The Pediatric Smell Wheel™ is an attractive game-like test for evaluating olfaction in children. A rotating cardboard disk exposes one of 11 odors at a time for sampling. Multiple-choice alternatives use both words and pictures. When the disk is completely rotated, the child’s answers appear as dark dots in a series of holes in the jacket. The number of marks signify the test score. Can be used as an educational game as well as a smell test. Ideal for classroom education settings.
This test is useful in multiple settings for testing the smell function of children. For its development, see: Cameron EL & Doty RL. Odor identification testing in children and young adults using the smell wheel. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Mar;77(3):346-50. For an example of its application, see: Kennedy WP et al. A critical period in postnatal neuroplasticity of olfaction: A pediatric tracheostomy model. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016, 142:127-31).