Andy: A Story of Screening and Referral: Part 1. Based on Andy’s referral information, adaptive behavior, behavior analytic skill assessment. Depression is also deployable in the standard battery screening. The adaptive behavior test will vastly enlighten on Andy’s capabilities in the adaptation of environmental changes. Generally, this assessment will help in the identification of the impact of relocation and father’s loss. However, Behavior analytic skills are vital in the assessment of verbal behavior and functional living skills. The skills best expose particular changes in people depending on the new environment or influence-d perception.
Technically, verbal and functional living test aid in the contemplation for the social withdrawal characteristics by Andy. Lastly, the depression test will provide substantial information on the existence as well as the stage of depression in Andy’s life. Scientifically, social withdrawal and vocal outbursts signify the existence of depression in a child (A Story of Screening). Therefore, a depression test will avail quantifiable data on the existence of the depression illness and its stage, hence enabling proper medication recommendations. In other words, the test will confirm or rather identify the existing type of depression.
Technically, it is very inappropriate for Dr. Pride to have used the Brief Neurological Cognitive examination (BNCE) on Andy. According to the test regulations, cognitive evaluation on this model is applicable to 18 years and above . However, Andy is only 6 months, meaning it is a violation of the healthcare regulations. Therefore the deployment of this method is null, to the key objectives of promoting a healthier world due to the code violation. An alternative to BNCE is the Quick Neurological Screening Test, 3rd Edition (QNST-3). Additionally, the QNST-3 usage aids in quality documentation of the existence of neurological signs at the lowest bits . Again, this test can be use-d on the age bracket of 4-8 years, which makes Andy a qualified patient for the test.