Short version of CPA form withdrawn
25 May 2016
Several years ago, Dain van der Reyden agreed to allow a shortened version of the Creative Participation assessment form (CPA) to be used. The form is the same as the full version (see the Assessment page), but does not include the levels of Tone or above Imitative Participation. This form is now being withdrawn from circulation. The reason is that it prevents clinicians from considering components of creative ability in those levels, which is not recommended. Furthermore, the shortened version has not been established as valid and reliable.
If you are using the shortened form, you are requested to withdraw it immediately and contact Wendy Sherwood for a copy of the suitable version which details levels Tone to Competitive Participation. This is on request of Dain van der Reyden and the VdTMoCA Foundation (UK). A Position Statement on the use of the CPA is being published next week by the VdTMoCA Foundation (UK).