Young and Atypical Populations Support

Unfamiliar with Tablets:

EFgo™ can be used with children as young as 2 years of age. When working with young children or atypical populations, it is important to remember that their experience with tablets and devices may be minimal. They may need extra time to become acclimated to the drag-and-drop feature of EFgo™. In this case, we recommend doing a short, 5-minute “warm-up” activity on the tablet before playing EFgo™. Here are some you can download for free.

Providing Assistance

For children that are unable to move the card on their own, are pressing too hard (this is common for toddlers), or are unable to control the mouse, it is perfectly fine to help them. Providing them with assistance early on will help them learn what is required to move a card.

  • Try guiding their hand with your hand to show that only light pressure is needed to move the card. See an example of this in the video below of an Examiner and a 24-month old.
  • If this fails, ask the child to touch the box where the test card should be placedOnce it is clear the child has made a choice the examiner may sort that particular card for the child. , but if they continue to struggle, the examiner may continue to sort the test cards for the child but ONLY after you have clearly determined which box the child wants to put that particular card into on each trial.
  • Give them another try on their own, but if they continue to struggle, the examiner may continue to sort the test cards for the child but ONLY after you have clearly determined which box the child wants to put that particular card into on each trial.

Outage

As of 11:30 AM CT 9/28, our cloud provider is experiencing an outage. This is affecting the Admin Portal, EFgoPRO™, and MEFS App™. We apologize for the inconvenience and are expecting our cloud provider to resolve the issue quickly.