Longitudinal Complex Test

Longitudinal Complex Test​ of children aged from 3 months to 11 years

The Longitudinal Complex Test (Longikid) measures the sensory, motor, and cognitive abilities of children aged from 3 months to 11 years. The Longitudinal Complex Study is an essential part of determining a child’s input level of TSMT therapy and is therefore recommended if the child is displaying symptoms of delayed development. Parents and other health care professionals might also consider TSMT appropriate for supporting a child with a formal diagnosis or syndrome.

Depending on the result of the test, our therapist will either refer the child to further examination (e.g. neurologist), or recommend an age-appropriate group class or an individual TSMT therapy. By attending individual therapy sessions at Hreyfiland, parents become deeply involved in supporting and scaffolding their child’s development. The skills and knowledge of our therapist, combined with the love and care of parents will help each and every child to grow, develop and thrive – maximizing their innate potential and opening them up to all of the wonderful possibilities that the world has to offer.

What Does the LongiKid Test Measure?

The Longitudinal Complex Study is a relatively user-friendly study that takes place in the presence of a parent or guardian. It’s’ evaluation and analysis is simple and fast, giving an age-appropriate partial ability profile in the following areas of the child:

  • Nervous System Maturity: Examines the child’s primitive reflex profile, atypical reactions, and the functions of the motor areas under the cortex.
  • Motor Area: Measures the skills required for motion coordination and ease of motion execution in the areas of large movements, fine movements, and graphomotor.
  • Cognitive Area: It examines 18 abilities in 5 areas of attentional function and can be a good predictor of successful school enrollment and, if necessary, also provide special education guidance to parents.
  • Language area: Able to establish expressive and inclusive language skills, which helps in the event of a delayed speech development or language disorder in the exact level of input in development.
  • Psycho-social area: Examines the child’s cooperation skills, interactions, and engagement.
  • Additional areas: During the training, our study leaders will learn posture and muscle tone testing with the help of physiotherapists, and an audiological and vision examination protocol is inclusive as part of the survey. In some cases, it might be recommended that a child be referred for additional specialist care.