The Allen Diagnostic Module (ADM) is an evidence-based, standardized assessment of functional cognition developed within the framework of the cognitive disabilities model. It includes 34 craft based activity assessments (ADMs) which provide opportunities for individuals to do new learning and problem solving in a meaningful activity that produces a useful, safe, and attractive end product. ADMs may be used by therapists to verify results of the Allen Cognitive Level Screen (ACLS) or serially to identify a pattern of performance in a comprehensive functional evaluation.
The ADM-2nd Edition (ADM-2; Earhart, 2007) contains revised guidelines for use that clarify theoretical constructs derived from the cognitive disabilities model, as well as updated rating criteria for several assessments to enhance suitability for research on these tools. Click for information on the current ADM-2.