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Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test-Child Version
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Supplemental for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Short Description of Instrument

In this test, children are presented with photographs of the eyes of adults and given a choice of four emotions or mental states for each picture, and must choose which emotion is represented. The test was originally developed for autism and has applicability to TBI.
The test is individually administered and takes about 10 minutes.


Range of scores is 0-36.


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Document last updated August 2017