Cognitive Processing Inventory (CPI)
for the assessment of information processing
evaluation of learning styles,
differential diagnosis of specific learning
Scott L. Crouse, Ph.D.
On this site you can learn about this new
evaluation tool which has been developed to assist with the diagnosis
and treatment of learning disabilities.
What is the CPI?
The CPI is a non-biased, standardized behavior
rating scale which can be completed by parents, teachers and students
to evaluate information processing characteristics as part of formal
or informal learning style and/or learning disability
The CPI provides scores in the processing areas
Go here for information about these processing areas and how each relates to
Here are some of the
highlights of the CPI:
- The CPI provides a meaningful evaluation of
underlying information processing characteristics of individuals with and without learning disabilities.
- The CPI can be used either as part of a formal
assessment process or as a pre-referral 'screening'
- The CPI can be used as a 'learning style'
assessment for all students and adults.
- The CPI rating forms are now available in both
English and Spanish.
- The CPI provides a convenient and reliable
method of objectively rating the long-term knowledge that parents
have about their own children's' learning or processing
- The processing model of the CPI is based upon
the most compelling cognitive research related to
neuropsychological development and education.
- The CPI has been thoroughly tested and refined
over the past 15 years with extensive data and factor analytic
- The CPI provides standardized scores which
allow examiners to determine the statistical significance of any
processing pattern which is found.
- The CPI not only evaluates the underlying
'processing' cause of existing learning difficulties but is also
able to predict future problem areas both within and outside of a
- The CPI provides a 'practical' assessment of
cognitive processing with clear and useful programming
implications for educators.
- The computer scoring program for the CPI is
simple to use and provides multiple levels of interpretive
guidance and support.
- The CPI helps to identify 'risk factors' from
a student's background which may point to the origin of their
cognitive processing difficulties.
- The CPI 'makes sense' to parents, educators,
- The on-line
CPI provides parents educators, and
individuals with a convenient and risk-free means of trying out
this assessment tool.
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