЕКУТИВНАЯ ФУНКЦИЯ, UPRAVLIAIUSHCHAIA FUNKTSIIA, EKZEKUTIVNAIA FUNKTSIIA, ИСПОЛНИТЕЛЬСКАЯ ФУНКЦИЯ, ISPOLNITEL'SKAIA FUNKTSIIA, УПРАВЛЯЮЩАЯ ФУНКЦИЯ, УПРАВЛЯЮЩИЙ КОТРОЛЬ, UPRAVLIAIUSHCHII KOTROL'
Czech exekutivní funkce
Swedish Exektiv funktion
Polish Funkcje wykonawcze, Funkcja wykonawcza
Japanese 実行調節機構(意識過程), エグゼクティブ・コントロール, 遂行機能(意識過程), 実行機能(意識過程)