Psychological Processing Checklist–Revised

Mark E. Swerdlik, Ph.D.
Peggy Swerdlik, M.S.Ed.
Jeffrey H. Kahn, Ph.D.
with Tim Thomas, M.A.


The Psychological Processing Checklist–Revised™ (PPC–R™) asks teachers to rate observable and measurable characteristics and behaviors of the child in the classroom so that you can evaluate if a processing disorder is likely. Understanding a child’s level of functioning in specific areas is an important part of any assessment for children who are experiencing difficulties with learning. Basic psychological processing disorders are often revealed in a child’s difficulties with listening, thinking, speaking, reading, writing, spelling, or math activities. The PPC–R asks teachers to rate observable and measurable characteristics

It also addresses the severity of, and educational impact on emotional and behavioral problems on students through the Level of Severity Cluster and the Educational Impact Cluster. These clusters help those working with ED youth develop appropriate recommendations and treatments.

The PPC–R items are grouped, for scoring and interpretive purposes, into six areas:
1. Auditory Processing
2. Social Perception
3. Visual Processing
4. Organization
5. Visual-Motor Processing
6. Attention

The PPC–R results can be used to:
  • assess possible learning disabilities,
  • determine which processing areas to target for additional assessment
  • facilitate communication between professionals and parents

    How to Use the Assessment

    The PPC–R is available is MHS Quikscore™ format. This paper-and-pencil format is designed for easy recording, scoring and profiling of responses. No scoring templates are necessary; the respondent's answers automatically transfer through the to the concealed scoring page. The entire scoring process typically takes less than 15 minutes. The PPC–R yields seven raw scores including a Total Score, and converts raw scores into T-scores and corresponding percentile ranks. The results are easy to interpret by comparing a particular student's ratings to student population norms.
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    Authors Mark E. Swerdlik, Ph.D., Peggy Swerdlik, M.S.Ed., & Jeffrey H. Kahn, Ph.D., with Tim Thomas, M.A.

    Age Range 5–10 years old

    Administration Time 15 minutes

    Administration Type Teacher-completed

    Qualification Level B


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