Presentation on theme: "Kelsey’s Senior Experience A Presentation. Introduction Why I chose Neuropsychology. Pursuing this topic in the future. The process taught me a few things."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction Why I chose Neuropsychology. Pursuing this topic in the future. The process taught me a few things about myself. The skills I’ve acquired.
Research Overview What I researched. What I learned. The Five Principles Inability to process information Inability to generate behavior that is appropriate for their environment Lack of problem-solving abilities that were developed as the human race has matured Inability of neural circuits to connect properly Not demonstrating the ancient mechanisms that exist because they helped solve problems in the past Loevinger’s Model of Test Development Validity Diagnostic Power Sensitivity Specificity Positive predictive power Negative predictive power Diagnostic power Cross-Validation Applying my research to my product.
Sensitivity is the probability that the patient has the disorder if the test scores are positive for the disorder. Specificity is the probability that the patient does not have the disorder if the test scores are negative for the disorders. Positive predictive power is the probability that the test will show positive if it is known that the patient has the disorder. Negative predictive power is the probability that the test will show negative if it is known that the patient does not have the disorder. Diagnostic power is the overall probability of accurate diagnosis (both positive and negative) of the test (Goldfarb 185).
Job Shadow Overview An awkward first impression. “Believe me, we speak our own language.” The session with a patient. Helped determine my product.
Parental Consent Form Dear Parent and/or Guardian of Chester student, As a Chester senior, I am required to participate in a Senior Experience Project. In my project, I will combine different games in such a way as to perform a neuropsychological test. I hope to develop a standard by testing many students and finding an average and then test students diagnosed with mental disabilities (ADHD, Down Syndrome, Autism, etc.) and see where the results fall in comparison to the standard. All information will be confidential and will only be presented to my judges who will grade the project. Your approval for testing your son/daughter is imperative for a productive senior project. Thank you, Kelsey Backus I, __________________________, grant permission for my (Parent/Guardian Signature) son/daughter, _____________________ to participate in this (Name of Son/Daughter) project and understand that the information will only be used for this project and will not be distributed to the public. Date: _______________