Description of the program

The program contains:
Characters
To intensify the child's identification with the character, Dominic takes on both genders and four ethnic/cultural characteristics:
  • Caucasian
  • African-American
  • Asian
  • Hispanic/Native

It can be administered in:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French


Tutorial
A few opening pictures accompanied by a soundtrack teach the child how to use the software and introduce Dominic.


Content
Alone, with peers or with adults, Dominic is placed in daily life situations based on DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for:
Click the tendency to see queries

It also contains a

Administration
The question is written at the bottom of the picture. The voiceover describes the situation and asks the child if s/he feels or does what the child in the picture is feeling or doing. The child clicks YES or NO. No judgment is involved.

The pictures are mixed to avoid response set or a halo effect.

The test is introduced as a game. The professional is advised to stay with the child during the Tutorial and the first few questions of the assessment, in order to ensure s/he understands how the program works, and then to allow her/him to answer the questions without feeling that s/he is being watched.

Most children complete the 91 situations presented within 15 minutes The Dominic Interactive is captivating enough to engage the child's attention throughout.

The test is easy to administer, but only qualified professionals have the skills required to properly interpret the results.



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