McCarthy, Daniel J.

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McCarthy,

Daniel J., U.S. neurologist, 1874-1958.
McCarthy reflexes - (1) contraction of the adductors of the thigh upon tapping the spinal column. Synonym(s): spinoadductor reflex; - (2) contraction of the orbicularis oculi muscle induced by tapping the supraorbital nerve. Synonym(s): supraorbital reflex
McCarthy scales of children's abilities - used to test children's comprehension between 2-1/2 and 8-1/2 years of age.
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McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities (MSCA; McCarthy, 2006) are a battery of tasks organized into 6 scales: Verbal (VS), Perceptual-Performance (P-PS), Quantitative (QS), General Cognitive (GCS), Memory (MS), and Motor (MS).
Child neurodevelopment tests varied according to the child's age, with the Bayley Scale (Bayley 1993) used before 42 months of age, and the McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities (McCarthy 1972) used [greater than or equal to] 42 months of age.
McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities. The McCarthy Scales (McCarthy, 1972) yield a general measure of intellectual functioning, the General Cognitive Index (GCI), as well as more specific measures of verbal, perceptual-performance, short-term memory, and quantitative abilities, and motor coordination.
The tests were the General Cognitive Index of McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities, the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised, the Nonword Repetition Test, the Number of Different Words, the Percentage of Consonants Correct-Revised, the Parenting Stress Index-Short Form, the Mean Length of Utterance in Morphemes, and the Child Behavior Checklist.
The most consistently used tests included Brazelton's Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale, the neurologic optimality score in the neonatal period, the Bayley Scales of Infant Development at 5-8 months of age, and the McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities in 5-year-olds.
Note: McCarthy GCI = McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities General Cognitive Index: PLAI = Preschool Language Assessment Instrument.
Neurodevelopment was assessed at 3, 7, 18, 42, and 84 months of age using neurological exams (birth and 18 and 42 months), the Bayley Scales of Infant Development (3, 7, and 18 months), the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (42 months), the Reynell Language Development Scales (42 months), and the McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities (84 months).
Pretest Aptitude Variable: Significance of Interactions (% Variance) Age 9 Measure MS PPVT-R SBIS:FE Test Composite .03 (4.8%) SBIS:FE Verbal Reasoning .02 (6.4%) SBIS:FE Quantitative SBIS:FE Abstract Reasoning SBIS:FE Memory PIAT Total .05 (7.3%) PIAT General Information PIAT Spelling PIAT Reading Comprehension .01 (9.2%) .05 (5.4%) PIAT Reading Recognition WM Total .04 (4.7%) WM School Adjustment WM Peer-Preferred .01 (7.6%) WM Teacher-Preferred Note: MS = McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities Index McCarthy, 1972).
The McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities (McCarthy, 1972) yield scores in three ability areas: verbal, perceptual, and quantitative.
McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities. Chicago: The Psychological Corporation.
McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities. The McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities (McCarthy, 1972) is an individually administered intelligence test for children ranging in age from 2 1/2 to 8 1/2 years.
Upon entry into the preschool program, two children (C1 and C4) were rated as severely autistic on the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) (Schopler, Reicher, DeVellis, & Daly, 1980), and at the same time failed to achieve a basal score on the McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities (McCarthy, 1972).