Research Studies

Current and Upcoming Research Studies at Hogrefe

Early Sociocognitive Battery (ESB)

The ESB is a new assessment for preschool children that is predictive of later language and social communication difficulties including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Typical users are speech and language therapists as well as clinical and school psychologists.

As a primarily non-verbal assessment tool, the ESB is standardized in the U.K. with children aged 2–5 years from diverse language backgrounds. It is a battery of three subtests assessing sociocognitive skills known to be associated with language development and impaired in children with social communication difficulties and ASD. The subtests measure social responsiveness, joint attention and symbolic comprehension to identify deficits in key sociocognitive skills and help early years professionals target their intervention strategies appropriately. The ESB contains a variety of toys and objects designed to engage young children, and the assessment is quick, taking 15 minutes or less to complete.

Hogrefe is recruiting Clinical Examiners and organizations who serve preschool-aged children in the Southern region of the U.S. (AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, OK, SC,  TN, TX, VA, WV) to assist with the ESB data collection project.

Intelligence and Development Scales – 2nd Edition (IDS-2)

The IDS-2 is a global cognitive assessment of children designed to identify their knowledge, strengths and relevant areas for development. With 30 subtests covering six domains, the IDS-2 offers a modular framework with user-friendly test materials and makes it easy for the practitioner to personalize the testing session for each child and adolescent from 5.0–20.11 years.

The IDS-2 is now available in U.K. English and is already published in German, Dutch, Polish and Italian. It is in progress in Danish, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.

Data will be collected using a digital record form that includes a timing device, automatic application of basal and ceiling rules, and real-time calculation of raw scores. Included are a small set of manipulatives and response booklets for performance subtests.

Hogrefe is recruiting Clinical Examiners and organizations who serve children from 5 through 20-years-of-age to participate in the U.S. standardization of the IDS-2 starting in 2023.

Emotion Regulation Strategies Questionnaire– (FEEL-KJ)

The Emotion Regulation Strategies Questionnaire (FEEL-KJ) assesses multi-dimensional and regulation strategies for anger, fear or anxiety, and sadness in 10 through 19-year-olds. Typical users are school psychologists, clinical psychologists, as well as those working in therapy and counselling.

Both adaptive strategies (Action Problem Solving, Distraction, Positive Thinking, Acceptance, Forgetting, Reappraisal, and Cognitive Problem Solving) and maladaptive strategies (Surrender, Aggressive Behavior, Withdrawal, Self-Devaluation, and Perseveration) are noted. Additionally, the dimensions of Expression, Social Support, and Emotion Control are surveyed. The characteristics recorded with the FEEL-KJ give an indication of the risk for the development of psychopathological abnormalities. The FEEL-KJ is not limited to disorders, but also considers psychosocial competencies, and the results can be used in both developmental and clinical diagnostics as an indicator for prevention and intervention.

Already published in German and Dutch, the FEEL-KJ is in progress in the US and UK. Data in the US will be collected using paper/pencil or an online form completed by the child. Available for individual or small-group testing, the questionnaire takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete.

Hogrefe is recruiting Clinical Examiners and organizations who serve children from 10 through 19-years-of-age to participate in the US standardization of the FEEL-KJ starting in early 2023.

Christina Kowalczyk

Senior Project Manager